brianlanning at gmail.com
Sat Jun 5 13:58:03 CDT 2010
I think the world would go more smoothly if everyone would just relax.
If all it takes for someone to permanently leave a group is to
receive a few off-topic posts in a group where the title says off
topic is ok, then they were likely to get annoyed and leave for some
other on-topic reason.
The people on this list are a valuable resource for a lot of things,
not just things relating to classic computers. So I like seeing the
off-topic posts. If I'm not interested in them, I just ignore them
entirely. I'm only interested in maybe 20% of the emails from this
list, on or off topic. But sometimes I find that I'm interested in
other kinds of things that the people here often talk about.
Perhaps what the group really needs is better subject titles on the
emails. If everyone were disciplined about putting OT in the subject
as soon as it went off topic, they could be filtered easily.
On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 1:02 PM, Marvin Johnston <marvin at west.net> wrote:
> The problem with the delete key being a "solution" is that a number of
> people who can and have contributed to the list appear to have left.
> Having been through this more than once, the problem comes with people who
> actually want to discuss and read about classic computers. Remember the
> cctech (I think that is right) list that was created in an attempt to only
> contain ontopic posts? Hijacking a listserver is not a good thing ... unless
> the object is to drive away these people who are actually interested in
> classic computers!
>> Good thing it's on the "op-topic and off-topic posts" list then, huh?
>> I've just been exercising the "delete" key a bit more quickly than usual,
>> works great.
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