AUP/autoresponders, rehashed

Jo Rhett jrhett at
Tue Jun 26 18:16:48 UTC 2007

On Jun 12, 2007, at 6:02 PM, Martin Hannigan wrote:
> You act on an issue that affects about 5
> people once every 2 years and you ignore the massive overload on the
> list of off topic posting?

While I mostly agree with what you are saying, it doesn't hurt to be  
honest about reality here.  I get between 6 and 12 "vacation"  
responses for every post I write on this list.  I'm sure everyone  
else does too.  That's not 5 people every 2 years.

Second: off-topic while dear to my heart to stop, is harder to gain  
consensus on.  Even harder to get consensus on what the right answer  
would be.

Everyone agrees that autoresponders are bad, and the solution is very  
simple.   Since the situation is simpler, sometimes its easier to  
focus on something like that and get it done.

Jo Rhett
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