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Racists on the Arch Linux Mailing List

Racists on the Arch Linux Mailing List

Posted Jan 23, 2011 21:46 UTC (Sun) by Meeku (guest, #72534)
Parent article: Rolling with Arch Linux

I joined the Arch Linux public general mailing list and posted a free opensource FOSS font for coders to use, Rail Model font. I was accused of spamming and trolling by certain developers there. These were just excuses from them as underneath they had a racist attitude to my email address for the mailing list:
hare_krsna_hare_krsna_krsna_krsna_hare_hare_hare_rama_hare_rama_rama_rama_hare_hare -at- .....

Thus when I tried to defend against their accusations I was banned from there, no discussion nothing.

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Racists on the Arch Linux Mailing List

Posted Jan 30, 2011 16:07 UTC (Sun) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

The place for font postings is font design lists, not public general lists. Fonts are often not small, and dumping megabytes of font data into everyone's mailboxes (if that is indeed what you did) is tantamount to mailbombing.

Racists on the Arch Linux Mailing List

Posted Feb 2, 2011 11:15 UTC (Wed) by Meeku (guest, #72534) [Link]

I have copied / pasted a response part done originally at another site:

"2. -prod and probe forum members- is not correct phrase either. They were some on that Arch Linux mailing list who just could not accept my email address, hare_krsna_hare_krsna_krsna_krsna_hare_hare_hare_rama_hare_rama_rama_rama_hare_hare -at- ..... and just used racist weasel words and phrases, hounding me on and on relentlessly.

3. -etiquette- was used by me without any foul language. Some on that list were using racist weasel words and because I have been a victim before several times I could tell, it was not new to me."

Racists on the Arch Linux Mailing List

Posted Feb 9, 2011 17:21 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

That local-part is not RFC compliant. RFC2822 saith:

"The maximum total length of a user name or other local-part is 64 characters."

That local-part is 84 characters long. You were lucky they could talk to you at all.

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