Michael Treacy wrote:
> [Niall O'Broin]
> <Yes, it was, and I told the stupid woman so directly. I hope that as
> <many of possible of you do so too so that she'll learn the error of
> <her ways.
>> [Kathryn Cassidy]
>>> So did I. In a rather nasty mail.
>>> Maybe it's just me, but I seem to remember a second post from the person
> involved admitting and apologising for her mistake.
After being called on the issue, yes.
> I also note a certain level of, maybe hypocrisy here. A number of people
> have commented that, in the light of a recent downturn in the IT market,
> some people on here may be in need of work. Could it also be true that
> because of a lack of jobs that recruitment companies are finding it
> harder to get jobs for people on their books? In other words it's ok for
> a "linux" person to look for a job, but if a job is offered to the list,
> then that's all wrong?
If someone chooses to spam a completely unrelated list (together with a
large list of other people), then yes, it's wrong. There are plenty of
forums to disseminate such information, and this is obviously not one of
them. If all information goes to everywhere because 'it might be relevant,
we thought one of you might be interested', then everything will be
swamped in useless and annoying information.
> Now, having said that, I'm not condoning what the lady did. But I don't
> see any form of filter or other method of blocking this kind of post in
Because to put such a filter in place would remove a considerable part of
the usefulness of ILUG : the ability of complete strangers to go 'Errr...
help?' without needing to subscribe first.
> So, it's like someone who leaves all their doors and windows open in the
> house and then complains when someone breaks in and steals all their stuff!
It's more like providing a free public service and finding someone's
pissed in it because it wasn't padlocked.
> So, rather than calling her stupid and sending her "nasty" e-mails and
> making smart ass comments on here about her, maybe a polite letter
> stating that her post was inappropriate, would have been far better?
She's in the business, she knows damn well what's right and not right. And
if she doesn't, then she seriously needs all the flames she can get to
learn as fast as possible.
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