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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Cut of April DVD imminent

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Cut of April DVD imminent
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 18:36:02 -0500
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On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 11:54:19PM +0100, Gary V.Vaughan wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Hi James!
> On 2 Apr 2004, at 22:15, James Blackwell wrote:
> >>Anyway. I'm now developing GNU libtool and GNU m4 under arch, and I 
> >>have a
> >>few
> >>other (Free) projects and branches checked into my archive.
> >>
> >>The root is here:
> >>
> >>{archives}/2004
> >>
> >>And my gpg key is here:
> >>
> >>
> >
> >This seems to be one of those times. Is your key on a keyserver? If so,
> >what is your key id?
> GPG ID 2983D606
> Though my machine is online at the moment, and has been for a few days 
> now...
> >Please do not send me carbon copies of mailing
> >list posts. Such mail is unsolicited. Thank you!
> Why not set your Reply-To: header to point back at the list?  All MUA's
> will honor that when people reply to your messages...

That would be anywhere from 5 to 20 times a day that I would have to add
that header by hand. Frankly it would be easier to set up a procmail
script that /dev/nulls people that habitually cc me and the list. 

The simple fact of the matter is that I've got a peeve about people using
a private medium to post public messages. As my signature implies, these
messages are unsolicited (otherwise known as spam).

I interpret people sending me a *private* copy of *public* mail as pretty
darn rude. What's more, I think some people (I'm not going to name names
here) actually do it out of spite. I can actually *feel* them saying "Aha!
Here's a chance to stick it to that bastard"

Let me flip the question on the side for you. How many more hours a day,
how many more gigabytes of bandwidth a day, how many more missed evenings
with my family, do I have to spend for people to be nice enough to say
"Ok. Sure. You've been a nice enough guy to enough people that I can 
humor you on this one?" Now, granted, some people are pricks just to be
pricks, but I'd like to think that in *this* community, we all try pretty
hard to get along with one another and tolerate each other's quirks. 

This is my quirk. Humor me. Just take my name off the CC: list and say to
yourself "Hey! I just did a small thing that made one particular person

James Blackwell          Please do not send me carbon copies of mailing
Smile more!              list posts. Such mail is unsolicited. Thank you!

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