List Management - RESPONSE

From: James B. DiGriz <>
Date: Sat Mar 16 12:27:09 2002

Dave McGuire wrote:

> Further...there are lots of off-topic conversations on this mailing
> list. I take part in many of them, so I'm as guilty as anyone. But
> you know what? Humans are social animals, and this list is a social
> thing. Many of you are my friends. If there's an off-topic
> discussion here that you don't want to take part in, well, use that
> magical "delete" key...Every mailer has one.

I am in no way, shape, or form a "people" person, but I can tolerate
socializing if it doesn't interfere with other things. However, if any
of the comments about off-topic conversations I'm seeing here by you and
others intend any reference to my remarks to Sellam about Nigerian
scams, please note that my initial comment was intended purely as a
sympathetic nod to allay any possible concerns that I somehow support
spam just because I don't get bent out of shape about it. I find this to
be a common misperception, no matter how obviously fallacious.

This was completely aside from my legitimate on-topic discussion with
him regarding a matter of substantive, not just topical, relevance to
the list, making the basically same points as everyone else is. I was
trying to terminate the extraneous line of discussion, too. This is
perfectly evident if anyone cares to review the posts. If I had intended
to start an off-topic thread, I would have edited the subject line and
done so.

I have no quarrel with Sellam, either. If he wants to start his own
list, that's fine with me, and I wish him well. I might even subscribe.
He probably should, regardless, since VCF probably warrants it's own
list if it doesn't already have one.

I just don't see that there's any pressing need to change *this* list.

Received on Sat Mar 16 2002 - 12:27:09 GMT

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