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Katrin Verclas katrin at
Wed Mar 20 16:10:46 PDT 2013

Can we just vote already? This is getting out of hand and a perfect example why this list is increasingly useless with too many flame wars and not enough substantive content...

On Mar 20, 2013, at 13:52, Gregory Foster <gfoster at> wrote:

> If we're going to require people to use their brains, perhaps its not too much to ask that individuals take responsibility for paying attention to who they are speaking to.
> This is not a personally configurable setting on the mailing list software, and we're relegated to a dualistic choice that cannot satisfy all participants, yet we still must choose and have previously chosen.  If this will be a recurring issue, perhaps we should structure a yearly survey/vote.
> gf
> On 3/20/13 12:37 PM, Matt Mackall wrote:
>> On Wed, 2013-03-20 at 18:02 +0200, Maxim Kammerer wrote:
>>>> Isn't that a valid point?
>>> No, it's a useless imaginary construct. A valid point would be an
>>> example (preferably, more than one) of such an email on this list,
>>> where it would be possible to debate whether the person actually
>>> deserved losing his job / life for hastily sending said email.
>> Am I reading this correctly? You need to personally witness someone make
>> a potentially fatal mistake before you'll take a risk seriously? 
>> If you're unwilling to employ foresight as a decision-making aide, you
>> may not be taking full advantage of your prefrontal cortex.
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