hello new user

John dingo at coco2.arach.net.au
Thu Sep 23 03:13:00 UTC 2004

People need to be a little more careful with their subject lines. If 
you're seeking help, you need to attract the attention of someone  who can.

Most lists such as this are "staffed" by volunteers who are not 
obgligated to read every email. Sometimes, some people might be paid to 
look over the list, but they are likely to be outnumbered by the 
volunteers, and sometimes it can even happen that those volunteers have 
better information.

I looked at the subject line of this, and it looks to me like you're 
saying hello to some new user of something. Since I'm not a new user of 
anything in particular (it's too late to consider me a new user of 
Ubuntu), I figured  you were trying to hoax me into some porn site or 

The _only_ reason I read this was because, so far, I've not seen spam on 
this list (but I have received spam at the address OI use for this list).

A subject line such as, "Desired s/w for G4" would probably attract the 
attention of the right crowd and let the rest of get on with beating up 
on Ubuntu to see what breaks.

Thanks for your time.

As best you can, use standard English. I appreciate that many people 
grew up speaking Spanish, Chinese, Turkish and any of the hundreds of 
languages spoken in PNG and don't have a good grasp of English, but 
there are quite a few who think it k001 to do it differently.

I've raved on far more than I intended, I'll get out of your way and 
leave you to read this:

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