(mis-)using the list (Re: [oclug] archive)
rod at giffinscientific.com
Thu Jun 24 11:22:00 EDT 2004
Charlie Brady said:
> On 23 Jun 2004, Rod Giffin wrote:
>> So, do you guys ever think...
> I certainly do wonder about people on this list at times.
>> I mean, of course it's my choice to read a message or not. And of
>> course it's my choice to have a message use my disk space. That's
>> what the delete key is for, for crying out loud!
> The message has already used your bandwidth and disk space by the time
> you can use the delete key, and likely you have already read it.
> Sheesh! Don't you ever think? :-)
You appear to have missed the point entirely. This is an e-mail list.
People who subscribe to e-mail lists should expect a certain amount of
e-mail. That's what it's for. My delete key is for messages that for
whatever reason I don't want to keep around. The archive is for those
that I deleted for whatever reason, but want to later refer to... for
whatever reason I want to refer to them for. It is completely up to me to
read, or not read any message.
The messages I tend to delete the most, are the messages that contain
nothing but complaints about the content of other messages. They add
nothing to building the community of OCLUG, and nothing at all to the
discusson of Linux.
> BTW, while I'm here... Could someone please tell me the time of a 182
> bus, leaving Alcatel some time around 1700? I could look it up, but
> it's quicker if I just ask here.
Well, I would tell you if I knew. Since I don't, then I'd have to look up
information I don't currently know, and couldn't care less about. So I
don't think I will. It's a judgement call that took about a nanosecond.
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