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Re: Problem uninstalling/deleting cygwin

On Wed, 26 Jan 2005, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 11:10:49AM -0800, Peter A. Castro wrote:
> >On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, Larry Hall wrote:
> >>Obviously, those who disagree with me are still free to answer the
> >>inevitable posts that we'll get here about the "cygwin time machine"
> >>anyway.  With any luck, those posts will be few and far between so
> >>there will be little need to discuss how much noise of this kind is too
> >>much.
> >
> >Oh, come now, Larry.  We had a hugh thread going concering the
> >*content* of the fortune data files, which was totally off-topic for
> >Cygwin, yet we all kept on beating that horse.  Off-topic doesn't stop
> >it from being discussed anyways.  :)
> *Bzzzzzzzzzt* Wrong answer.

I didn't know there was a question...wait, what show am I on? :)

> It was certainly on-topic to discuss the contents of files that are
> distributed in the cygwin package.

I disagree on that.  For the fortune related thread(s), it was not so
much what was going into the package, but weither that content should be
censored or not.  Gary and several others were trading barbs concering
"potty-mouth" language and religious/political views.  Should
moral/religious/political discussions be consider on-topic, then?  I
really want to know.

> However, even if it wasn't, pointing to previous behavior which you
> consider inappropriate and using it as an excuse to do the same is
> really a rather unpersuasive way to make a point.

It was more an observation than a point.  And, while there are plenty of
examples of this "excuse" in the archives, this kind of thing *does*
continue to occur on this list, time and again.  It's tantamount to
saying "no talking in class", yet whispers are traded none-the-less.  I'm
not justifying it, mind you.  Meerly pointing out the reality of it.
Sorry if I ruffle your feathers over it.

> cgf

Peter A. Castro <> or <>
	"Cats are just autistic Dogs" -- Dr. Tony Attwood

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