Basic Rule of all mailing Lists


Hi John,
Well done!
This is going up on my wall as a great reference.
All mailing list moderators should have a copy of this.
Dennis Tillman W7PF

-----Original Message-----
From: John Parkins G8KVP
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:33 AM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] UNC Taps


Unfortunately it seems to be a rule in mailing lists that the
following happens:

1. a slightly OT post is made.
2. as they all do they generate lots of responses.
3. they generate even more OT comments and go off at tangents.
4. someone asks that the members bring it under control.
5. that generates even more post in support of the OT (slightly)
6. the, "if you don't like it you can always use the delete key"
comment is made.
7. the comments slowly die down, over the next few weeks.
8. the moderator will ask that the topic be put to bed.

This is how a question about where to purchase UNC taps can have 500
responses but only 5 or 6 which answer the original question.

This is how mailing list work and it will always be so, it's the law!
Best regards,

Dennis Tillman W7PF
TekScopes Moderator

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