[CentOS] Re: plan of action?

Preston Crawford me at prestoncrawford.com
Fri Sep 16 14:30:53 UTC 2005

Agreed. That's been part of my frustration with the flame wars breaking
out here. The fact that this list is far BETTER than most lists I've
been on. So I think the bar is raised a little higher here, personally.
The last few days aren't normal, unless I'm ignoring large flame wars
that have taken place in the past. Either way, I wouldn't let it
discourage you, Tom. Most people here will answer your questions
respectfully and politely. Johnny and company do a great job putting
together this distribution. Like I said, it's a distro I'd pay for (and
I *will* put my money where my mouth is when I get the chance).


On Fri, 2005-09-16 at 10:24 -0400, William Warren wrote:
> That's bad to hear.  I use CentOS here.  I just filter out the noise. 
> All mailing lists have issues from time to time.  I have yet to not have 
> a question answered in a nice manner personally.
> Tom Cat wrote:
> > This is my first post.  This also will be my last.
> > 
> > I really must have picked the wrong time to join this list.  I joined
> > b/c I was thinking of switching to CentOS at home.  We have RHEL at
> > work and it is great, I just can't afford the cost for home.
> > 
> > I first went to Whitebox, but that seems to be plagued by slow updates
> > and a dependency on one person.  Then the seriously broken mailing
> > list removal system happened and the list was flooded with unsubscribe
> > requests - this was all before the hurricane hit.    Most everyone on
> > that list claimed they were moving to CentOS.  So I thought I'd check
> > into it.
> > 
> > What I encountered here is just horrible.  I've only seen about a
> > day's worth of posts, but it is one of the worst flame wars I've ever
> > seen.  I'm of course not going use CentOS either.  With a list like
> > this there will never be any support if I run into a problem.    If
> > CentOS is still around in a year or two and I still have found a good
> > distro, I'll check and see if anything has improved.
> > 
> > I'd suggest you take Mr. Knaddison's advice below.  #2 seems like the
> > best plan as there will be a forum moderator who can lock threads and
> > delete posts.   At worst a flame will only be visible until the
> > moderator gets around to delete it.
> >  
> > Good Bye.
> > 
> > 
> > On 9/15/05, Greg Knaddison <greg.knaddison at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> >>Possible solutions that require zero involvement from the already busy
> >>project team:
> >>
> >>1. Use your email client to better manage the flow and turn it into a trickle
> >>2. Use the forums on your time rather than having it emailed in and
> >>disrupting your life http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb
> >>3. Subscribe to the list using an account that you use specifically
> >>for the list (I'll send gmail invites to anyone interested) and only
> >>read that account when you want...otherwise, ignore it
> >>4. Unsubscribe
> >>
> >>You can combine 2 and 4 for maximum effect.
> >>
> >>Given those options, why does the project team need to get involved?
> >>
> >>Greg
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