[Mailman-Users] Bounce issues with Yahoo
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Mar 2 00:44:36 CET 2006
At 3:03 PM -0800 2006-03-01, Greg Lindahl wrote:
>> In all fairness, your comment about your years of
>> experience was the first rude thing.
> Ah, I see. So unsolicited and unwanted advice is OK, but explaining
> why my policy opinions are strongly held is rude? All I was aiming at
> was avoiding a non-constructive discussion.
I think there may have been better ways to try to get people to
focus on answering the technical question and get away from the
policy issues, but it would also have helped if you had consulted the
FAQ Wizard and the list archives before posting.
I think there's enough blame to go around on this issue.
>> When you ask for
>> help, you are throwing yourselves on our mercy, as it were-
> Uh, that's not the way I treat either professional tech support or
> open-source mailing lists. I guess I'm in a minority in the Mailman
I don't think that the Mailman community is radically different
from other open-source communities I know of. We have our share of
people who have certain strongly held beliefs and refuse to accept
that any other beliefs could possibly be held with any validity, and
we have our share of people who are always extremely helpful and even
usually avoid pointing out obvious oversights like failing to check
As I said before, please don't judge the whole group by the
actions of a few, especially just one or two.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), reply of the Pennsylvania
Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755
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