drink (was Re: Klava Recipies)

Sat Mar 22 16:18:55 PST 2003

On Sat, 22 Mar 2003 17:57:23 -0600, you wrote:

>On Sat, Mar 22, 2003 at 04:10:34PM -0800, lazarus <lazarus33pjf at cox.net> wrote:
>> On Sat, 22 Mar 2003 17:44:22 -0600, you wrote:
>> >The initial quoted comment ("I was told the Hungarians 
>> >invented...") didn't seem to be referring to Gore at all, but 
>> >rather Brust. 
>> >The response ("... stop listning to Al Gore") was IMHO a 
>> >misreading of the original comment and an inappropriate 
>> >politicization.  
>> >The response to that ("I know it's off topic, but...") was 
>> >similarly inappropriate for the political content, and more 
>> >annoying to me personally (because it contains some things that 
>> >I would dispute and don't like to leave unchallenged).  
>> >But I will resist.
>> On usenet, the standard practise is to put an OT:  in the subject.
>> Would that not be a good thing to start here, so that people could
>> filter on OT: and avoid threads that are possibly controversial?
>"Standard practice" on Usenet is a misnomer for anything not in 
>an RFC, generally.  That said, I am not at all opposed to this 

True.  I guess I should have said standard netiquette, which is often
ignored.  :-)

>The dynamics on a mailing list are different -- mainly in that 
>you have to download the message before you can filter it out on 
>the subject line, and off-topic messages still sit in mailboxes 
>until deleted, taking up quota space and so on.  As a result, 
>it's not necessarily ideal. 

Ah, I hadn't thought of that.  My newsreader, Agent, can be set up to
automatically delete based on filters like that, but I understand
there are many ways of reading the list, including digest form, which
can't be filtered at all.



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