View Full Version : Woah! Tux published my letter!

Master Shake
May 2nd, 2006, 01:59 PM
In the current issue of Tux:

Mango Has Gone Too Far!
Mango went too far when she said, “So if you are too stupid
for KDE, GNOME is perfect for you.”
I demand that she apologize for that comment and be fired!
That was totally inappropriate for her to say!

I know that I shouldn't have been as emotional when I posted that, but then again I do tend to overreact to some things.

Anyway, the editor responded:

As Editor, I’d like to apologize for that comment. I’m responsible
for every word that goes into each TUX issue. I should have
changed that comment, but I thought it was within her rights to
think and write that. However, I didn’t exercise my right to
remove it. I should have, but I promise that I won’t let it happen
again—either from Mango or from any of our other authors.
From now on, I will strive to make TUX rise above the comments
that divide our community. If I slip, you most certainly can
ask for my resignation.—Ed.

I hope this is a change in the right direction for this magazine!

May 2nd, 2006, 02:18 PM
I also noticed that there were Gtk apps featured in the most recent issue.

May 2nd, 2006, 02:32 PM
Is there no link for your quotes ?

May 2nd, 2006, 02:33 PM
I usually skip the mango section, the rest is normally good.
May be the section is supposed to be taken humorously.

Master Shake
May 2nd, 2006, 02:42 PM
Is there no link for your quotes ?

You have to download the magazine in .PDF format, but its free!


May 2nd, 2006, 02:53 PM
I demand that she apologize for that comment and be fired!


May 2nd, 2006, 02:59 PM
I reckon they only published your letter because of how over-the-top it was. I bet they found it hilarious.

May 2nd, 2006, 03:12 PM
it was the overabundance of exclamation points

May 2nd, 2006, 03:16 PM
it was the overabundance of exclamation points
But he should have emphasized this even more !!!111!!!11111eleveneleven

Anyway, good to see that they are changing there tune. This bashing of the other desktop environment that you don't use really gets incredibly old.

Also good that someone didn't just complain here, but took the time to actually write a letter to the editors.

Master Shake
May 2nd, 2006, 04:14 PM
I know my letter was over the top. I should have waited a while to craft something a bit more reasonable, but sometimes we let emotions get the best of us.

At any rate, at least they're stating that they'll try to be better about using devisive language.

May 2nd, 2006, 04:30 PM
I agree with you, Mango is a total biatch sometimes and I always skip that section :mad:

May 2nd, 2006, 06:52 PM
Cool, I only noticed the letter because you were blogged about on Planet Gnome :)

And I absolutely detest Mango Parfait. Otherwise, the magazine is pretty good.

Stormy Eyes
May 2nd, 2006, 11:08 PM
You have to download the magazine in .PDF format, but its free!


It's free if you register. Please keep in mind that some people are reluctant to sign up for freebies due to privacy concerns.

May 3rd, 2006, 12:29 AM
Will they take a trashmail address?

May 3rd, 2006, 01:46 AM
i use a dodgeit account for my subscription

just make up any name e.g.
imsosexy @ dodgeit.com
then go to dodgeit to get the email. there's no password on the account so it's only useful for unimportant stuff. i think every account is cleared after 7 days.

i use gnome and like Mango. i don't think she can be fired, i don't think she's real.

May 3rd, 2006, 01:49 AM
I don't dislike Mango because of her anti-Gnome comments, I just dislike her because the way she writes makes her sound like she's either high, has brain damage or is just stupid. I'm sure the way she seems isn't completely "real", but it really is just annoying.

May 3rd, 2006, 02:02 AM
I like Tux Mag., but they are KDE lovers. I guess thats OK. I think Mango is a guy anyways.

May 3rd, 2006, 03:17 AM
I think Mango is a guy anyways. its probably the editor or it could be all the authors collectively (ie various staff members write each reply). Mango is probably just a pseudonym to represent tux magazine.

May 3rd, 2006, 04:17 AM
I just read that mango's article a minute ago and found it's both insulting and ridiculously funny...wait...just ridiculous :)

May 3rd, 2006, 06:16 PM
good job on writting in, I think about it but seldom do.