[svlug] Rules -> was postfix

Driver, Diron ddriver at primephotonics.com
Fri Jan 17 11:18:57 PST 2003

Well, I'm new to this list, and it seems as though it suffers from the
same problem that any other list I have belonged to has.  Now these
people are in a pissing contest trying to use "intellectual" verbage and
useless metaphors to cut everyone down instead of answering members'
questions and helping them on the list.  That's why I joined the list
and James was the only one to try and help me so far and no one else has
answered my questions.  Now I'm getting useless emails constantly
throughout the day that disturb my work.  Nice knowing you all.  I hope
your flame wars go well.

Diron Driver

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark C. Langston [mailto:mark at bitshift.org] 
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 2:12 PM
To: svlug at lists.svlug.org
Subject: Re: [svlug] Rules -> was postfix

On Fri, Jan 17, 2003 at 10:57:51AM -0800, James Leone wrote:
> >If you doubt me, feel free to make a presentation at SVLUG using
> >Powerpoint with lots of cutesy animations, sounds, and unnecessary
> >graphics.  It may well be comprehensible, but your audience is going
> >to ignore you (those that don't actively chase you out of the room).
> >Did you succeed in being "reasonably understandable"?  No, because
> >you ignored the boundaries within which your audience is both able
> >and--just as importantly--willing to receive your information.
> >
> >  
> >
> I didn't understand that

You didn't understand the rest of the text, either, since you once
again emailed me directly and cc'd the list.

Let me be plain:  Insist on communicating in a way people tell you
not to, and they'll ignore you.

Like I'm about to do.

Mark C. Langston                                    Sr. Unix SysAdmin
mark at bitshift.org                                       mark at seti.org
Systems & Network Admin                                SETI Institute
http://bitshift.org                               http://www.seti.org

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