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I'm not having a "discussion" about this topic, Elijah.
I made one comment and left it at that.
Kindly do the same, and leave correcting posters' choice of topics to
the listowner. If he has an issue with it I'm sure he'll let me know.
At 05:47 PM 1/11/2006, elijah wright wrote:
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>I think most of us tire of this kind of discussion after we've seen
>it take place - fruitlessly - two or three dozen times.
>If people want their messages to go to the list, or to a specific
>poster, they need to take individual responsibility for making sure
>that the right thing happens. Making policy decisions of this sort
>on a list-wide basis typically appeases roughly half of the list's
>membership and annoys the heck out of the other half.
>The whole discussion just isn't worth it. It doesn't have anything
>to do with social networks, doesn't make the community "better"
>(other than in the eyes of elements who want things "their way"),
>and doesn't contribute to increasing the quality or quantity of
>I admit to being a little snippy in my last message - but I did mean
>what I said.
>>>discussions of reply-to-list vs. reply-to-poster tend to set off a
>>>flamewar on most lists.
>>>please take it elsewhere.
>>If the listowner informs me that meta-discussions are inappropriate
>>for this list, I will refrain from such comments. In the meanwhile,
>>it seems a perfectly reasonable topic to me. I don't know what
>>lists you participate in but I've never yet seen this topic spark a
>>flame war. Nor do I think the type of people who post here are ones
>>who will leap to that extreme because of my comments.
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