CC considered harmful (was Re: [linux-elitists] [RANT] Debian the Elitist Distribution?)

Karsten M. Self
Mon Feb 23 00:09:18 PST 2004

on Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 05:44:08PM +1100, Mike MacCana ( wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Feb 2004, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > on Sun, Feb 22, 2004 at 09:53:53PM -0800, Jim Thompson ( wrote:
> >
> > Jim:  would you and Mike please remove me from your CC lists.
> Will do.
> > Mike:  this is among the reason CC's are annoying as hell:  they
> > propogate.
> Tell that to people who are on list digests, or tired or waiting for slow
> list servers.

Specious:  Of which you're doing neither. 

I've dropped lists for precisely those (and other) broken practices.  If
I can't thread topics and reasonably associate replies with posts, and
attributions and quoting are both broken and beyond all reason, I'll

The Pho List and SAS-L are two standouts on both points.  I've bailed

CNI-Copyright specifically repaired broken headers at my request, I
continue to subscribe.

Seems to me someone let the clue out of l-e in the past few weeks.  Time
for uncle Don to play (or find a) bad cop IMO.


Karsten M. Self <>
 What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
  Backgrounder on the Caldera/SCO vs. IBM and Linux dispute.
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