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From: Paul Schmehl (pschmehl_liststx.rr.com)
Date: Fri Jun 27 2008 - 09:42:59 CDT
--On Friday, June 27, 2008 08:46:19 +0000 Lucio Crusca <luciosulweb.org> wrote:
> After bugtraq I looked for a place in the old bugtraq spirit, and eventually
> I decided FD was that place, so I started reading it. Now, after a few
> months of FD reading, I feel bored again. I've never replied to any of the
> trolls and trolls-feeders on this list, but I've always been hardly hoping
> it was a transient situation, not the main (and sometimes only) topic of
> the list. Hell, if you filter out trolls postings and relative replies, the
> rest is more or less what debian-security has to offer.
> Now I have to choose: go on reading this, er... shit? in the hope it will
> get better in the future or leave all of you alone, trolls and others, and
> seek for another place.
Look for another place. FD isn't going to get better. I was the second person
to subscribe to the list, and I can assure you that it has degraded at a steady
pace over time. It's not worth your time to hang around.
> I know, no one here cares about me or what I'm
> going to do. I'm just posting this to tell you that there are many people
> out there that could be interested in reading this list, maybe not posting
> for lack of skills, but with such a noise you are making them go away, and
> they usually go away without telling you, like I'm doing.
That's the price you pay for having an unmoderated list, which is the entire
reason that FD exists.
> If you want this list to live on, I think (for what's worth) you should find
> a solution. Don't know what the solution can actually be. Maybe a wiki in
> the wikipedia style, but with specific rules, community driven, would serve
> better than a unmoderated list?
If you want a moderated version of FD, there are some out there. But the list
itself was, is and always will be unmoderated. After all, that's its raison
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