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Re: Too many mailing lists(passing the buck)

On Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 02:21:49PM -0700, Linda Walsh wrote:
>Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 03:07:37PM -0600, Warren Young wrote:
>>> Every time someone says "That's not on topic here, go elsewhere," it
>>> can easily be read as "Go away."  The Cygwin project should only be
>>> pushing away toxic people, and multiple mailing lists do not have
>>> that happy side effect.
>> I've never seen a reply saying "that's not on topic here, go away" that
>> could be read as you describe.  
>   You didn't even bother to check google?
>i settled on looking at bash:
>bash cygwin "off-topic" -stackoverflow
>But have seen similar for X11 related.
>on the first page: (all talking about the topic being wrong for the list 
>vs.  the opposite problem where a cygwin devel yanked my prob from a
>cp-bug-report and closed it:
>bug was related to a case-bug using cp -a and being told it was a
>cygwin bug unless I could recreate it on linux (even though the bad
>code was in 'cp'.)
>(had to do with ignoring case, and creating it with a case ignoring FS
>on linux would have been too much of a pain (like XFS has such an
>option) .
>project owners constantly like to pass the buck in hopes the user will
>give up...usually project owners win because reporting bugs is too much

But, then, I know of cygwin devs who feed orphans, rescues kittens, and
work to prevent global warming.  So, as long as we're making
unsubtantiated allegations, it all works out in the end.


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