[oclug] List etiquette and straw poll
mcari051 at uottawa.ca
Wed Jul 23 21:59:41 EDT 2003
Rod Giffin wrote:
> This is basically a low volume list. It has an about average signal to
> noise ratio for LUG lists, maybe a little on the low side, but not too
> bad. It could certainly be a lot worse.
This is a valid point.
> The real solution here is for people to, well frankly, to grow up, and
> stop responding in childish ways to little issues like somebody not
> using capital letters and the like.
As one of the younger (one of the youngest?) OCLUG participants, I find
it frustrating to see 'mature adults' acting in such foolish ways. More
noise is generated whining about the offtopic posts than the offtopic
posts generate in the first place. Refrain from replying to them and
they will go away. Besides, they only take a few seconds to manually
filter with your brain.
By posting to this thread in the first place I'm being a hypocrite, but
this foolishness has to stop. Many people have suggested in the past
how to avoid seeing offtopic posts and how to filter/ignore threads and
contributors to the list.
The list appears to be fine as is, as suggested by the
non-implementation of new lists or moderation when the issue has risen
in the past. Why does this issue never go away? Am I missing something?
I bet I end up regretting writting this...
Mike Carignan <mcari051 at uottawa.ca>
More information about the OCLUG