Hopeless cause

Amedee Van Gasse (ub) amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Fri Feb 19 16:01:52 UTC 2010

On Fri, February 19, 2010 16:42, Steve Lamb wrote:

> I keep seeing people say "Oh, just CC the poster" in many different
> mailing lists.  Which, as stated, negates the whole point of having a
> mailing list.  CCing is not the answer and flippantly answering with the
> pithy "just filter it" tripe does nothing to address it.  The point is
> that filtering shouldn't enter into the equation as the CCs should not
> happen because people are subscribed to be bloody list to get the very
> messages in question!  If the sender doesn't expect reasonable delivery
> through the list then why do they expect reasonable delivery via a CC
> which uses the same freakin' mechanism! It's like people complaining
> about how much it smells and telling them to not breath.  Not useful.

Temper, temper...

You are preaching to the choir. However, in the absense of brains with the
CCers, I'll just filter. _I_. _You_ do whatever _you_ want.
No need to get on the horse. No need to use caps. No need to use bloody
expletives. No need to get angry. Or if you really want to be angry, aim
it at the right persons. But please keep it off list.

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