On 03/07/11 14:19, Ric Moore wrote:
On Sun, 2011-07-03 at 13:56 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
On 03/07/11 11:18, NoOp wrote:
On 07/01/2011 11:35 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
On 02/07/11 15:57, NoOp wrote:
Is this now officially recognised that by simply adding [OT] at the
beginning of the Subject of a post to this list that one can post
"offtopic" messages in this list?
Oh, and provided, of course, such posts have some contents dealing with
software which may or may not affect Linux and /or a Linux distro.
If this is now an officially accepted practice then I would have liked
to have posted quite a number of messages drawing members' attention to
matters of interest as it may affect their, or friend's, use of a computer.
Well you got me there BC. Y'all can killfile me& my thread. Sorry for
the OT noise.
Don't know what you are talking about, NoOp.
Don't be so paranoid :-) .
It was a serious question.
Sounder was removed for some flimsy reason and there is a need to be
able to post news of interest to members.
Does putting [OT] at the start of the Subject now provide an 'Offtopic'
sub-list to meet such a need?
It "may" help, as long as we're not drawing too much attention to it, so
we can skate a bit.
I hated skating on any ice unless I knew that the damn thing was safe
enough to skate on.
There is a difference where in the middle of some discussion there is a
temporary sidetracking into "offtopic" matters - just like this
"Fooking" province thing :-) ; I think that this is acceptable even
though to some such a thing is an "abomination before the lord!" and it
makes their teeth (false most likely) gnash.
On the other hand it is quite different to stick [OT] at the beginning
of a new thread/subject/topic and have it considered as legimitate for a
list when a perfectly adequate list which was specifically designed to
handle offtopic subjects was removed.
Hence my question.
I guess reality is what you make of it.
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