[nycbug-talk] mailing list protocol

George Georgalis george
Wed Mar 9 15:37:55 EST 2005

On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 03:01:22PM -0500, Dan Langille wrote:
>On 9 Mar 2005 at 14:49, George Georgalis wrote:
>> I don't want to drop posts to from the list, I just don't want
>> duplicates of list conversations I participate in. Nor will I get wrapped
>> up in a debate about it, but I would like to point out there hasn't been
>> a reason posted why duplicates should be sent, let alone a good reason,
>> only that it's what all the lemmings do.
>Well, if you want discussion, don't start by calling us lemmings.

No offense intended, just an observation that the reasoning seems
limited to "it's how it is done"

I notice you don't use mail-followup-to or reply-to. Why?

>People wiser than us decided that's it's a good way to run a list. I 
>happen to agree.  But any reasons I give you will be dismissed with 
>"but you can do it this way".

Maybe I can find an alternative, but I don't have a reason yet and I try
not to dismiss reasoning but engage it and I don't appreciate projection
of my actions. If there is an alternative, what's wrong with it? What's
the point of expressing your opinion in an open forum if you don't
support it? I see that tone as incompatible with communication guideline
#1. Not meant as a personal attack Dan, but the spirit of that guideline
could help this thread, even if it isn't applied.

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george at galis.org

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