hmm... new batch of search engine mailers :)

From: Patrick Finnegan <>
Date: Tue Oct 28 01:09:58 2003

Joe declared on Monday 27 October 2003 08:25 pm:
> No, it's happening constantly. Some days 80% of the messages are crap
> from people that found an OLD message and are looking for something for
> free.
> Joe
> At 06:32 PM 10/27/03 +0100, you wrote:
> >Hiyall,
> >
> >Is it me, or does this *often* happen right after the weekend?
> >
> >--f


Do you not realize that Jay is probably moderating these onto the list, so
that someone might see them and help the person out? I doubt these
people are so clueless that they're going through the trouble to sign up
to the list, and post a message that sounds like they think they're
talking to just one person.'

Remember, the list is here to try to HELP people with classic computer
stuff, which includes giving/selling stuff to people that need/want it.
It annoys the hell out of me everytime I see this topic pop up, after Jay
has already explained what's going on.

I'm sorry for the rant, but seeing this topic come up week after week
really gets old.

That being said, Jay: It'd probably be nice if the people realized they
were posting to a list when they tried to 'reply' to a message in the
archives. Would it be possible to make the mailto: link read "mailing
list" or something, instead of being the poster's name with the email
going to the list? ATM, how it's set up, it's easy to think you're
sending a message to a person, not a list of people. That's just my
suggestion (and perhaps it'll help out with these weekly threads).

-- Pat

PLUG Vice President --
Slackware Linux --
Purdue University Research Computing --
Received on Tue Oct 28 2003 - 01:09:58 GMT

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