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Why some readers may not be happy...
- To: email@example.com
- Subject: Why some readers may not be happy...
- From: "Melissa O'Neill" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1997 17:55:03 -0800 (PST)
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- In-Reply-To: <199702080113.BAA12704@lochnagarn.elsevier.co.uk> from "Sebastian Rahtz" at Feb 8, 97 01:13:52 am
I think the problem is, some people like to be on list that just have
announcements (I'm on just such a list for NeXTSTEP PPP, for example).
A difficulty arrises when a list is really for discussion but some of
its readers think it is an announcments list.
I've long since lost the reference that pointed me to this list and so
I really can't remember whether it said anything that would lead people
to believe this was an announcments list; but I can say that this is
often a very low traffic list and that that certainly can give the list
an annoucement list like feel for extended periods.
Sometimes though, it doesn't feel that much like a discussion list
either. The regular participants can come over as somewhat imperious
making it a little intimidating to send e-mail to the list if you're
not an all-knowing font genius.
P.S. If you're reading this list, and you don't want to be on it, the
correct address to mail to is email@example.com. Please
don't send your messages here.