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I suck big time

PackageKit Sucks !
Yumex Sucks !
Yum Sucks !
Fedora Sucks
!

I work on all these projects, so i must really suck, but opions is like assholes, everybody got one.
In the Linux world there is a lot of battles and flamewars, were peoples thinks X rules and Y sucks.
If all that energy was used on something constructive like trying to make things better, instead of just
complaining about it, what a boost that would be.
Last night i read that Richard Hughes was banned from Fedora Forum for making comments on an “PackageKit Sucks” thread and asking people to submit patches and report bug and defend himself on some very personal attacks.
People have a right to have an opion and to think that something sucks, but to lock out a main developer from an
end user forum, because of he takes time to respond to some users comments, it is very bad IMO.
We want to have close relations with users and developers, that is what makes the free software community strong.
Of cause there is some trolls out there just looking for a fight and throw some dirt at something, they can just be ignored, but if a big end user support forum starts to ban people they dont agree with that really sucks ๐Ÿ™‚
And that will hurt Fedora and scare away new contributors, and that make my heart blead.
So lets be constructive and have some fun and make Fedora rule the world.

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  1. Finalzone
    September 10, 2008 at 09:18

    That has beem resolved and you can view staff section as you are still a community manager privilege. Time to relax.

  2. September 10, 2008 at 09:46

    the saying is “…everybody has one and all of them stink” or something like that.

  3. September 10, 2008 at 11:19

    Finalzone: sound good if the issue is resolved and i very relaxed ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m not a community manager on Fedora Forum as far as i know.
    http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/member.php?userid=4071

  4. Sean
    September 11, 2008 at 01:35

    Well, this has certainly scared me off.
    I don’t think I’ll even think about contributing to fedora

    for a good while. The closed nature of this is also disturbing.

    All of the the actual development is done in an open environment.

    Why are the forums not handled in the same way? The community

    _should_ be able to discuss this, on the fedora forums. It also appears
    that they removed the topic where he was banned.

  5. September 11, 2008 at 06:25

    @Sean: what’s happen on the forum is not representative to Fedora, the forum is an external entity, run by some individuals, outside the Fedora infrastructure and outside Fedora governance. It just happen to be the most popular forum where people talk about Fedora.

  6. September 11, 2008 at 06:37

    @Sean: as nicu said, Fedora Forum has nothing to do with the Fedora Project, it is just at independent forum where people talk about Fedora, So don’t punish Fedora for a few people doing something bad.

  7. Sean
    September 11, 2008 at 14:46

    I thought those were official forums, my mistake. Thanks.

  8. March 27, 2011 at 00:25

    I was given a warning on Linux Mint forums saying I would be banned from the forum if I continued to hijack topics. But on a software forum it is impossible to to stick to one sole subject without referring to another software issue. I called a troll and a hijacker of threads by some members. but since when is talking about Outlook Express which is an email client and saying that it is useless offensive content? See this form thread for yourself as I don’t think I deserve to be threatened with a ban from the forum. Andrea Borman. http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=61794&sid=16cc400bebaef38d84b4649982519b20&start=180

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