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[trinity-users] Re: [users] [OT] Spam

From: "Steven D'Aprano via tde-users" <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:59:45 +1100
On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 10:14:04PM +0100, Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> Anno domini 2020 Wed, 28 Oct 16:03:49 -0500
>  J Leslie Turriff scripsit:

> > 	I doubt that such a list would help.  The reason that topics degenerate into 
> > OT stuff is that participants' attention gets distracted from the original 
> > purpose of the thread, so they are unlikely to say to themselves 'am I still 
> > on topic?'  If we were all that disciplined OT posts wouldn't happen in the 
> > first place.
> What's the problem with that?

When you signed up to this list, was it because you wanted somewhere to 
discuss issues related to TDE, or because you wanted a social club?

There's a million places, on-line and off-line, that you can go for a 
social club and a chin-wag. This, and the TDE-developers list, are 
probably the only place in the entire world for users to ask about 
TDE-related issues.

Nobody is saying that we have to run this mailing list like a 
totalitarian dictatorship, only that people please make a bit of an 
effort to keep the signal-to-noise ratio above 1. That still leaves 
plenty of opportunity for socialisation while still keeping the focus on 
TDE, which is the reason we're here.

> Maybe because politics tend to repeat history this call for polital 
> correctness is needed?

Keeping a technical mailing list on-topic is not "political 

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