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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 10:04:14 -0500

Antony Stone wrote:
> Basically I'm just trying to suggest raising the signal-to-noise ratio of the
> list (and its archives) by encouraging information-bearing postings (those
> which answer questions) and discouraging those which provide no useful
> information for users of Rockbox.
If you're so interested in the signal to noise ratio, why don't you just
ignore rules reminders, rather than responding to them with complaints? ;)

In all honesty, I do find it somewhat hard to believe this is your
interest, since you're acting directly against it yourself. As for
leaving threads without any reminder of the posting etiquette, this is a
bad idea. It's been shown in the past that if we don't give reminders,
or give them quietly (private emails) people react even more
aggressively and violently to them, often with responses like "But you
haven't been telling these other people to do it" and so forth.
Unfortunately, reminders need to be public, and clear, to ensure that
everyone realizes they're all subject to the same rules, and it isn't
just random whims of complaining people. That it really is expected of
list posters that they quote properly. Will it may be a first notice to
some, it's also a general reminder to everyone on the list. That is
"don't top post" is signal, not noise. There are always going to be
questions on the list that have been answered before, "can I top post"
just happens to be one of the more frequent ones.
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