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New Year's Resolutions for DML Members
We will _not_ send test messages to the DML.
We _will_ send comments about administrative matters to the DML
We _will_ read the Administrivia.
one *last* comment on truncated messages
Subject: one *last* comment on truncated messages
From: "Mickey Rowe;893-2446" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 19:37:55 -0700 (PDT)
Neil Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote a bunch of stuff about the
problems of truncated messages starting with:
> 1) "email@example.com" broke the Dino-list rules
but neglecting to add:
4) "firstname.lastname@example.org" then broke DML rules by continuing a
discussion of dinosaur list management on the list...
leading Kelly Clowers (email@example.com) to wonder about the
} is it merely inertia and "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"?
Let me put a cap on this discussion by stating two things... 1) I've
been told by USC administrators MANY times that they are just about to
change to a software package that was written (or at least modified)
in the 21st century, and 2) it is "broke", but the set of people who
care and the set of people who can fix it are non-overlapping.
There is, of course, the possibility of us migrating off of USC, but
my personal feeling is that that cure would be worse than the
disease. Feel free to voice an opinion if you have one on that
subject but DO NOT voice it to the list. Send it to me.
Mickey P. Rowe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
P.S. Returning to my point number 1, my guess is that California's
economic situation has made it much less likely now than last year
that the listprocessor really will be updated soon. We all have my
"In addition to what you might glean from any private correspondence
directly from the listâs owners, there are several specific infractions that
cause you to lose some or all dinosaur list privileges. The rules
formalized below have been and will continue to be shaped by the listâs
Their primary intent is to provide participants with guidelines indicating
what we expect of their behavior and what they can expect from us. We use
these rules as much as possible to decide how to treat potential âinfractions
â, mainly because we wish to be fair and (if you put in an honest effort)
predictable. We welcome feedback (provided it is not sent directly to the
list) about these rules and their implementation."