HP Printers

From: Jim Isbell <millenniumfalcon_at_cableone.net>
Date: Thu Sep 16 12:53:34 2004

Well, the reason I joined this list not the "more strict" version was
that I thought such simple errors would not be commented on. When You
are as old as I am it is impossible not to make errors because DNA does
not reproduce faithfully. Its like making a Xerox of a Xerox, of a
Xerox....etc. This slow degradation leads to slow degradation of the
individual and this leads to degradation of the product from that
individual. I am flawed and there is no cure. Until it is possible to
easily do otherwise, I will continue my current practice...BUT....I will
be more careful in the future to make sure I corrected the address

Roger Merchberger wrote:

> Rumor has it that Jim Isbell may have mentioned these words:
>> OOps, I forgot to change the subject line on that last post.ead of "
>> Atari Unix " it should have been HP Printers. So here it is again
>> under the proper subject. I was in too much of a hurry and used an
>> old message to modify but failed to modify it completely.
> I'm not trying to sound like a list-nazi or anything, but you really
> shouldn't do that. It totally whacks out 1) any email programs that
> show messages in a threaded manner, and 2) the list archives. Your
> "new, but not really" message will still show up as a thread
> sub-message under the old heading, and makes the archives harder to
> follow.
> On more militant lists, this behavio[u]r can (and has) gotten people
> desubbed... This isn't just a "top-post vs. bottom-post vs.
> middle-post" debate - it really is a generally bad thing to do, and
> the "click reply, wipe everything" doesn't really save much time at
> all, and is much more prone to oopses.
> Just my $0.0000000000000000000000002 (as that's what it's worth...),
> Roger "Merch" Merchberger
> P.S. Yes, I was also threatened once to get desubbed because a few of
> my randomized .sigs are 5 lines instead of 4. They didn't *care* that
> one line was blank, and shouldn't count... :-/ The list charter said
> "a .sig *should* be no more than 4 lines" and they were taking it as
> gospel...
> --
> Roger "Merch" Merchberger -- sysadmin, Iceberg Computers
> zmerch_at_30below.com
> What do you do when Life gives you lemons,
> and you don't *like* lemonade?????????????
Received on Thu Sep 16 2004 - 12:53:34 BST

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