Bart Silverstrim bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Tue Oct 7 13:49:23 UTC 2008

Wade Smart wrote:
> Nigel Henry wrote:
>> On Tuesday 07 October 2008 00:15, Wade Smart wrote:
>>> Izaim Osmani wrote:
>>>> Stop Sending me those emails please, I dont want news about linux or
>>>> windows, my inbox got 200 messages per day, are you playing, stop these
>>>> messages.
>>>> Izaim Osmani
>>>> izaimosmani at hotmail.com <mailto:izaimosmani at hotmail.com>
>>> 20081006 1713 GMT-6
>>> Okay, first off, your just being rude which will get you no where.
>>> But, since rude people suck - Ill help you get gone.
>>> Modify settings or unsubscribe at:
>>> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users
>> Hey Man. You've just accused the guy of being rude. I see nothing rude in his 
>> request. He seems upset. It is possible that someone else has subscribed him 
>> to the list, somehow or other, and in which case your suggestion to 
>> unsubscribe is hardly likely to work, as he doesn't know the password to 
>> change settings/unsubscribe, etc.
>> Nigel.
> 20081060 1744 GMT-6
> Hmmm.... point taken.

I think the other point is that it would have been nice to phrase it in 
a way that wasn't inflammatory, or at least not accusatory...the tone 
was that of this list is spamming him. There wasn't much of a "can you 
help me" as much as a flamebait to the message. It's a courtesy you're 
asking subscribers to use while excusing new people from.

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