[oclug] off-topic posting
bb at L8R.net
Sat Apr 26 17:13:44 EDT 2003
On Sat, 26 Apr 2003 16:54:04 -0400
Dan Cardamore <dan.cardamore at officeserver.ca> wrote:
> You moderate too much.
Discuss, sure. Moderate, no. I don't have that power.
> On Sat, Apr 26, 2003 at 04:17:00PM -0400, Brad Barnett wrote:
> > On Sat, 26 Apr 2003 15:13:28 -0400
> > bruce harding <dk983 at ncf.ca> wrote:
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> > > On April 25, 2003 05:51 pm, Dan Cardamore wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 05:44:54PM -0400, Shad Young wrote:
> > > > > I for one do not mind the occasional reminder. Sometimes life
> > > > > has other priorities and an announcement of an update I might
> > > > > not have known about is most welcome. I don't think you have
> > > > > ever abused this list with floods of notices, nor has anybody
> > > > > really.
> > > > >
> > > > > I also think OCLUG can be tolerant of a local boy working for a
> > > > > local company using OCLUG as a venue to inform us about his
> > > > > product. We do it for CBFL, we can do it for SME. :)
> > > >
> > > > I second that.
> > > >
> > > I'll third it.
> > Heh.
> > Unfortunately, this isn't what's happening. This isn't someone
> > describing their product, or telling people about it, this was a
> > security update notification. A security update which appears on
> > dozens of news sites and dozens of mailing lists, specifically
> > designed for just this purpose.
> > As usual, Shad has completely missed the point of the entire thread.
> > That's typical though, and not really all that surprising.
> > Since this thread is continuing, I'll explore it from another angle.
> > We don't allow MS or BSD posts, listed [OT] or not, therefore off
> > topic postings obviously have restrictions of their own. Since OT
> > posts have restrictions, perhaps we shouldn't be posting security
> > information that
> > 1) is always, literally always repeated elsewhere
> > 2) will make people dependant upon OCLUG for updates, and just wait
> > until one or two is missed
> > Security is something that should be always on, or always off. If you
> > aren't subscribed to your local distro's security list, then do so
> > now. Stop counting on OCLUG for that.
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