ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC-L:337] Re: "Posts that are not 'relevant'"
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Thread: [IAC-L:337] Re: "Posts that are not 'relevant'"
Message: [IAC-L:337] Re: "Posts that are not 'relevant'"
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From: John Marshall <greatlakes at biplaneadventures.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 08:10:17 UTC
John Collier wrote: > Dr. Guenther Eichhorn wrote: > > > > Hi, > > > > This has absolutely nothing to do with "lighten up". It is a very > > legitimate concern of somebody who is really interested in this > > email list. It is NOT that easy to delete email messages if you > > don't know what is in them. In many email readers you get to see > > just the subject line and you have to pull up the message before > > you know what is in that message. This takes time. When you get > > flooded by dozens of irrelevant messages, that can be very > > frustrating. > > > > The signal to noise ratio in this list has been steadily dropping > > and it is at a quite frustrating low right now. I am probably > > missing interesting information because I tend to delete messages > > by subject line alone. Any subject that I have seen a couple of > > times goes by the wayside because the likelyhood that something > > interesting is in the 3rd or 4th message is too low to bother. > > This is not the purpose of this list, but I have to somehow manage > > the time that I spend on reading it. > > > > Guenther > > ---------------------------------------------------- > > Dr. Guenther Eichhorn | gei at cfa.harvard.edu > > Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA > > CPL,ASMELS,IA,Glider,CFI | Pitts S-2A: N1GE > > DC-3 type rating | Flying is the Pitts > > See: http://acro.harvard.edu/IAC > > and: http://acro.harvard.edu/SSA > > > > ------ Original Message ------ > > > > In message > <Pine.PMDF.3.95.970704103228.21169A-100000 at topaz.cqu.edu.au>, MMMMmm > > mmm writes: > > >Lighten up a little Brent; I enjoy the light hearted comments > inserted > > >between the seious stuff. > > > > > >It's very easy to delete the messages you don't want to read and it > > > >doesn't take long at all. > > > > > >Cheers > > > > > >Matt Burnet Pitts S1-E > > > > > >On Thu, 3 Jul 1997, Brent Rogers wrote: > > > > > >> > > >> > > >> > > >> > > >> From: Brent Rogers on 07-03-97 09:45 AM > > >> > > >> When I first joined this server I was overwhelmed with the number > of > > >> messages I got every day. I couldn't read HALF of them and said > so. Someone > > >> accused me of adding to the "junkmail". > > >> > > >> Rather than miss out on all of the IAC happenings and the > technical and > > >> competition issues ( I am competing this summer for the first > time) I > > >> decided to subscribe from my work ID (I don't turn on my home PC > every > > >> day). That is becomming a problem too. > > >> > > >> While I certainly do not support censorship in any form, I have > to say, > > >> when I come in in the morning and there are 29 new messages about > the Mike > > >> Tyson "ear biteing meaching" (sic) etc. I have to wonder what I'm > doing > > >> here. I simply don't have the time to sort through all of this. > > >> > > >> I'll bet I get a whole raft of "you too, pal, freedom of speech" > replies to > > >> this one but I have to say, I agree with John > > I pity you people that are so inconvenienced by having to spend > 3 minutes of your precious time sorting through topics that are not > tailored to your specific interests. Please let us know exactly those > things that are of interest so we don't waste your precious time. Be > specific - if you take more than 25 words you are wasting MY precious > time. Get a life! This last post was just plain mean, small and petty. Let's drop this subject on this low note, and as I said before, get back to aerobatics, airplanes and the people who fly them. How could Mr. Collier use the cliche, "Get a life!" when talking to other pilots? Mr. Collier, you must need to get up in the sky and get some perspetive. _______________________________________________________________________ Keep it low and slow! John Marshall Biplane Adventures, Inc. http://www.biplaneadventures.com/