[Tutor] On asking for help
Tue, 2 Jan 2001 14:34:24 -0500
> Most of us have jobs and lives. In my case, I work full-time, am a
> newlywed and am completing one master's degree (Computer Science)
> while starting another (Creative Writing). My spare time is negative
> already. If that isn't bad enough, I've received 228 emails so far
> today; yesterday, I received 594.
It sounds like you're behind schedule in starting a family too -- luckily,
most people testify that having a baby or two around the house makes their
schedule much easier to manage <wink>.
> Thus, please understand that, if I say I won't help you offlist, it's
> not personal. I have a lot to do -- especially this week.
A small tip: if you can, have your email software set the Reply-To field to
firstname.lastname@example.org when replying to the list. That should cut way back on the
number of "personal" emails that end up in your inbox due to people just
hitting (as I did with this reply <wink>) *their* email software's "Reply
y'rs - tim