Meta-discussions and the role of the Fedora Community

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Fri Mar 29 19:04:41 UTC 2013

On Fri, 2013-03-29 at 09:55 -0500, Steven Stern wrote:
> When people talk about choosing FOSS software like Fedora, "a strong
> community" is always cited.
> May we declare a moratorium on meta-discussions?  If someone doesn't
> give enough info, ask them for more, and that's all.  Going off on top
> posting, depth of quoting, typos, etc makes the list a hostile place.
> If you don't have something nice or helpful to say, don't say it.

If nobody ever says it, how do you expect newbies top learn?

> If you need more info, ask for it. If you suspect they don't know what
> they're doing, offer some assistance on how they can get that info.
> Quite frankly, if I were a newbie and I had a question and were met with
> such hostility, I'd think twice about all that stuff about the value of
> "the community".
> Thanks for listening.

Oh the humanity! You do realize you hijacked a thread to post this,
don't you?


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