[Linux-aus] Bret Busby
Mark J Gaynor
mark at mjg.id.au
Fri Mar 14 17:40:01 UTC 2003
All this crap about spam and Brett, reminds me of a problem on another list
many moons ago, back in the dark ages when bandwidth was a real issue and
still is to some extent.
The complaint was about the amount of traffic a particular list was
creating on a system, and the load it was placing on the overall network.
It started all so very innocently enough by a comment about a subject (not
relevant) as Brett has and the resulting chaos was as a result of everyone
weighing in and making comment.
The first round is fine, however, the more times you go round the loop the
more the original point gets clouded and people digress from the original
point. Chaos ensues and everyone on the list gets annoyed to say the least.
The nett result is lots of traffic about nothing in particular, just lots
of traffic on the network and server.
My comment, yes I said comment, is that after the first round you all are
just as bad at perpetrating the chaos as was the originator of the thread.
I'm not taking sides here, just saying that if you all continue the way you
are the problem will only get worse. If you all stop commenting at the
stupid comment about the even more stupid comment someone made, the problem
would be solved.
We all have a responsibility to control our comments. What everyone needs
to think about is it constructive or just a comment to annoy/stir others.
The reason why people leave lists is amount of non-constructive crap that
appears in their mail box, aka junk mail aka spam.
I think that everyone in the thread needs to get a life and just not just
Brett. Just stop commenting on this crap and it will go away because no one
Top marks to Brett for baiting the hook and hauling you all in, hook, line
After bringing this to the notice of the long ago list, and everyone
stopped commenting on crap; surprise surprise, the congestion went away and
everyone live happily ever after. (A true story from the packet radio past.
Yes, I'm also a Amateur Radio Operator.)
Please see that you are all as bad as the other in the thread. Just stop.
The future is in your hands.
BTW: This email will not become another thread as I have said my piece.
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