[TriLUG] OT: windows firewall
cgbullock at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 12:37:35 EDT 2004
I thought this was an OSS list, not a strictly Linux list. There
could be an OSS alternative. I see Mac questions on the list all the
time and no one complains and don't give me that crap about Mac *is*
OSS because its NOT.
On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 11:40:11 -0400, Tanner Lovelace
<clubjuggler at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 11:11:12 -0400, Chris Knowles <chrisk at trilug.org> wrote:
> > Pedantry.
> > Elitism.
> No, just trying to keep the signal to noise ratio at a high level so the
> list remains useful. I think that's a useful goal, and posts that complain
> about those efforts do not help to raise that ratio. This is a special
> interest list, which by definition means that some topics are not
> appropriate for it. If people are going to complain every time someone
> points that out, then why bother even having the special interest?
> > The Windows post is indeed entirely off topic here. However, I'm happy
> > to talk about windows firewalls with him or anyone. Particularly since
> > the entirely unwritten subtext is: "If I were using a sane system like
> > *BSD or Linux, this wouldn't even be a question... but these people know
> > about firewalls..."
> If it was a question about how firewalls worked, that would be one thing.
> It was not. It was a question about what windows product should I use.
> I see no reason for a post like that on a linux list.
> > So I'm happy to allow it. Particularly if the poster puts an OT in the
> > subject line. (lo and behold they did. You were warned.)
> So, then you would support questions about what windows software
> someone should use to do something? Why bother even having
> a *linux* list then?
> > The battery post is not directly *ON* topic, but I think it is
> > appropriate for this list. Many of us have Linux laptops running with
> > aging batteries. We answer other hardware questions all the time.
> I'll grant you that, which is why I didn't respond to it directly but
> just mentioned it in passing.
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