>From: Grayson Walker <gwalker @
>> In the interest of providing the best service to the largest number
>> of "customers," I may require *all* customers to follow a certain
>> procedure. I see little fault with this, in *any* business environ-
>> ment; why should we avoid it here?
>What is the name of your company? How long have you been in
>business? How many customers do you have? What was your gross FY1993?
>How many employees do you have?
I am not a company - that's the whole point!
Analogies are flying around which compare listowners to businesses,
providing services to customers. I merely used another analogy; if
my intent was unclear, I apologize.
Let me try again, in the absence of analogy:
As a systems administrator, I support 2100+ users. In the interest
of providing the best service to the largest number of them, I may
require that *all* users follow certain procedures.
I suspect that few of us would have significant heartburn with that
statement. Now, let's try this one:
As a listowner, I support 80 subscribers. In the interest of
providing the best service to the largest number of them, I may
require that *all* subscribers follow certain procedures.
If the former statement is valid, why shouldn't the latter be valid as well?