Erik,

This is a very wise thing that you just said, and I agree with you almost completely. The difference is that your very own words are a brilliant way to say it, and would be wonderful to replace the "Hitler quotes" that is there now. So, if someone would replace it with your quote, I would be completely satisfied:


the speaker of the quote is not to be the
basis for categorizing the quote as offensive.

In fact, I do not think that the quotes should be removed from the database itself, my only objection is that by having "hitler quotes" on the front page, we are virtually monopolizing the page to this topic.

Best Regards,

Artur
eBoundHost.com
http://www.eboundhost.com
----- Original Message ----- From: "Erik Osterholm" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "eBoundHost: Artur" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 6:58 PM
Subject: Re: who wrote this


On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 05:53:54PM -0600, eBoundHost: Artur wrote:
I would appreciate if someone would help me find the person who can
help to
modify the text on this page.
http://www.freebsd.org/internal/fortunes.html
I think it can be worded differently and get the point accross
without
giving any extra attention to this monster.

Best Regards,

Artur

Do I understand correctly that you are not concerned so much with the
inclusion of quotes by Adolf Hitler, but you don't like the way the
web page is presented?

If that's the case, my argument for maintaining the current state of
the webpage is that it's going to become a repeated issue.  Without
the notice that Hitler quotes are not automatically considered
offensive, a lot of people will probably see a non-offensive Hitler
quote and argue that it should be moved to the offensive file simply
due to the attribution.

Put another way, the quote "What luck for the rulers that men do not
think." is not considered offensive.  Merely adding the attribution,
then, should not cause it to be moved to the "offensive" file.  That
said, people have argued in the past that it should be, simply because
Hitler is in the text.  Putting the notice on the webpage at
http://www.freebsd.org/internal/fortunes.html is a public expression
that the speaker of the quote is not to be the basis for categorizing
the quote as offensive.

Erik



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