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Author: Arnt Karlsen
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Way forward
On Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:30:25 +0100, Rowland wrote in message

> 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.

..me, I had had a too long day, I just killed my mirror cron job,
started a checksum check and hit bed, and woke up to the happy
news it had been apologised so we had no problem to fix. :o)

> I did however think it should never have happened.
> Rowland


..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt Karlsen
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
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best case, worst case, and just in case.