Okay, as I'm quite new on this list I didn't realise that he wasn't a
regular list user and that it was as spammy as it was. And I completely
agree that this kind of tactic is annoying when directed at
inappropriate lists and forums.
Kae Verens wrote:
> Padraig Kitterick wrote:
>> If the point is about not discussing the firefox event on this list
>> then, as I said, fair enough. But I was really rebutting the assertion
>> that the whole concept of the publicity drive is stupid and worthless.
>> That really has nothing to do with which browsers people use on this
>> i wasn't arguing against the publicity. i agree with most of your points
> - it was the blatant "quick, everyone download firefox 3 now!" request
> from someone who has never posted to the ILUG list before, in a
> self-admitted spam attack.
>> I mean, if it came up as part of a discussion, fine, whatever.
>> but this was a drive-by spam - the OP (macada) has posted a message with
> absolutely no intention to start a discussion - it's advertisement, pure
> and simple - and what's probably worse is that the email was accompanied
> by an unobscured list of emails.
>> when you think about it, if every OS program was advertised in this way,
> there would soon be no way to use the mailing list without being
> bombarded by them.
>> It may not have been intentionally wrong, but it's a small step to
> chaos. let's not turn the mailinglist into a billboard.
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