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From Woodchuck <>
Subject [OT] Re: Please reply to the mailing list, not to the person
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2005 16:33:46 GMT
while we're on the subject of mailing list rules/etiquette/pet peeves:

i despise ppl who purposely post messages that are future dated so they
remain at the top of your inbox messages list.

this is the worst offense imho.  i promptly delete these without


--- Michael Jouravlev <> wrote:

> Your essay confirms that people, especially programmers, don't read.
> Isn't most of this is in the mailing list rules? I would like to add
> something too. I hate emails, especally short ones, with huge
> boilerplate content like this:
> === cut here ===
> This e mail is from ...
> The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential to
> the
> intended recipient. They may not be disclosed to or used by or copied
> in any way by anyone other than the intended recipient. If this email
> is received in error, please contact ... quoting the name of the
> sender and the email address to which it has been sent and then
> delete
> it.
> Please note that neither ... nor the sender accept any responsibility
> for viruses and it is your responsibility to scan or otherwise check
> this email and any attachments.
> ... is a ... registered in ... which provides services from offices
> in
> ... .  A list of members is open for inspection at its registered
> office and principal place of business ... .  Partner denotes member
> of a limited liability partnership.
> For further information, please refer to ....
> === cut here ===
> One who came up with this kind of safe harbor statements, is my
> personal enemy. Entropy cannot be reduced, but in our efforts to keep
> it from growing ;)
> Michael.

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