[tex-live] tilde in file/folder names (again)

Paul Vojta vojta at math.berkeley.edu
Fri Oct 21 21:27:51 CEST 2016

On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 07:52:25AM +0100, Philip Taylor wrote:
> jfbu wrote:
> > a typical example is here: 
> >
> > http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/334933/is-there-a-need-for-a-more-modern-tex
> >
> > rather than providing a decent answer explaining xetex, luatex, LaTeX3, they just terminate the question. Even as a registered user I can't even express a vote to re-open it.
> >
> > now the poor guy who asked the question goes away with a poor opinion of the TeX community, for sure.
> >
> > I am saying this despite a kind of subdued tone in this question, like the guy felt like asking permission. Well he/she adopted subdued tone but was quickly expelled nevertheless !
> Yes, a not unusual example, and one I find totally unacceptable.  It would seem that there is a small cadre of regulars who take it on themselves to "police" Stack Exchange, declaring "off-limits" any message that fails to meet their particular criteria without any consideration as to whether or not the question is (a) valid, and (b) worthy of discussion.

I think that they have a policy to avoid discussions about whether program X is better than program Y (to avoid things like emacs vs. vi flamewars).

Paul Vojta

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