Why it matters what you post here

Andrew Sullivan (asullivan@sprint.ca)
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 18:05:07 -0400 (EDT)


I can tell you why this is important.

I try, to the best of my ability, to offer support on this list.  I know
that members of the development team, and several others, also do the
same.  Most of those people are, in fact, rather better at it than I am;
but all of us spend a considerable amount of time doing so.

We, each of us, has limited time.  And not all of it is dedicated to AS: I
work full time, still have a dissertation to write, and try to support AS
as much as I can.  So, lots of off-topic or vague posts cause a
significant loss of time which could be otherwise productive.  The time I
spend reading off-topic posts, for instance, could be dedicated to fixing
the FAQ in a way that I'd be less ashamed of.

My contribution to AS is insignificant; but consider that those who really
work on the project are spending time that could be used improving AS
reading & sometimes answering questions completely urelated to AS.

So, that's why it matters.

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On Thu, 22 Apr 1999, JOHN GRAHAM wrote:

> Why should it matter how the emails are posted or what's in the 
> subject line.  The people that want to respond do so, and the ones 
> that do not, don't.
> 
> 
> >From: Sasha_Vasko@osca.state.mo.us
> >Reply-To: afterstep@linuxcenter.com
> >To: AfterStep@linuxcenter.com,"Matej Zerovnik" 
> <matej.zerovnik@guest.arnes.si>
> >Subject: Use more descriptive Subjects !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> [was:Aterm]
> >Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 08:24:17 -0500
> >MIME-Version: 1.0
> >From majordom-afterstep-owner-madizms Thu Apr 22 06:25:39 1999
> >Received: from [207.179.39.2] by hotmail.com (1.5) with SMTP id 
> MHotMailB8E86E45000ED820B643CFB3270213630; Thu Apr 22 06:25:39 1999
> >Received: (qmail 12035 invoked by uid 87); 22 Apr 1999 13:25:17 -0000
> >Delivered-To: majordom-afterstep@rim.caldera.com
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> >Received: (qmail 12016 invoked from network); 22 Apr 1999 13:25:14 -
> 0000
> >Received: from mail.osca.state.mo.us (HELO 
> oscln0005.osca.state.mo.us) (168.166.59.193)by rim.caldera.com with 
> SMTP; 22 Apr 1999 13:25:14 -0000
> >Received: by oscln0005.osca.state.mo.us(Lotus SMTP MTA v4.6.4  
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> >X-Lotus-FromDomain: JUDICIAL
> >Message-ID: <8625675B.0049AE20.00@oscln0005.osca.state.mo.us>
> >Sender: majordom-afterstep-owner@linuxcenter.com
> >Precedence: bulk
> >
> >
> >
> >>How to set Aterm will chose random TINT every time i run it..
> >
> >write a script
> >
> >| LeVaK alias Matej Zerovnik       |
> >
> >Everybody posting messages in HTML format will be ignored!!!!!!
> >Also, ppl, please use more descriptive Subject lines!
> >I've seen about 10 threads with same Subject Aterm !!!
> >Don't be such a lazy
> >
> >Sasha
> >
> >
> >
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