Re: Look at these update from M$ Corporation.
On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 04:11:28PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Aug 2003 19:55:54 +0200, David Fokkema <email@example.com> said:
> > On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 07:48:36AM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> >> Colin Watson writes:
> >> > Yup. For example, I can guarantee you that the people operating
> >> > the Debian bug tracking system don't always bother to respond to
> >> > "challenges".
> >> And I can guarantee you that I will never respond to "challenges".
> > Why?
> Because we chose not to? Because we have objections in
> principle to people offloading their spam fighting effort to innocent
> correspondents? Because I have better things to do than to beg and
> plead for my answers to be heard by people who asked for help in the
> first place?
Then send your answer to the list.
> > If you send mail directly to a person, off-list, in private, why not
> > respond to his challenge? In any decent MUA, you just have to hit
> > 'r'.
> Right. Just like you just have to hit `d' in order to not read
> spam. Not an effort I am interested in undertaking -- the fact that I
> bothered to reply is often about as much altruism I am willing to
> indulge in.
Getting tens of mails of spam a day and hitting `d' on them requires a
lot more brain cycles then (almost) blindly responding to a challenge.
But that is just my guess, or my opinion.
I'm sorry you have objections to C-R systems. But hey, it's your right
to have them. Furthermore, I'm sorry to have bothered you to the point
you found it necessary to reply to me.