Hopeless cause

James Montgomery james_montgomery at me.com
Mon Feb 15 20:55:54 UTC 2010

Tom H wrote:
>>> I have been reading this list and offering help when I know
>>> the answer to the problem. But my answer is moderated by the
>>> new system they have, and my help has been between 2 and 4
>>> days late on the list. By the time my email arrives either
>>> someone else helped, or the person with the problem has given up.
>>> So I have decided to stop trying to help. It is hopeless.
>> Karl, this is exactly why you should reply to the list and CC the
>> original recipient. That is generally how moderated lists function
>> efficiently and effectively.
> I don't think that this is a moderated list!
> I don't think that anyone should be cc'd unless she/he requests it. By
> default, selecting "reply" on ubuntu-users sends an email back to the
> list.
This whole thread has been taken out of context.

1. This list is not moderated.
2. Karl felt he was being moderated
3. I specifically stated "in moderated lists it is ..."

Moderated being the keyword.

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