OT: netiquette (was: The Perfect SpamSnake - Ubuntu 8.04 TLS)

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri May 2 18:43:45 IST 2008

on 5-2-2008 2:12 AM Peter Farrow spake the following:
> shuttlebox wrote:
>> On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 10:19 AM, Peter Farrow <peter at farrows.org> wrote:
>>>  BTW, you didn't see that comment from Res' because it was sent to me,  just
>>> thought I would share it with you so you understand how you come across
>>> sometimes, take it on board, and make yourself a better person for it...
>> Maybe you shouldn't use Res as an example. :-) A guy who got in so
>> much trouble on this list he asked to be removed from it himself and
>> the wish was granted, then he subscribed again to lurk and posts
>> privately to people which all in all is kind of silly if you ask me.
>> In my mind Hugo is very reasonable compared to what I have read from
>> Res. After all, this list is populated by e-mail admins, if they are
>> "educated" about top-posting, how threading works and my favorite -
>> trimming replies, they might influence their users and we will have a
>> better world. :-)
> I agree, but Hugo's reply just pressed my button, far too much tied up 
> with protocol, rather than just saying thanks.
> If you constantly nit-pick over what really are irrellevances you end 
> with a mailing list tied up with discussions about posting, how to post, 
> how not to post etc etc, and it becomes worthless, rather like a 
> playground argument over who said what.
> This list is already diluted far too much with self appointed net-cops, 
> and that really had to be said.  Given the same set of circumstances and 
> looking back, my only regret is that I wasn't harder on Hugo first time 
> round.   Res' comment seems right on the money in the case...
> -- 
I suppose making a comment on the graphic signature will just start the fire 
again, so I won't do it.  ;-P

The above comment was just a poor attempt at humor. You are free to keep your 
comments and angry responses to yourself!

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