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Re: Where are we?

What about offensive ranting and raving and curse words. I find that at
least as annoying as =20. Some folks just don't appreciate profanity and
how would you feel if I were the list manager and I kicked you off the
list for your last post. I'm sure you would wonder why since you
obviously had no idea that your ranting and cursing could be annoying.
Maybe we should take some time out to learn some manners to go along
with our e-mail expertise.

Ron Koster wrote:
> At 09:21 AM 6/26/99 -0400, thegentry.com + james linza, antiquarian wrote:
> >Please don't waste the bandwidth of this fine list with such meaningless =
> >matter.
> >
> >James Linza
> >
> >thegentry.com
> >+=20
> >james linza, antiquarian=20
> Thank you, James, for filling the bandwidth of this list with such an
> incredibly informative, useful, constructive response. One thing you forgot
> to mention, of course, is that it would also be nice if people could take a
> few moments out and learn how to use their e-mail programs in a way that's
> conducive for discussion lists, which includes, of course, not sending
> "winmail.dat" and "vcard.vcf" files, or duplicate ".html" files of each
> message, along with each message, or *any* attachments of any kind, not to
> mention...
> ...just learning how to use one's e-mail program so that people at the
> other end don't have to read "=20" and/or whatever else all over the place.
> No s**t. All of the above is so offensive, that is, it's so totally
> annoying for so many people, and so utterly easy to overcome, that on one
> of the web design lists (the best one) that I'm on, if a person screws up
> in *any* of the above ways even just once(!), they're removed from the list
> *immediately*, without warning (other than the warning that they receive
> upon subscribing to be smart enough to not do any of those things). It's so
> simple, and so basic -- if you don't know how to use a damn e-mail program,
> then get the hell off of the list until you've taken the thirty seconds it
> takes to learn how.
> Uh... uh... please pardon and forgive me for my rant here this morning,
> folks. Guess I should go have another coffee and wake up... and lighten up
> ...a little.<g>
> Ron ;)
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