Fwd: [WBEL-users] #whitebox channel on Freenode

Greg Knaddison greg.knaddison at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 18:03:58 CDT 2005

FWIW, FYI, a response from Donavan which he is unable to post on the list.

I agree with John H. that it's important that people don't get so busy
arguing over unimportant things that the real work (rebuilding and
helping other rebuilders/users) gets bogged down.  That said, I also
feel it's important to have some diversity in the rebuilds.

I don't see how the context changes the meat of the comments.  I'm not
sure what the meat of the comments warrants in resposne.


On 4/18/05, donavan nelson <donavan at 4wx.net> wrote:
> Greg Knaddison wrote:
> >Donavan,
> >
> >Can you comment on this?
> >
> >Greg
> >
> >
> Greg,
> I certainly could.  However, comments taken out of context don't warrant
> a response.
> For the record, the only bot (that talks) in the channel is wombat and I
> don't own it.  I can't post to the WBEL lists from my current location
> so this is off list.  If you feel the urge to correct the list regarding
> the original posters (OP) delusional thoughts please feel free to use
> the transcript below and post this to the wbel-users list.
> Thanks,
> .dn
> webmaster http://www.centos.org and for the time being
> http://whiteboxlinux.net
> here is the entire log of his visit to #whitebox, the OP is mr_clark...
> * mr_clark (~mrclark at S01060050da12f450.ok.shawcable.net) has joined
> #whitebox
> z00dax hey mr_clark
> mr_clark hey
> z00dax how are things ?
> mr_clark So why would a channel called "whitebox" be telling people to
> switch to centos?
> wombat centos good, whitebox bad
> mr_clark nice bots.
> donavan maybe whitebox is a pathetic weak distro?
> z00dax _is_ being subjective.... is= ? / was/ could be / should be /
> would be
> * z00dax goes back to trying to finish reports
> * orc_orc (~orc_emac at has joined #whitebox
> orc_orc hi, wombat whay is new as to updates?
> wombat The wombat is a sensory organ found on the testing updates.
> orc_orc yeah, thats always fun
> donavan mr_clark: are you a whitebox user?
> mr_clark are you a bot?
> * wombat high fives mr_clark
> mr_clark Yes I'm currently using whitebox.
> donavan i'm sorry
> mr_clark I was thinking of trying centos but this channel makes me want
> to reconsider.
> mr_clark Any real human beings in here?
> donavan your best bet for whitebox support/quesion are the wbel MLs
> donavan the whitebox creator is not interested in having a whitebox
> community beyond his reign of control
> orc_orc mr_clark: I wasn't a bot earlier today
> orc_orc mr_clark: shazzup?
> donavan any whitebox updates in the past month?
> z00dax donavan:  I am sure there must have been some - considering none
> of the WBEL mirrors work at the moment
> z00dax home time... ta da! be bak in a bit
> donavan seems there has been, hopefully he stays on top of the updates
> so wbel users are vulnerable all the time
> donavan s/are/aren't
> z00dax no wait.
> z00dax not updates, that was a 'fix' for the earlier .iso issues - or
> something like that
> z00dax gota go
> orc_orc z00dax: later
> * mr_invy has quit (Read error: 145 (Connection timed out))
> * mr_clark (~mrclark at S01060050da12f450.ok.shawcable.net) has left
> #whitebox ("Leaving")
> >---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >From: John Holbrook <JHolbrook at valleyfirst.com>
> >Date: Apr 18, 2005 10:39 AM
> >Subject: [WBEL-users] #whitebox channel on Freenode
> >To: whitebox-users at beau.org
> >
> >
> >If somebody has already posted about this I apologize but I was on
> >freenode today and happened to notice a channel called #whitebox.
> >
> >I was quite surprised to enter the channel and find the following:
> >
> >Topic for #whitebox is http://www.centos.org is officially launched |
> >wbel to CentOS migration guide available here:
> >http://www.centos.org/modules/smartfaq/faq.php?faqid=19
> >
> >The channel appears to be full of bots that just want to slam whitebox linux:
> >
> ><wombat> centos good, whitebox bad
> >
> ><donavan> maybe whitebox is a pathetic weak distro?
> >
> >etc etc.
> >
> >I haven't been that active on this mailing list but whats going on
> >here? I was actually thinking of trying out centos but I think I'll
> >stay with whitebox.  Not that impressed with that sort of attitude and
> >cheap shots.
> >
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