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Re: [SLE] An apology to the list
  • From: Kevanf1 <kevanf1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 15:44:32 +0000
  • Message-id: <7bca46c505030407446d0c57ea@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 10:36:44 -0500, Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Friday 04 March 2005 10:25 am, Kevanf1 wrote:
> > On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 08:41:23 -0600, Danny Sauer
> >
> > <suse-linux-e.suselists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > On Thursday 03 March 2005 09:32 am, Jeffrey Laramie wrote:
> > > ...
> > >
> > > > > Why, do you have that much time to waste as to harp on such a mundane
> > > > > issue? Why do you think anyone has to defend "this policy?" This is
> > > > > the way it is, it will not change, nor will you change it for this
> > > > > list, or any EZMLM driven mail list. You have two choices, we all
> > > > > have choices, either change email clients or find another list to
> > > > > your liking.
> > > >
> > > > You're entitled to your opinions, but once again this is a "because
> > > > that's the way it is" answer. You may find this thread annoying but so
> > > > far the majority thinks this is an issue that needs to be addressed.
> > >
> > > I'm part of the *actual* majority who either 1) thinks the policy is good
> > > or 2) lives with it. We haven't been posting, because this is redundant,
> > > off-topic, and ineffectual.
> > >
> > > Changing headers in messages in order to compensate for stupid mail
> > > clients is bad. Anyone whose mail client can't properly handle a mailing
> > > list is broken. Period. Designing around broken clients is a poor
> > > decision - people with broken clients should get a good client, or learn
> > > to live with things being broken. They should *not* expect someone else
> > > to mangle posts, especially by overriding a perfectly valid reply-to
> > > header (yes, some people actually use that header for valid purposes).
> > >
> > > The majority is still sitting out, waiting for this stupid thread and the
> > > few users of incompetent mail programs to go away.
> > >
> > > --Danny
> > >
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> >
> > I was the original poster to this thread. I am sorry it has
> > degenerated into 'nearly but not quite' a flame war. That was never
> > my intention. My original post did indeed point out the fact I
> > thought that there was a problem with Gmail. I did not in the first
> > instance question the way the list handled the reply options. Now I
> > did indeed start to question this later in the history of the thread.
> > I'm not trying to get out of this but it does now appear that I was
> > correct in my assumption that it is GMail that is at fault. I do
> > subscribe to another mailing list with my POP mail account using Kmail
> > and I agree that it is excellent in its handling of the list. I don't
> > want to swap my list address over to a POP account as I use the Gmail
> > one because of the massive free storage it offers. So I will put up
> > with it.
>
> You can use POP with gmail.....
>
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>
>
Yes, I know. The trouble is it means I have to download everything to
my PC. I prefer to keep it online as I use more than one PC. Two
have Linux on them the other with Window$

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Take care.
Kevan Farmer

34 Hill Street
Cheslyn Hay
Staffordshire
WS6 7HR

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