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Author: Rowland Penny
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Way forward
On Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:01:15 +0200
Wolfgang Pfeiffer <roto@???> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 01:27:08PM +0200, Edward Bartolo via Dng
> wrote:
> > [ ... ] That prank was completely misplaced: as someone replied,
> >one does not joke with security. The latter can mean lost business.
>    Only if people are too stupid to understand the idea behind what is
> called a backup of computer systems. Or because they're too negilent
> to create them. Again: Backup.

The problem isn't people who post on here not understanding the idea,
it was people browsing the Devuan webpage to get information who
'found' the joke and thought it was true.

I have said it before and I will say it again, the internet isn't
really the place for an April fools joke, I saw the webpage on the
31st March and the 'joke' was still up late on the 1st April. Where I
come from, this means the 'joke' rebounds on the perpetrator.

> >
> >Why is it so hard to understand this?
>    See above. And because it was a joke.


     See above, because it was a poor joke.

I have great respect and admiration for Katolaz and the work he has
done on Devuan and hope that he reconsiders leaving Devuan, but he also
needs to understand that you do not joke with security.

The main problem that I saw was, the idiot who incessantly demanded the
perpetrator was sacked, this was way over the top, especially when the
joke was revealed (note, I was completely taken in by the 'joke',
probably because I didn't expect it to happen to something so
important), once it was revealed as a joke, I felt extremely stupid. I
did however think it should never have happened.