[aur-general] Please remove my AUR account
stefanwilkens at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 13:20:39 EST 2011
2011/11/30 Moritz Wilhelmy <moritz at wzff.de>:
> Hello Heiko, Hello list,
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 14:00:44 +0100, Heiko Baums wrote:
>> And the comparison to the German wall is also improper.
> It seems it was enough to get your attention. It had to be either a foul
> wall comparison or a foul Facebook comparison, although Facebook would
> probably have been less off than what I said, being cool and in the web
> and all.
> Would you have replied without an insult or politically incorrectness,
> striking up the debate? I'm sorry for insulting you, but I think we
> should either drop this or take it off-list. Contrary to popular belief,
> I'm just someone who likes to speak openly, not a "rude person", but
> someone you can actually talk to.
> (See the bottom of http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=17039, and
> yes, I still believe the criticism was valid at that point, but I could
> have said it more politely. This is just another example of me being an
> asshole sometimes, but I don't usually mean it. "He who is without being
> the occasional asshole on the internet among you, let him to be the
> first to throw a stone at me. Ow. That hurts.")
> Chances might be that someone hacks my "dead" account and uses it for
> posting malicious PKGBUILDs. After all, the AUR is written in PHP, no?
> PHP had some very serious and embarassing security issues in the not too
> distant past, and there is no guarantee that this will not happen again
> tomorrow or maybe next week. This would clear my conciousness that
> there's somewhere an account lurking in the dark. Someone might then
> mistake me for the account owner and blame me for the malicious doings
> of a third party.
> I will - and that's One Hundred Percent certain - never use this account
> again. It was sometimes fun working with some of you, but I
> fundamentally disagree with Arch's interpretation of "lightweight" and
> the way releases are handled, but this has nothing to do in this thread
> and will supposedly be taken as a flamebait (because "KISS" and
> "rolling-release" seems to be the holy grail of using Arch and
> disagreeing is taken as a personal insult by many users). I do not want
> a flamewar, just to clarify my reasons, since some of you seem to wonder
> why I'd want to delete that account anyway.
> If someone points me to the AUR code, I might make one very last
> contribution, namely implementing a way to purge an account, with some
> options like leaving forum posts intact. I also think, usernames should
> not be reused, in order to avoid confusion. Over all, the project sounds
> doable, however I have no idea yet how the AUR's database looks.
> To Pierre, thanks for your statement.
> Thanks to all of you for your past few years of cooperation (more than
> two, but I didn't count how many exactly). I've learned much through
> arch, but now it's time to finally say goodbye. My last remaining Arch
> machine will go down on 2011-12-09.
> Best regards,
At the very best, this is mailing list pollution with an overly
dramatic tone. I can't be the only one disliking this type of thread
on an otherwise on-topic list, so I kindly request this to be taken
The AUR project code is available here:
Good luck in future endavors.
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