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Old 05-31-2009, 02:44 PM   #271
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I can obviously not answer for unSpawn, but I understand some people have a hard time treating people the same. But this:

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...please cut out the namecalling beyond this point...
isn't really hard to understand. I know that brianL was probably just typing a funny remark but it doesn't matter. The moderator has spoken. In the old days when IRC ruled the IM, I remember one MOTD really well:
"IRC is a privilege, not a right". (I cant remember exactly what server, but it was DALnet).

I think it's great that we have moderators that treat people the same, even tho brianL is really helpful he didn't listen. As a moderator one have to be neutral. You can BET a moderator will get a backfire the day he isn't neutral. "But <insert nick here> got to say <insert insulting line>, why isn't he banned?". Then you will have a hard time answering for your self. You shouldn't be able to suck up on the moderators, and in my opinion, thats what distinguish good moderators from bad.

There isn't really any thing more annoying then bad moderators. The ones that favors their friends, delete threads/posts they don't like, ban people for disagreeing, etc.

I think we should respect the moderators. After all, they're doing one fine job and they do it for free. Besides, "Don't question the authorities" ;P

Anyway, that's just my opinion
 
Old 05-31-2009, 03:01 PM   #272
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I think we should respect the moderators. After all, they're doing one fine job and they do it for free. Besides, "Don't question the authorities" ;P

Anyway, that's just my opinion
Don't question the authorities ... oh my, surely we have not reached totalitarianism yet ...

If it was the insults, the insults started earlier and more people would have been banned. Really the thread should have been stopped earlier, but oh well.

Still, last time I heard from brianL he was upset about it and didn't want to came back. This bothers me, so I feel I have to make inquiries into the matter ... and I will question authority if I have to, to get an answer.
 
Old 05-31-2009, 03:10 PM   #273
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By clicking the "Report" button you can ask the moderator to reconsider the ban on brianL's behalf.

Eric
 
Old 05-31-2009, 03:20 PM   #274
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Well, technically he's no longer banned, but I just wanted to know if it was just. Anyway, I'll just talk to unSpawn about it.
 
Old 05-31-2009, 03:27 PM   #275
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First, about the remark (Don't question the authorities) was meant to be a joke (You know, anarchy signature thingy). I'm sorry for that. Of course we're supposed to do so. But I got the impression that you thought the ban was absurd. I for one don't think THIS is something to get all frustrated about. It was a matter of principle, and he (supposedly) got one day "holiday".

And I agree. This thread got way off topic and something should happened sooner, but it didn't. It was an attempt to get the thread back on track (because its a good thread and I personally think it shouldn't be closed), but it seems that it isn't working.

As for brianL, I'm sorry to hear that. I wish he didn't feel that way. The slackware sub-forum needs people like him
 
Old 05-31-2009, 03:35 PM   #276
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I've very much enjoyed Brian's contributions to these forum. If this ban causes him to leave then LQ will be a poorer place for it!
 
Old 05-31-2009, 03:37 PM   #277
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This thread got way off topic
It still seems to be adrift

As a moderator for a year on another list may I say that sometimes enough is enough and if one is a participant in what should be enoughed they should just accept the moderator's decision and move on.

Cops can be a pain in the butt, however, I'd rather have them around than not.

I don't like seeing anyone's feelings being hurt but if one participated in this senseless go around one should be prepared to accept the moderators decision. If someone told me to stop I would have accepted it at that and moved on.

...... perhaps we should all just move on .... off this thread.
 
Old 05-31-2009, 03:44 PM   #278
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It's OK, I've been unbanned (if there is such a word). So we can all move on now, as justwantin suggests.
 
Old 05-31-2009, 03:53 PM   #279
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Oh, good, you're back, was afraid you were going to leave.
 
Old 05-31-2009, 04:09 PM   #280
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It's OK, I've been unbanned (if there is such a word). So we can all move on now, as justwantin suggests.
Welcome back, man!
Yes. Excellent idea. I've been thinking about upgrading to Slackware64-current, but, I will wait until the Slackware team officially releases it. Its going to be great, indeed.
On another note I think this is a smart business move to adopt 64 bit. This will make Slackware stronger in the marketplace.
 
Old 06-01-2009, 08:59 AM   #281
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On another note I think this is a smart business move to adopt 64 bit. This will make Slackware stronger in the marketplace.
I agree, in fact, I've heard a good number of people say that 64-bit support is the main reason they don't use slackware. So now I think the user base should increase some.
 
Old 06-01-2009, 09:06 AM   #282
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I'm going to wait for Slackware64 to go stable too, don't think I know enough to tackle -current (32 or 64). But what to do about Slamd64 is the question?
 
Old 06-01-2009, 09:38 AM   #283
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I didn't wait - Slackware64 -current is now my main production machine. I have had no problems yet with Slackware64, but I do have to get another mindset when compiling for 64 bit. It hasn't been hard to do using src2pkg, but when I need to just do it myself, there have been a few gotcha's - but I did it to myself in those cases.

I have no plans either for a multilib system.
 
Old 06-01-2009, 10:22 AM   #284
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The only glitch that I have experienced to date using Slackware64 has been with printing. I have a Brother DCP-110C printer/scanner. Scanning works fine with the proprietary 64bit drivers from Brother, but printing is not working as the proprietary printer drivers are 32bit. The Brother web site suggests a 32bit multilib capability is needed. I have just emailed Brother enquiring as to whether they plan to release printer drivers compiled for pure 64bit environments. I await a reply!
 
Old 06-01-2009, 12:24 PM   #285
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Will there be a Slackware64 subforum here @ linuxquestions.org ?
 
  


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