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Subject: Re: Working with a used archos jukebox 6000

Re: Working with a used archos jukebox 6000

From: Paul Louden <>
Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2008 09:24:20 -0500

Dj Paddy wrote:
> Thing is guys it comes across as being quite superior and
> intimidating. Rules are great but humbleness (in short demand), can
> deliver these rules in a much more palatable manner.
What's intimidating about the phrase "please don't top-post to this list
as per list etiquette"?

I think it was short, to the point, and polite. It's like someone saying
"Please wipe your feet before entering" or "Please don't use flash
photography in the museum." It may not be something you want to hear,
but if it has to be said somehow, at least they said please, and didn't
accuse you of willfully doing wrong.

If you think there's a better way to deliver the message in that exact
situation (as in, when responding without including an answer to the
question) why not suggest a better way rather than simply saying he was
doing it wrong, and not giving him any suggestions at all?
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