Obscene content in cygwin file.

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Thu Jan 6 23:29:00 GMT 2005


On Thu, 6 Jan 2005, R.Powers wrote:

> > Message from "Christopher Faylor" on 01/05/05 08:38 PM PT quoted:
> > > How do you feel about the off-color content in the cygwin fortune
> > > files?
> > >
> > >   [ ] Offended.  Think about the children!
> > >   [ ] Not offended.  Stop bothering me with your Puritanical values.
> > >   [ ] Don't care.  Can we go back to talking about how negative this list is now?
>       [X] Why keep the material?.....remove from Distribution.

which, BTW, is semantically equivalent to (not my opinion, just rephrasing
the above)
        [X] Offended.  Think about the children!
so why invent a new category?

> I don't think it has anything to do with Christianity or Atheism or PC
> or Free Speech..or being Hip or Cool....or forcing anything on
> anybody..........
>
> It's merely obscene crudity.
>
> If it's better suited to publication on the wall of a public toilet than
> on the wall of your living room, for all to ponder and appreciate, then
> why keep it.
>
> If someone's interest runs in that direction that interest can easily be
> fulfilled elsewhere.
>
> Most folks are already bombarded with enough incoming material that
> requires opting-out of, or in this case excising,....... .when you never
> would have opted-in.. .....if you actually had a choice up front......

Huh?  We're talking about *fortune* here.  You had to *install* the
package to get the files -- how's that not "opting in"?  Not only that,
you'd have to *run* the "fortune" command to get the limericks -- they
won't be /forced/ on you.

It's a bug, people!  Let's fix it and move on!
	Igor
P.S. FWIW, I agree that it should be moved to the -o (ROT13) category.
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