Re: Basic Rule of all mailing Lists

Jim Ford

Yep, that's about the way it works! ;)
Jim Ford 

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-------- Original message --------From: Dennis Tillman W7PF <> Date: 1/20/19 1:14 PM (GMT-08:00) To: Subject: [TekScopes] 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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