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 dont 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 werent 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 though. The rest of the time we've been *responsible* and *mature* enough to stay on topic. Thanks, Nadeem Hosenbokus (230) 5766 9169 www.nadeemh.com http://mu.linkedin.com/in/nadeemhosenbokus -----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? -n -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !