Agressive FUD by Fedora contributor

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at
Sun Oct 15 22:37:25 UTC 2006

On Sun, Oct 15, 2006 at 06:28:48PM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 00:24 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > There is no official Fedora codex or similar, but I'd still like to
> > know what happens when a contributor suddenly becomes insane and is
> > aggressively fudding other contributors like Christopher Stone does in
> > a bugzilla report, see
> >
> > 
> > Note that I never had any direct contact with this person (or at least
> > I don't remember).
> > 
> 1. Fud is not a verb. It's not even a word. Let's stop using it as such.

Let's not nipick, language is evolving, and unless we use it as a
verb, it will never make it into the next dictionary as such. ;)
Also it does sound unfair for a native speaker of a language to
nitpick on s/o non-native, right?

> 2. He appears to be stating his opinion, which he is welcome to do.

Yes, we live in a free world, is that what you mean? I thus prefer to
escalate this and state my opinion here.

> You can counter his opinion by responding to him

No, I won't get trolled. I'm known for getting into discussion with
people, but IMHO he already crossed a line. All this FUD was dumped
into bugzilla w/o any provocation or reason. Just because s/o
mentioned ATrpms doesn't count as provocation.

> but there's no 'censure' process if that's what you're gunning for.

No, censoring is always bad, that doesn't mean that such behaviour
shouldn't be counteracted.
Axel.Thimm at
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