Political and "Off-Topic" Discussions on PLUG Mailing List

Chad masterclc at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 09:58:43 MST 2008

On Jan 31, 2008 2:21 PM, Ryan Simpkins <plug at ryansimpkins.com> wrote:
> This comes up every now and then...
> The PLUG list is one of the few (maybe the only?) 'open mic' forums for Linux
> users in the state. As far as I know (and there may be exceptions) the mailing
> list is fully un-moderated and has never been censored (minus spam filtering).
> It is up to all of you to either get along, or not, as you so choose. We are a
> community - and having unfiltered discussion about whatever topic you think
> applies is important. That might lead to disagreements. Let's face it: if you
> had problems with people disagreeing, you wouldn't be here. My advice is to
> not take it too personally, and participate! You have a right to your say,
> even if your say is that we should take away that right - but we still aren't
> going to.
> Besides, you do have procmail installed, right? Maybe someone can post
> procmail rules as protest to threads they disagree wtih? ;-)
> I don't think we should change anything on this list one bit. I am, however,
> going to be setting up two new mailing lists that will be moderated:
> plug-jobs (for those desperately seeking work, and recruiters that spam me).
> plug-announce (meeting announcements, and other important stuff)
> __You won't miss anything if you stay subscribed to this list.__ However, if
> the e-mail load/topics are too much - keep an eye out for those lists "Coming
> Real Soon Now" (TM).
> That said, if a subscriber crosses the line from expressing his/her free ideas
> as he/she sees they apply to the Open Source community to full-fledged SPAMMER
> - you will be squashed like the bug you are. Also, no breaking the law. I
> know, that's going to disappoint a few of you out there. ;-)
> Mmmkay? Back to your regularly scheduled flamefest.
> -Ryan

Thanks for the clarification.


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