[oclug] Tux penguin Temporary Tattoos.
bb at L8R.net
Fri Jun 20 09:03:38 EDT 2003
On Fri, 20 Jun 2003 07:17:58 -0400
Trevor Curtis <tcurtis at somaradio.ca> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 12:20:52AM -0400, Brad Barnett offered:
> > In the future, it might be prudent to mention to such people that
> > they label such messages as [ADV] (or whatever this year's commercial
> > postings are prepended by). That missing, coupled with the fact that
> > this person is almost in another timezone, can obvious make
> > advertisements appear like spam.
> > In fact, it may be better if such out of region posts were simply
> > banned. Do we want ThinkGeek posting here? Redhat? VMWare? You name
> > it?
> I don't really think this is a big deal. In fact I think it's quite
> timely, since it would be cute to have these tatoos for LITW. Like, say
> for kids(though I don't recall many children there last year). Think of
> Sens tatoos during the playoffs, or the Canadian flag tatoos for Canada
> It's the first time this has happened and it's a one off thing. I don't
> see it as a problem. If we got this every week, that would suck, I
> agree. But this is not this case.
Sure, pretty much what you said.
Thing was, unless you read the board list every day, you wouldn't know
that this guy wasn't spamming. You wouldn't know he politely asked. I
was about to report him to his ISP.
My comments about the way to handle an out of town advertisers (with
approval) are meant to address this. After all, the OCLUG board list
isn't read by members, generally. If it was, it would be part of the
OCLUG general list ;)
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