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Month: October 2020

[trinity-users] Re: [OT] Spam

From: "Steven D'Aprano via tde-users" <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 10:38:51 +1100
On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 03:45:59PM +0000, Janek Stolarek wrote:
> > What is your opinion?

> I think the amount of spam is negligible compared to the amount of 
> off-topic emails sent by regular list participants.

It is very true that the overall amount of spam on this list is 
minuscule, but its the fact that somebody went out of their way to 
resend it (perhaps in case some of us missed out on the fun of being 
annoyed by it the first time?) that boggles my brain :-)

As for off-topic emails, they don't bother me too greatly. (Maybe just a 
teeny bit.) When a new thread starts up, it's almost always at least 
peripherally related to TDE. Something to do with administrating a TDE 
system at least. It's not as if people are starting new threads to 
discuss what they ate for breakfast, or politics, or the latest finds 
from the archaelogical digs in London's new rail line.

(Although I'd read posts on that last one.)

True, the threads do tend to rapidly diverge and become off-topic 
discussions, but by that stage I have usually tuned out and I'm just 
deleting the posts unread as they come in.

I think that if this was a brand new group, not just a migration from 
one list to another, we could be a bit stricter about off-topic emails. 
But it's a small community, with not many regular participants. There is 
a lot of institutional knowledge held by the regulars and if the cost of 
keeping them around is to put up with a bit of off-topic discussion and 
their inability to trim pages and pages of quoted text onto the eighth 
or tenth generation "> > > > > > > > > > blah blah blah" then so be it.

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