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

Carlos A. M. dos Santos unixmania at
Sat Feb 19 22:40:31 UTC 2011

On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 5:29 PM, 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.

So the PR submitter should stop using random fortunes in email
signatures instead of asking FreeBSD to make fortunes compliant to the
moral standards of his/her coworkers. How long do you think it will
take until somebody else find a a borderline offensive fortune?

> [...]
> I agree that it's probably not appropriate in a professional setting."

Sure. People must understand that fortunes are an optional feature
whose use has unpredictable consequences. Blaming FreeBSD for the
possible inconveniences.

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