[TAG] (forw) Re: Closed account question
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Apr 18 21:29:03 MSD 2006
Quoting RJ Burke (rjburke at telus.net):
(Reilly: When we said please reply back to the mailing list, we meant it
and had good reason. Your continually ignoring that reminder was an
early clue about where this discussion was headed.)
> Honestly, can't believe your arrogance in this matter.
Honestly, *I* can't believe your compounding your own ignoring of
expert, relevant help with name-calling.
Reilly, let me make one last attempt to explain the Internet facts of
life to you: Nobody's going to reconfigure the fundamental operations
of long-established mailing lists to accomodate your badly implemented
spam filters. Thomas could have echoed my polite "No, that's not in the
cards" and stopped there. Instead, he attempted for both you and our
magazine readership's benefit to teach you the big picture of how
Internet mail works and how to use basic tools you _already have_
(without "programming" [sic], and using already written recipes) to
accomplish your goals.
> I use Linux because it's free, although occasionally I do need help
> with minor technical bits.
And do you value at cost things you get for free -- e.g., Thomas's
expert help? Unfortunately, many people do.
> I like the idea of filtering email, but nobody in their late 60s or 70s is
> going to try to figure out how to write stuff in Perl or C.
Thomas nowhere suggested that you do.
OK, good luck to you.
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