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Re: Non-linear full-2d writing (again)

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Thursday, February 2, 2006, 12:34

R A Brown writes:

> Mark J. Reed wrote: > > Could y'all please take the "OFFLIST" out of the subject when you > > decide to bring a conversation back ON-list? :) > > AMEN!!
Seconded. Posting to the list with an "OFFLIST" tag in the subject line is rather self-contradictory.
> > On 1/31/06, Tom Chappell <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > > >>--- Sai Emrys <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > Now we seem to have the bizarre situation where Sai & Jefferson are > corresponding offlist & indirectly via Tom who then puts it all onlist!
Nutty indeed. Does Tom really think we wish to watch a flamewar relayed by a third person go on? But then, I have been dismissing Tom as a nut case for quite a while for other reasons - he issues long posts that are harrowing to read and actually say close to nothing, and his ideas about the way language works are, well, heterodox. It didn't last long until I began to discard his posts unread.
> It reminds me of those situations you sometimes see in comedy, where > lord & Lady Muck are not talking to one another, but sit at each end of > a long table and communicate via the butler. The may be funny to watch - > but for goodness sake, this is getting surreal!
Or rather, all we see is the butler, who walks to and fro between two off-stage rooms relaying what Lord and Lady Muck have to say to each other, but each time he returns to the stage, shares the message with the audience. It is so bizarre.
> Also the inordinate amount of quoting and non-cutting is making the > exchanges difficult for me to follow, and I suspect for some others as well. > > Cannot we either have a proper exchange onlist, where we exchange views > *directly* with one another, or keep it is offlist.
As it apparently involves a good deal of flaming (I haven't followed it lately because it looked rather unproductive - but I did notice Jefferson's "Good-bye" post), it is better kept out of the list, I'd say. I don't know why Tom thinks he has to forward all that dross to all of us.
> I don't know about > others - except obviously Mark - but when I see "OFFLIST" in the subject > line, I expect a private email.
So do I. It looks somewhat as if these people don't have the slightest clue of how e-mail works, and think they can force a message into being sent offlist by adding an "OFFLIST" tag to the subject line. Greetings, Jörg. __________________________________________________________________________ Erweitern Sie FreeMail zu einem noch leistungsstarkeren E-Mail-Postfach! Mehr Infos unter


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