Re: [DNS] List members

Re: [DNS] List members

From: Simon Hackett <simon§internode.com.au>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 08:20:51 +0930
At 23:09 24/06/98 +1000, Boz Cappie wrote:
>An addendum to my last message - 
>

Disagree strongly, this is not a public forum, it is a private one which
rational members of the public are able to join if they want to.

That is DIFFERENT to a public forum. These messages are *not* public
property, they are provided for the private use of the members of the forum
and for others who may wish to examine them, fully in context, via a web or
email archive. They are NOT intended to be used to take out of context
snippets from and misuse them.

If you cannot understand the negative implications of quoting information
in a mailing list in the press without the explicit assent of the author of
the specific content you plan to quote, then you should not be on this
list. Perhaps you are not aware of the second most frequent reason for very
valuable list contributors leaving mailing lists (used to the be first more
frequent, before the Todd Era), which is that they have often left them in
the last because of journalists using the lists as fodder for a cheap
sensationalist article in the IT trade press, without asking first, and
without caring about the consequences. If that starts happening here, we
might as well all go home and forget about it.

If you are not intending to be a contributor, please leave the discussion,
please. Lurking for the purposes of getting a cheap news article is NOT
what we're here to help you with.
Lurking for the purpose of personal education is, however, highly welcome
and encouraged.

I will try my damndest to protect the ability of my peers to contribute in
this list without fear of being misquoted in the trade press. If you want
to get silly quotes, rejoin the old list and listen to Todd .He'll keep you
busy for years.

Simon

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Received on Thu Jun 25 1998 - 07:01:42 UTC

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