On Mon, 17 May 2004 12:12:16 -0700, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Now, I have to admit to, in my off moments, having a nasty, cynical mind,
> leading me to suspect that "shooting down Lars in flames" and "downright
> ignorance and rudeness" refer to the gentleman being reminded, quite
> humourously and gently, that this isn't a Microsoft Exchange mailing
> list. Would my surmise be correct, or am I missing something?
Don't be so sensitive Rick.
It's no harm to remind people every now and again to stay on
topic. Whether sarcasm is the best medium to get that message
across or not is more open to debate but I suppose that one
mans sarcasm is another mans humour.
It degrades the utility of the list when the S/N ratio goes to
hell and we're all busy people who could all do with more S and
There are a couple of ways of looking at it. One is that reminders
about staying on-topic, invariably, result in even more off-topic
posting. Another is that, that is what the delete key was invented
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