[thelist] Hello Everybody!

Nadeem Hosenbokus nadeem at nadeemh.com
Mon May 9 06:49:07 CDT 2016

Just my penny's worth: we all have the same interest to be subscribed on
this list. I am confident that even if we did have a free for all some order
would come from the chaos and we'd be back on "track" as per the rules.

I don’t see The List as a place for support. I see a community that has
helped me a lot in the past. People who, if I were to meet face-to-face,
would be less than impressed if I began any conversation with a technical
problem. I know this isn't the same but as the singular communication
channel with a lot of people, with my and others' real names being used, I
don't see how a little aside and brevity can be a problem.

The key word there was "little". If our inboxes were filling up with
conversations that we weren’t interested in then we'd have a problem. The
worst problem I've ever seen on TheList was when someone went on holiday and
their auto-reply kept replying to their auto-reply. Very funny in retrospect

The rest of the time we've been *responsible* and *mature* enough to stay on


Nadeem Hosenbokus
(230) 5766 9169

-----Original Message-----
From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org
[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of William Anderson
Sent: 09 May 2016 06:48
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] Hello Everybody!

On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 6:36 PM,  <simonmacdonald at uk2.net> wrote:
> I think we are all familiar with the guidelines. Given that there has been
no chat on any of the lists recently, I think that you are being a touch
pedantic. Sorry.

I don't think I am, and I apologise in advance for the meta that is to
follow (which should really be on theforum).

thelist exists to discuss web development and related topics.  thechat is an
overflow list to talk about literally anything else.  This helps to keep the
signal to noise ratio on thelist at an acceptable level.
The number of postings is irrelevant; in fact, it can become an even more
pointed issue if subscribers suddenly see random chat appearing in their
inboxes which has nothing to do with the list topic.

I get it: everyone is excited to see the list alive again, and that includes
me.  This is great stuff.  But we can either stick to (at the very least the
core of) the rules that have been in place for over seventeen years, and
that everyone agreed to when we all subscribed, or we can have a free for
all.  What's your pleasure, sir?


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