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Originally Posted by fingal Now that I am a fully fledged adult - or a pretend one at least - I've noticed that some places on the Internet (and this ...
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- 02-06-2006 #11
Originally Posted by fingalRegistered Linux user #270181
TechieMoe's Tech Rants
- 02-06-2006 #12Originally Posted by techieMoe
As for profanity - I don't like censorship either, but this is a 'public' forum and some of the users are only 12/14 etc. I don't feel comfortable exposing them to extremes of language, even though they know the words already.I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 02-15-2006 #13Are there a lot of kids here? I sort of imagined this would be populated mostly by adults...
The question should be - not "Who is the intended audience?", but "Who will be able to see it?"...
(The same problem exists with television...)
But I don't like swearing in front of kids...
I think (though I could be wrong) that the idea behind fingal's rant is that we're trying to convey ourselves here at this forum as a friendly and intelligent group of people with a common goal to help those in need of Linux guidance, and flame wars and profanity don't help that image.
As for profanity - I don't like censorship either, but this is a 'public' forum and some of the users are only 12/14 etc. I don't feel comfortable exposing them to extremes of language, even though they know the words already.
In addition to knowledge, there must be conscience, conviction, and practice...
The best way to delete expletives is to not generate them in the first place. The best place to delete expletives is in the mind, before they ever have a chance to leave it...
- 03-12-2006 #14Originally Posted by techieMoe
all that's needed now is for the censor to catch windoze and M$. it really isn't nice to read that. i'm far from a windows fan, but i don't want windows users coming on the forums interested in linux, and seeing stuff like that. it gives us and linux a bad name.
one last gripe i have is people saying RTFM RTFM RTFM. that gets on my nerves a lot. sometimes the manuals for certain programs are crap and someone who's just got their first linux distro is not going to understand most man pages. i can imagine many people would leave linux if they come across that stuff. that's another kind of site/channel i avoid *cough* ##freebsd *cough*. anyway, rant over.Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?