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    Why do some people insist on embarressing themselves?

    I still see some Ubuntu users completing slating Debian, not just here, I mean at Ubuntu Brainstorm, Digg, or wherever. It always makes me cringe slightly and try to understand what's going on in that head of theirs.

    Why do you think they do it? Some talk like Debian tried to steal their girlfriend, or said something inappropiate about their mother. Strange.

    Edit: To slate someone/something, is to "criticize harshly".
    Last edited by ubuntu-freak; September 18th, 2008 at 08:11 PM.

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    Re: Why do some people insist on embarressing themselves?

    so i take it that 'slating' is saying bad things about somthing/someone?

    usually slating ('is slated to' is the most common usage) indicates that the aforementioned topic is planned to occur in the future.

    anyway, I'm fine with Debian. after another year messing around with linuxes, I should be ready for Debian and Gentoo.

    good luck,
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    Re: Why do some people insist on embarressing themselves?

    Debian is Ubuntu's grandfather. I don't know why they'd be doing that.
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    Re: Why do some people insist on embarressing themselves?

    I did not notice any Linux distributions being covered by slate roofs lately.

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    Re: Why do some people insist on embarressing themselves?

    I thought the thread title was a play on all the spelling mistakes on the board and that by spelling things wrong, they were "embarressing" themselves.

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    Re: Why do some people insist on embarressing themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by doas777 View Post
    so i take it that 'slating' is saying bad things about somthing/someone?

    usually slating ('is slated to' is the most common usage) indicates that the aforementioned topic is planned to occur in the future...
    Nothing wrong with the usage of the word slating

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/slating

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    Re: Why do some people insist on embarressing themselves?

    Boy I am really embarrassed , cause I don't understand this post at all! What is "completing slating Debian"?

    I love Debian, it is the pool that Ubuntu draws from and pretty darn impressive in and of itself.

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    Re: Why do some people insist on embarressing themselves?

    I use both Ubuntu and Debian, have been doing so for the past 2 years now. Both have their uses. =]
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    I love it when people stop trying to help me and I just uninstall ubuntu because of it . . .

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    Re: Why do some people insist on embarressing themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by howefield View Post
    Nothing wrong with the usage of the word slating

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/slating

    Yeah, I meant slate as in to "criticize harshly".

    I was just frustrated earlier by some truly moronic comments I read while searching Google.

    I'm okay now.

    "Let them eat slate".

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    Re: Why do some people insist on embarressing themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Small View Post
    Debian is Ubuntu's grandfather. I don't know why they'd be doing that.
    They're doing ity because Debian stole their girlfriend. Or said stuff about their mother. Well, I think that's why. That's what the OP said...

    I'm gonna go lie down for a bit...
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