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Subject: Re: Prevalence of mailing-list bombing
From: "Olusegun O. Ogidan" <Valtd1 @ concentric . net>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 19:52:31 -0400 (EDT)
To: Lazlo Nibble <lazlo @ swcp . com>
Cc: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <19980430171250 . B2307 @ swcp . com>

Hi Listers:

I have only been on this list for a day or two.  Already, I have read
thorns of ABUSIVE mail and wonder why this is indeed a list for
list-managers.  Is it suddenly a sin to share talents?  If everyone had
kep their talents to themselves, how could the computer technology have
evolved thus far?  Isn't your ideas and mine that make computing less
frightening and a wonderful experience?  I have to say that I AM AWFULLY
DISAPPOINTED with adult conduct on the list-managers list.  I think I will
be signing off this list.  It is now crystally clear that I WON'T learn
anything here and will be forced to put up with all sorts of abusive

Olusegun O. Ogidan
List Administrator

On Thu, 30 Apr 1998, Lazlo Nibble wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 30, 1998 at 06:26:41PM -0400, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
> > The problem is that many of these newbie list managers don't recognize
> > their own incompetence and stubbornly insist on inflicting it on themselves,
> > their subscribers, and (and here is the key) *the rest of us*.
> I think a big percentage of the responsibility for this lies in the laps of
> the mailing list *site* admins who a) set up lists with a default configuration
> that is broken from Day One and who b) don't bother making people read the
> list software documentation before actually handing over the reins.  The
> "clueless newbies" who don't know how to change their list configurations to
> prevent open subscriptions are unlikely to be changing their list
> configurations to inadvertently allow them if they're given a default config
> that requires subscription verification.
> -- 
> ::: Lazlo (lazlo @
 swcp .
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