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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-09 20:55:00

"Samuel" <samuel_at_[hidden]> writes:

> From: "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]>
>> Touchy, touchy!
>> It's no bother, and I love seeing that kind of suggestion. I'm just
>> suggesting that you post it in a more appropriate place so that the
>> person(s) who ought to respond to it can see it.
> I am subscribed to too many mailing lists now, and I have been subscribed to
> many others that I can't keep up with. Most of the messages in high-volume
> mailing lists are not relevant to me so I waste a lot of time if I try to
> keep up with them. So yes, I am very reluctant to subscribe to (yet another)
> another mailing list just to post a message and then receive another flood
> of messages that don't concern me.

Then use the gmane newsreader interface (or web interface) and set
your subscription for nomail.

> The (main) Cygwin mailing list is an example of a high-volume list. I wrote
> a few paragraphs intended to help other understand how to install it and I
> put that in my web site. It was not my intent to leave it there permanently,
> but the only comment I got back was that they did not want to have the
> documentation spread out in many places. So experiences such as that has
> contributed to my attitude.

You have my sympathy.

If you want to make a difference, post where those who care and can
respond will see it. Or don't, but don't expect results.


Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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