[CentOS] kernels and irc

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 14:59:10 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 10:35 AM, James Bunnell
<jbunnell at belencomputers.com> wrote:
> I was in the #centos-social channel and simply stated that I noticed CentOS
> 3-4 were getting a lot of updates. I also stated that the CentOS 5 was one
> kernel behind, as in RHEL it is at -53, the gentlemen then told me that I
> was wrong and it was at -21. I then asked if there was a way to get a
> progress report somehow on 5.2, and that 5.2 has already upgraded that
> kernel. The result was that I was banned for being correct. I dont
> understand this kind of support.

Actually no.  I banned you for 15 minutes because you were being
profane, pedantic about verbiage. The user trying to help you had
already complained about typos and such, and was using kernel
shorthand since the -53.1. is common to the more recent kernels being
discussed at the time. I warned you twice to stop being quite so
pedantic, kicked you twice (since you were unwilling to take the hint
the first time) and finally resorted to the ban when you began to spew
insults and profanity.  If you want support from folks who will take
verbal abuse, buy a RHEL license. Otherwise, play by the channel rules
and be nice to others (yes, for those of you who know me, I *can* say
that with a straight face most of the time).

Crying about an irc ban on the mailing list is simply a way to have
the last word. If you want it, it's yours. The ban was temporary to
allow all parties time to cool down, and I'm done with the entire
issue. Hopefully you are as well.

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

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