Do domains after your alias matter?
Today I saw an interesting opinion posted on a mailing list. I’ll quote from the fedora-list post:
What folks say here cant be taken as Fedora toting anything. It is just some user opinions.
Some of those "user opinions" came from @redhat.com addresses, I actually don't take any notice of @anydomain.blah posters, as they are just like I, posting a personal opinion, but when you post with @redhat.com, it is next best thing to an official comment.
And I’m wondering, is this true with all users? Does it matter if the post comes from @projectname.com or not? Are your opinions more valued if you’re employed by an open source company or the project in question?
I personally think its silly. If I make a post to mysql-list, with my @mysql.com address, I don’t expect that to be an official comment or a reflection of our excellent (albeit, paid for) support. Are my opinions on fedora-devel-list any lesser, when I don’t have an @redhat.com address (or maybe, don’t use my @fedoraproject.org alias?). If anyone has any thoughts from the @canonical.com vs. @ubuntu.com in the Ubuntu Community, I’d love to hear about it.
Got to tread carefully if this is what goes on in minds. User opinions becoming the gospel? Tsk tsk.