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Re: duplicated messages and NYLXS cross-posting

From: Daniel Pocock
Subject: Re: duplicated messages and NYLXS cross-posting
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2020 15:12:49 +0000
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On 16/02/2020 15:02, John Darrington wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 01:44:57PM +0000, Daniel Pocock wrote:
>> On 16/02/2020 12:59, Ruben Safir wrote:
>>> It is pretty simple.  Stop trying to remove the emotional content
>>> of my emails in face of this broad injustice to RMS and GNU
>> This is a legitimate and important point
> I'm not sure to which point you are refering.
> Highlighting injustice is certainly a legitimate use of GNU 
> infrastructure - especially when it is being perpetrated in
> such a sustained and systematic way.
> On the other hand, using this list to vent emotion (even when
> severly provoked) is not, in my opinion, an acceptable use.

Let me clarify then:

Except for some extreme cases, emails featuring emotive language don't
deserve to be censored

People who use metaphors as a way to help readers understand something
are not doing anything wrong either.  John Sullivan censored me from
libreplanet when I used the lynching metaphor.  If anybody wants to
discuss that particular metaphor, please don't reply here, take it up on
the libreplanet-discuss list.

An example with emotion and metaphor that would be censored under some
Codes of Conduct:
After the corruption of voting in FSFE and the Debian Project Leader
election in 2019, I felt really cheated, like those Aussie swimmers who
missed out on medals at the Olympics because the Chinese were doping.



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