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Subject: Re: Working with a used archos jukebox 6000

Re: Working with a used archos jukebox 6000

From: Antony Stone <>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2008 10:00:55 +0100

On Sunday 06 July 2008 01:58, Christopher Chaltain wrote:

> Dj Paddy wrote:
> > > please don't top-post to this list as per list etiquette.
> > >
> > > - Dominik"
> >
> > You guys really are all heart and full of tact at times.
> >
> > Dj Paddy
> I'm not a fan of this particular list rule, but I try to follow it
> myself, and when I get a chance I drop a note to new members letting
> them know the errors of their ways and pointing them to the list rules.

That's all very well, but I do find it rather petty that people will post a
reply which *only* tells people about list rules, rather than (a) being
helpful and trying to answer the question and also (b) reminding the original
poster of the list rules.

I mean, the people running this list obviously want the rules to be followed,
whatever the rest of us think about them, however everyone *else* on this
list doesn't want their inboxes filled with reminders about petty rules and
no meaningful content.

I refer people to Linus' posting of 06 Jul 2008 10:39:06 +0200 as a good
example of how to be both helpful and remding of the rules, at the same time.


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