[aur-general] [aur-dev] [PRQ#4382] Deletion Request for b43-firmware

Eli Schwartz eschwartz93 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 19:04:28 UTC 2015

On 11/23/2015 03:19 AM, Xavion wrote:
> I think you're still missing the point.  I'm simply trying to defeat all of
> the goons who are arguing with me, because that puts me in the best stead
> to achieve my goal.  My view is that it's absurd how hard you guys are
> trying to prevent me from pushing through this incredibly simple fix.

I am pretty sure you don't actually want the fix, or you would have
submitted a fix yourself. A four-line fix of a couple text strings...

Instead you started a flame war on the mailing lists. Are you telling me
you genuinely thought that was the best way to get results?

> I find it amusing that I'm trying to make things easier for people who are
> confused by (part of) the AUR website, while you're trying to convince me
> that I've got mental health problems and need to seek counselling.  It
> looks like that Asperger's comment really hit the spot.

I think I was officially diagnosed with mild Asperger's...
I'm pretty sure though that I posted a patch [1] instead of arguing.

Is it possible your analysis of the situation is wrong?

> As mentioned in my last email: "Also, I don't know why creating a ticket on
> the Bugtracker should be a complementary requirement.  My view is that a TU
> should have made the necessary change immediately after reading my very
> first message."

Because a bugtracker ticket is a formal request for a resolution, and
you are guaranteed to get at least enough attention to merit either an
"OK" or a "NO", from someone who is actually responsible for taking care
of the AUR website
And because any-random-TU can't just edit the website willy-nilly, there
is an actual project with a maintainer.
Anyone can contribute. :)

> Firstly, that's quite a long sentence for someone who seems to idolise the
> dictionary.  Secondly, what you've written directly above provides no
> reason not to remove the ambiguity of "File Request".  If they're searching
> for a file to download, seeing "Lodge a Request" or "Make a Request" would
> act as more of a deterrent than "File Request" does.

Since it appears your primary goal here was to pick a fight, I'd think
you'd be thrilled at the opportunity to bicker over the dictionary, you

[1] https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-dev/2015-November/003866.html

Eli Schwartz

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