that's why i opt for moderation. because it's completely stupid as there are no rules and no enforcement.

On Fri, 29 May 2009, gabe wrote:

This is stupid, I'm unsubscribing.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chad Perrin <>
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: On the need for moderated questions lists

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 07:13:49PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
software that runs on multiple OSes (and not *just* FreeBSD) to run an
extra system, running some other OS.

no. i expect them to ask THAT program support.

In really rare cases when they got an answer like
"You did all fine, i have the same configured program in my
linux/openbsd/netbsd/solaris/whatever OS and it works fine"

So . . . basically, it's okay for someone to ask about X if that person
also runs Linux, but not if that person doesn't.  That's the logical
consequence of your argument thus far.  How well have you actually
thought this through?

They it's place to ask because certainly there's something wrong with the

I don't recall that being an obvious and necessary condition of the
example -- and that didn't seem to matter when you suggested that it
might be on-topic if the querent also happens to have a Linux-based
system handy.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
Quoth FreeBSD Secure Programming Guidelines: "In fact, never ever use
gets() or sprintf(), period. If you do - we will send evil dwarfs after

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