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August 10th, 2008, 09:47 PM
I just received a WARNING about my post using bad language (seen below) in which a user said that initramfs-tools TRASHED his system completely. I pointed out that perhaps there was some problem with initram-fs upgrade, but I doubt seriously that package ruined his Ubuntu. These kinds of postings give ammunition to anti-Ubuntu zealots and possible new Ubuntu users. I can imagine if I read where initramfs-tools took down my entire system I would serious reconsider installing Ubuntu and telling my friends not to, and if this happened a lot, you can imagine the bad publicity.

My post in which supposed BAD LANGUAGE happened:

"Upgrading initramfs-tools trashed my system" This is just the thing *buntu doesn't need. I SERIOUSLY doubt upgrading initramfs-tools TRULY trashed your system.

This kind of posting turns others away. Try "Upgrading initramfs-tools didn't go well"

To make matters worse, a Korean staff members "WARNED" me. Might I suggest that from now on American staff members who can clearly see no BAD LANGUAGE in that post deal with american users and let korean staff members deal with korean "bad language".

August 10th, 2008, 09:55 PM

August 10th, 2008, 10:04 PM
For the Staff:


August 10th, 2008, 10:13 PM
Okay, first point: waiting a mere eight minutes before bumping the thread is incredibly impatient. Sometimes things take time. Try to be a bit more patient, please.

Now, to the actual issue. Your post was unhelpful, and came off as uninviting and rude. There were no bad words in the post, but you had nothing of value to add to the discussion at hand, you offered no actual assistance to the person asking the question, and you came across as a self-righteous know-it-all. This is not the atmosphere we want in these forums. Find a way to post that is gentle to newcomers, even when you disagree and are teaching them something, or find another community to be a part of.

Furthermore, the manner in which you addressed this issue is arrogant, racist, and rude. I noticed that a staff member has already issued an infraction for this, so I will simply say that I believe that infraction was justified.

August 10th, 2008, 10:19 PM
Another thread for the staff: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=885978

August 10th, 2008, 10:27 PM
Thanks, Joeb...