My take on the scope of the discussions that are appropriate here is that this discussion group is a forum for communication within the local Ruby / Rails *community*, and that some content outside of the Ruby/Rails technical realm is ok.
As to *which* outer content would be outside the boundary, I feel like "I'll know when I see it", but I realize that's not very helpful, and people will have different judgments about that.
My sense is that posting for self interest on its own is not bad, as long as there is value to the community too.
Regarding censorship on the list, I'm pretty sure Jim is fine with dissent and disagreement, as long as it's presented in a civil way (and preferably devoid of references to bodily functions ;) ).
BTW, kudos to Brent for his recalibratiion.
On Feb 15, 2013, at 11:56 AM, Don Masters <[address removed]> wrote:
I don't have time to weed through e-mails that are not related, in a group that is focused on a specific issue.