So what is it about Smolt that turns it into a pariah web app when I start requesting comments on some great ideas people bring up? This past week, one of the file systems people mentioned it would be interesting to see statistics on the file system of choice per distribution. Red Hat has had their hands invested in ext3 and their gfs, but other distros tend to favour flavours like reiserfs, jfs, and even xfs. Nothing beats real world statistics to get a real idea of what works and what doesn't work.
On friday, I posted  to the fedora-devel-list, and I got comments on everything but file systems. I'm not upset that people are aware of these issues, and keep bringing them up, but I don't quite understand why there is all this confusion about what Smolt does. We're so used to using Google, Wikipedia, Comcast, and Internet backbone physically in the US, that most of the time we don't think twice about what people might be storing about us, but when one extra tiny bit of tracking is brought up, there's nothing but confusion.