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Re: Did Roy S. miss this one by George Ou?

  • Subject: Re: Did Roy S. miss this one by George Ou?
  • From: "Larry Qualig" <lqualig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 17 Oct 2006 18:44:32 -0700
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Tim Smith wrote:
> In article <1161128528.839142.49500@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>  "Larry Qualig" <lqualig@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > Roy does what he can, but there is so much good news about Linux that
> > > he cannot be expected to keep up with it all.
> >
> > If there's so much good news then why does he keep posting the same
> > stories and links over and over again? Why isn't he posting the good
> > news about Linux instead of links to stories where Steve Jobs talks
> > about the Zune media player and other completely non-Linux articles?
> And then there's all the trivial news. Think what effect it has on
> potential new Linux users when they come over here and see that it is
> "news" when someone gets Linux to do some trivial thing that would be
> routine on Windows or Mac.

Agreed. The die-hards here keep saying how if people don't like it they
should simply filter Roy's news posts. That works great for the people
who are already COLA residents. But someone just coming here for the
first time or looking to read up on Linux won't have any filters setup.
This person will simply see all these ridiculous osts and move on
looking for something worth reading.

> Effective advocacy is to tout those things
> that Linux does BETTER than other systems, not those things that it is
> starting to catch up on.

It's bewildering why so many people think that simply posting hundreds
of mindless posts somehow equals advocacy. I could write a script over
the weekend that does the same thing as Roy. Since my script would do
little more than post links to any story with Linux or DRM in it does
that mean that my script is now a Linux advocate?

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