[OpenIndiana-discuss] Solaris Express server name broadcast

Ken Gunderson kgunders at teamcool.net
Mon Mar 7 04:10:21 UTC 2011

On Sun, 2011-03-06 at 09:58 -0500, weknox wrote:
> Two points I believe are germane:
> 1.  This is a tempest in a teapot.  Get outside and plant some flowers.  
> It's Spring, or at least nearly so.
> 2.  WTF?  There is no "moral obligation" to help?  There is *always* a 
> moral obligation to help someone in distress - or one who simply needs 
> help - in a caring community.  If someone is reading and writing on this 
> list then they obviously belong to us, at least at this point in time.  
> Give them a hand.  Granted, there may be some point in time when the 
> users are too numerous here that posts may need to be edited but I don't 
> think that's today - otherwise we wouldn't all be stirring this little 
> teapot so vigorously.  Don't allow your irritation at Oracle (or Sun) 
> from interfering with our new community.

Talk about a tempest in a teapot - and then go on to extend my comment
about moral imperative to act as a support channel for commercial
product to turning a blind eye to someone in distress.  Get some
perspective here. The OP asked a question, to which they did not receive
an adequate answer.  Two posters made a couple gruff remarks about this
not being the most appropriate forum for the query at hand, for which
they apologized.

Later posters then edited my post to omit my actual text and also took
what I did say out of context in an apparently thinly guised effort to
rebuke my supposed villany and make mountains out of mole hills. So I'll
set the record straight and then be done with this drama. I did not say
anything about not being helpful. Pointing someone to the most
appropriate forum/repository of requisite expertise is being helpful,
even if worded a bit caustically or grumpily. Politely pointing - my
actual verbiage - people thusly is being both helpful and friendly. And,
it may well be argued, more effective, especially when the quick answer
was not to be had here.

Peace-- ken

Ken Gunderson <kgunders at teamcool.net>

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