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Re: Strawpoll on proper usage of @debian.org email address

On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 11:08:12AM +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Andrew Suffield wrote:
> >On Sun, Jan 25, 2004 at 03:10:06PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> (...)
> >>I don't think this really makes sense.  For instance, in the poll, 76%
> >>of the people opposed use as a general purpose address, but 92%
> >>supported putting it on one's personal homepage.  I'm really curious
> >>what those people were thinking, since that seems an outright
> >>contradiction.
> >
> >
> >I'd interpret it as "I don't think it's a good idea to use it for
> >everything, but I don't see a real problem with doing it sometimes",
> >because that way it makes sense.
> >
> >That is, it's discouraged, but nobody really cares.
> I interpret differently: General advertising (like posting on personal
> webpage - together with other email addresses, phone numbers and
> physical addresses) is fine, but general *usage* is not ok.

What the heck is the difference? Note that the "owner" of an email
address is the single person who does not use it; it's used by all the
people who send him mail, and he has little or no control over what
they do.

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