[svlug] Fwd: Ripping DVDs ... and MythTV
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Nov 30 15:35:19 PST 2007
Quoting Paul Reiber (reiber at gmail.com):
> Regarding this particular posting: a helpful volunteer posted a
> somewhat larger-than-usual posting, and as SVLUG's President, I
> personally decided I was OK with the post reaching the list...
> so I'm wondering what your problem is.
My problem is: The 40kB limit -- and the text carefully explaining it
on our policy Web pages, which you've either not bothered to read or
decided El Presidente can simply disregard at a whim -- exists for the
obvious reason of discouraging people from annoying hundreds of
subscribers with huge attachments that maybe one recipient on a good day
might care to get. It exists for the reason that there are dozens of
webspace facilities where someone like Kristian can park files he wants
to refer to by URL and be fetchable with a single click by anyone
actually wanting them.
It gets applied to everyone for the reason that the SAME RULES apply to
everyone, and they're the documented ones. Or rather, they _were_: See
> You never bothered to ask me - "Hey, Paul - As SVLUG's President, did
> you approve that posting? Were you OK with it going out to the list?"
Actually, what I did was spend TWO YEARS rehabilitating the wretched
reputation of SVLUG's list administration, by _actually following_ our
documented guidelines, insisting that the same rules apply to absolutely
everyone including myself, that I'd be 100% accountable to any member
upon request for what I did and didn't do, and that _nobody_ would ever
again get slagged by a "rule" that some kneejerk cryptofascist pulled
strictly out of /dev/ass.
And you recently managed to destroy that progress in about five seconds
with your stunt about gagging a member -- who broke no posted rule, and,
ironically, was merely calling into question some of your bad decisions
-- and then villifying her while she's prevented from speaking in her
So, that's when I gave up and pretty much walked away, because I'm tired
of having my work wrecked by you, and cannot afford association with
that level of malfeasance.
By the way, I noticed that you were logged in last week, probably
mucking around with the machine again in some wacky fashion, and
seemingly never noticed that _somehow_ -- gee, I wonder how this
happened? -- the MTA had gotten stopped. Despite having decided to no
longer help prop up your administration, I fixed the problem.
But don't thank me. I did it for the members, and NOT for you.
There's a large number of other essential checks and tasks I've handled
until recently, but I guess you'll need to figure those out the hard
This is the same sort of thing that cost you the support and involvement
of all the other people who've recently walked on you, of course.
> I find your "clueless" comment particularly disturbing....
I find your comment particularly risible. And cheeky.
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