[svlug] Possible to remove messages from archive?
einfeldt at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 23:32:52 PDT 2008
On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 10:53 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):
> > hi
> I'm still asking nicely; haven't yet picked up the cluebat. (I'm quite
> sure you already saw mild the admonitions to both prior posters in this
I'll tell you why I made this mistake. Tonight for the first time I sat
down and read these list guidelines:
And I think that for the first time I grokked the general guidelines for
each. What had me confused was that I thought that svlug@ was a more
general list, and that basically any topic was open on that page. Then I
re-read your admonitions more closely, and I looked at the above-linked
pages, and I am just now seeing a few things for the first time:
1) svlug@ is a general list, but you admins have carved out an exception.
You want us to go discuss stuff about members on volunteers@ .
2) The purpose for this division is presumably to keep the more acrimonious
topics about personalities on the less heavily trafficked volunteers@ list,
thereby making the broader svlug@ list more useful to its relatively larger
It is hard for me to tell from the email addresses which list is which.
They seem to have very similar names. I know that might
> At some point soon, though, I'm going to get tired of the
> "poor impulse control" parade.
Yeah, sorry, Rick. You give a lot to this community, and so I do actually
try to abide by your suggestions so as to not drain your time.
You already know _which_ mailing list to address your "I did it for the
> greater good" posting to -- right, counselor?
Well, I will try to pay more close attention to your admonitions in the
future, but it is not always clear to me what goes where, which is why I
think that your admonitions are useful, even if you have to repeat them
(sorry about that). Here's the source of my confusion. From the svlug
"Main discussion list, on Linux and related topics, for the Silicon Valley
Linux Users Group."
I had noticed that line before, and that is the guideline that had stuck in
my mind. I had read that line as saying that "this list is a general
purpose list. All topics may be discussed here unless specifically
excluded." There are two basic exclusionary rules posted below that, 1) no
job offers, and 2) "*Do not post on SVLUG organisational matters*: " I had
interpreted item 2 to narrowly include only formal policy debates, such as
who should be our president; should there be a vice-president; etc.
I will respect your interpretation of item 2 to more broadly include "public
second-guessing of SVLUG's volunteers", although I would not have construed
item 2 to include "public second-guessing of SVLUG's volunteers" had we not
engaged in this discussion. That interpretation was heretofore
counter-intuitive for me.
Thanks for keeping our lists orderly, Rick!
Producer, The Digital Tipping Point
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