For anybody reading this post:
I'm posting this as a private person, see my adjusted signature, and definitely not as an openSUSE Board Member.
I realise I am a little late to this discussion, but I should like to know why your opinions/behaviour differ depending on whether you are Gertjan <private individual> or if you are Gertjan <openSUSE board member>?
F*ck popular, that's your perception, not mine.
See, when you as Gertjan <private individual> believe such language is appropriate, I find it very difficult to accept that Gertjan, <openSUSE board member> should think differently. Emotional state taken into account.
I mean, do we now expect you to admonish yourself for using poor language on an openSUSE mailing list?
If I had voted for you as a board member, I should very much expect you not change your language just because you got elected.