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SubjectRe: your mail
On Fri, Apr 04 2003, William Scott Lockwood III wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Apr 2003, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> > On Thu, 3 Apr 2003, William Scott Lockwood III wrote:
> > > On Thu, 3 Apr 2003, David S. Miller wrote:
> > > > From: "Richard B. Johnson" <root@chaos.analogic.com>
> > > > Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 15:02:41 -0500 (EST)
> > > > Well it's not a yahoo users problem because yahoo users can't fix
> > > > it. Some yahoo users have yahoo "free" mail as their only connection
> > > > to the internet because of facist network administrators.
> > > > If you want all the SPAM that will result on Linux-kernel, we
> > > > can disable the filter if you want.
> > > > I refuse to sit here and listen to all the "this is the only
> > > > connection person FOO has to the internet" stories, quite frankly I'm
> > > > absolutely sick of hearing them.
> > > > If you don't have properly functioning mail, you can't use these
> > > > lists.
> > > > Period.
> > > When did that become your call? I didn't realize you owned LKML.
> > Well it's his "baseball" and; "You'll play by my rules or you won't
> > play at all..."
> > FYI, there is no Major Domo. It's Latin, major domus, "master of
> > the house". He doith whatever he careth...
>
> Yes, I can see that. No matter who it alienates. Weither or not he's
> checked with anyone else either. How about leting those of us who (like
> Linus) choose to use a commercial email product do so? Garbage about
> headers, etc. is just that - garbage. The best list is one that is
> inclusive. One that tollerates other opinions and choices. LKML has
> turned into the largest, nastiest click I've ever seen, and that's really
> sad, as I'm sure it scares some good people away. Look at all the crap I
> and others got for using hotmail - I finally got sick and tired of the
> whining and now have to take 3x as long to read my mail - but it's not a
> hotmail address anymore, so the whining stoped. Why not spend less timing
> restricting what people can read and post from, and just let people
> participate?

Oh please go away. Would you rather see lkml be as ridden with spam as
other lists? You have the right to use a commercial product, and you may
also exercise your right to choose a _bad_ one.

Besides, crap like the above doesn't carry much weight. Especially not
from someone who rarely contributes anything but noise on the list. No
time for whiners, to the kill file you go.

--
Jens Axboe

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