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SubjectRe: Richard Gooch
On Wed, Oct 14, 1998 at 06:06:33AM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 21:22:20 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "Mr. James W. Laferriere" <>
> I myself haven't seen one of the mis-guided auto-replies in
> my mailbox (yet) . So I'll ask those that did . Did the
> offending auto-replies actually get sent, cc'd,... to one
> of the lists ? , or were they directed to a particular
> individual ?
> The issue is that he cannot, by himself, unilaterally decide what is
> proper content for the list. By setting up the auto-responder he is
> doing in fact this, telling people what is proper content for the
> list. Who gave him this right, not me, not anyone on the list,
> nobody. So he shouldn't be doing this crap. I don't even do things
> like that.

What are you talking about? He sent mail to people that he though
were posting off-topic on this list. I think what he did was quite
reasonable. It is important that people fight spam, and discussing
gun-control on linux-kernel is SPAM, nothing else.

Nobody but the people that contributed to the gun-control discussion
have lowered the signal/noise ratio on this list. Setting up an
auto-responder has no effect on the signal/noise ratio on this list.

> Doing it with automated scripts is even more offensive and
> disrespectivful. If he isn't interested in truly sending the
> responses by hand, he just want's to annoy people because he has been
> inconvenienced or offended in some way.

I think it is acceptable and appropriate to annoy any people that are
discussing gun-control on the linux-kernel list.


Alexander Kjeldaas, Guardian Networks AS, Trondheim, Norway

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