[OT] Power Trips
shane at hathawaymix.org
Thu Sep 1 17:34:04 MDT 2005
Jacob Fugal wrote:
> So what have we gained by adding PLUG-OT? Nothing. Bad Zeke still
> angers Adam, Ignorant Zeke still angers Adam. All we've done is
> changed the vehicle of Zeke's ignorance.
You're oversimplifying: what about the people who have heard about Linux
and want to join a local user's group to see what's going on? They
aren't going to have filters. You're not going to hear from most of
them--they'll lurk for a while then silently unsubscribe, dismissing the
group as a bunch of radicals.
Nonetheless, let's drop the idea to split. The only right answer is to
not have flame wars. There have been a lot of personal attacks on the
list recently. If they don't stop, the community will very likely shrink.
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