[oclug] Stormix troubles...
dave at nexus.carleton.ca
Thu Feb 8 16:23:32 EST 2001
On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, Shad Young wrote:
: By whose definition does formated mail "not belong"?
If it served a useful purpose, I would have no problem with it. However,
in almost all cases, it doesn't. On a Linux discussion list (and on most
other lists out there as well), you don't need to be able to add <blink>
or fancy fonts, or colours to get your point across. In most cases,
adding such things is a waste of time for all parties concerned.
: Yet many of you spam us with PGP signatures which
: ultimately have very little use in a mailing list.
PGP signatures serve a purpose that can't be accomplished any other way.
They identify that the message was in fact sent by the owner of the key.
This isn't particularly useful on the oclug list, however.
[ snip inflammatory rhetoric ]
: Please do not tell me what does or does not belong. That is for me to decide,
: not you. Its called freedom.
In most social situations, including online ones, participants behave
according to the accepted standards of the group. It's called "playing
well with others".
"The Road To Hell is actually paved with frozen door-to-door salesmen. On
weekends, many of the younger demons go ice-skating down it."
-- "Good Omens", Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
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