Confusion about the ubuntu-users mailing list (was Re: Improving tech support)

Andrew Farris flyindragon1 at
Wed Jan 6 09:12:53 UTC 2010

please note' i've cced you directly on this to make sure you see it.

On Tue, 2010-01-05 at 22:04 -0800, Robert Watson wrote:
> The first, major improvement  should be to send these suggestions to
> TECH SUPPORT for UBUNTU  and not to me. Some how my name got inserted
> into a 
> tech support E-mail group.  I have no knowledge or capability to
> assist 
> any of these UBUNTU  users who are coming to me for hel[p[,
> from Robert A Watson

Please be aware, people are not sending these emails directly to you...
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