svn commit: r218650 - head/games/fortune/datfiles

Juli Mallett jmallett at
Sat Feb 19 19:33:55 UTC 2011

On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 11:29, Bruce Cran <brucec at> wrote:
> On Saturday 19 February 2011 17:25:32 Carlos A. M. dos Santos wrote:
>> Did anybody complain about this? If not, would you mid either revert
>> this commit or just go ahead and move all "potentially" offensive
>> jokes to fortunes-o? Anything from Grouch Marx or Mark Twain will
>> probably qualify.
> Yes, someone complained. From  bin/137702:
> "A coworker pointed out a borderline offensive fortune that appeared in my
> email signature which is partially generated from `fortune -s` output.
> [...]
> I agree that it's probably not appropriate in a professional setting."

Professionally-appropriate is not the same as offensive, and such
standards vary considerably more than ones for offensiveness.  I don't
think professionally-appropriate is the right standard for fortune.
Certainly there's not really anything very professional about having a
random E-Mail signature that's meant to amuse, for that matter.

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