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Thread: [IAC-L:337] Re: "Posts that are not 'relevant'"

Message: [IAC-L:337] Re: "Posts that are not 'relevant'"

Follow-Up To: ACRO Email list (for List Members only)

From: John Marshall <greatlakes at biplaneadventures.com>

Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 08:10:17 UTC


Message:

  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/



                


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