From: Paul Mc Auley (pmcauley at domain iol.ie)
Date: Tue 23 Jul 2002 - 08:28:37 IST
On Mon, 22 Jul 2002 21:29:39 +0100
Brian Foster <blf at domain utvinternet.ie> wrote:
| | [ ... four (4) line question ... ]
| | E-mail Disclaimer: [ ... twenty-three (23) lines of FUD B*S* ... ]
| am I the only one who thinks posting >20 lines of complete rubbish
| threatening mayhem if the preceding e-mail content was read by its
| recipients to a high-traffic, internationally-distributed, public,
| archived list is inane?
But was the question on-topic? One might suggest that a 6k whinge to
the ilug list (as opposed to, say, the social list) is also inane.
| yes, I am well aware the poster quite possibly has no control over
| the quite probably automatically-added garbage.
Yup, and the people involved in deciding what goes into that disclaimer
are frequently from departments that are resistant to the suggestion of
using a one liner with a URL.
| I pay for my downloads and am as incensed by this sort of spamming
| as I am by the UCE / porn / Nigerian fraud / whatevers (rants like
| this?) spam. I'd still be very annoyed even if I wasn't paying.
*Shrug* It takes me just under 5 minutes to download mail and news,
that's fairly close to the minimal charge...
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There's a vague sense of irony about the being rounded off with a
non-McQ sig. I'm sure this is the point where you tell us that
son-of-1036 applies to Usenet as opposed to mailing list traffic, but
it amused me all the same.
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