From: Sohail Somani (s.somani_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-02-06 23:36:12
I am not a Boost moderator but I have strong feelings about this. Is it in the name of political correctness that you send such a message? People are humans, humans have beliefs. Simple as that. I don't see why something as inconsequential as an acronym should offend anyone or have anyone be asked to stop using it.
There is blatant outright annoying and simple. I'm sure you'll hear more people b*tching if there is an outright annoying email (don't reply to mine saying this is outright annoying!)
Annoying: <Something> is (good|bad|smart|stupid) because they do <X>
Not annoying: AMDG
Bottom line: Don't make an issue where there is none
PS: If you want to see annoying non-technical content in technical postings, there are plenty of examples (http://tinyurl.com/2gz9rw) always comes to mind
From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] on behalf of Scott Woods
Sent: Tue 2/6/2007 8:12 PM
Subject: [boost] Non-technical content
Hi Boost moderators,
Is there any policy with regard to non-technical content on the boost list?
The last few times I've checked the list I have been presented with material
like that included at the end of this message.
While this particular material does not relate to me, some policy would be
good. Is promotion of the different religions, ethnic groups, sexual
and political leanings acceptable on the boost-list?
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 12:46 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] formal review request : mcs::units
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