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Re: [SLUG] What is SLUG?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] What is SLUG?
- From: "Dan Treacy" <treacy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Oct 25 12:38:38 2000
- Organization: 5262 IT
- Reply-to: "Dan Treacy" <treacy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
That, if you'll pardon my french, is bullshit.
What's at issue here is not the fact that his ISP search may have been in
the Blue Mtns. I've seen people looking for an ISP with no mnetion
whatsoever of linux be flooded with responses all pointing out different
options. What's at issue here is fact that with increasing regularity people
both new and old are having new assholes torn for them because they ask a
question someone deems to be outside the bounds of "our mandate" All the
discussion seems to be about the S in Slug maybe it should be about the G.
As in group as in bunch of people. And isnt the overall mandate of User
groups to HELP people?? At least that was my impression.. Hands up who's
never asked an inappropriate question??? Great, all of you with your hands
up get a medal. Now instead of being eltist and condescending maybe you
should try to help. If not you risk groups like this and the OS/FS/Linux
community as a whole turning it cliquish boys clubs.
See http://www.advogato.org/person/thewatcher for more details
P.S Above rant isn't directed and any specific parties just an overall view.
----- Original Message -----
From: "CaT" <cat@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Terry Collins" <terryc@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: [SLUG] What is SLUG?
> On Wed, Oct 25, 2000 at 10:15:48AM +1100, Terry Collins wrote:
> > > >Please read the following: SLUG ....
> > > >
> > > > S - Sydney
> > > > L - Linux
> > > > U - Users
> > > > G - Group
> > > >
> > > >as opposed to ....
> > Anyone who takes this attitude is going to open a very big can of worms.
> > Firstly - where is Sydney?
> I think that's irrelevant to what Rick was trying to say. I think he
> was pointing out that this is a linux user group and not an ISP referral
> service. The reference to city locations was probably due to the S in slug
> actually standing for Sydney (AFAIK) and the fact that the original poster
> referred to the blue mountains rather then due to any act of snobbery.
> If we try to be everything to everybody we'll wind up with a noise
> content that'll be absolutely deafening.
> Now if he had asked 'is there an ISP in the blue mountains that support
> s linux' that'd be a different kettle of fish. :)
> Ofcourse, this is all guesswork and Rick can correct me if I'm wrong. :)
> CaT (cat@xxxxxxxxxx)
> 'We do more then just sing and dance. We've got a brain too.'
> -- The Backstreet Boys
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