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[OT] Re: help with debian

Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com>:
>  On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 19:45:10 GMT
>  "s. keeling" <keeling@spots.ab.ca> wrote:
>  [snip]
>  I think you are overreacting a bit.

Oh?  About what?

I'm serious.  You snipped the context too, so anyone coming across
this post will have no idea what we're talking about, unless they've
been following the thread.

>  For people following the thread I
>  think it was pretty obvious what he meant and for people searching the

I noted the mysql/postgresql flamewar in passing.  I didn't bother to
read it (it just wasn't relevant to me).  Now, some nitwit posts one
line, prefaced by an irrelevant Subject: line, and I'm supposed to
know what he's talking about, or it's my responsibility to dig into
the archives to discover the context?  Why?

One of the main reasons I read these lists is I might be able to help
someone with problems they're having.  Encouraging bad behaviour on
the list is just asking people like me to find some other, less
irritating, way to do that.

BTW: http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/

   "When replying to messages on the mailing list, do not send a
   carbon copy (CC) to the original poster unless they explicitly
   request to be copied."

My .sig explicitly says not to Cc: me, and that's ignored too.  Why am
I forced to explicitly request not to be Cc:'d when that is list
policy?  Because people are slack and can't be bothered to learn the
rules anymore.

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