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Re: 4ol 4rt files:

On Sat, Sep 24, 2005 at 12:50:12PM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> Hal writes:
> > Some do, some don't.  Some read the full web page, some don't.
> The ones who do don't spam us.  The ones who spam us (that is who I mean by
> "these people") don't.
> > I added in "THE HELPFUL ANSWER" or something like that to the title of my
> > message.
> Making the email address all the more attractive to the doofuses.
> > It may help, it may not.
> It will make it worse.
> > As for the "These people"...  Will that group of people on this list ever
> > stop this geek snobbery?
> Snobbery, hell.  Anyone who copies an email address out of a Google hit and
> sends off a complaint without reading the referenced message is a doofus.
> It's not so much that AOLers are stupid as it is that they are numerous and
> are, more or less, a cross section of the population.  As the population
> contains a substantial percentage of doofuses..
> -- 
> John Hasler

No, the population does not contain a substantial percentage of doofuses.
But with modern email, a tiny fraction can make a substantial negative impact.

Paul E Condon           

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