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Re: Lack of prefix in public-semweb-lifesci Subject line makes it difficult to recognize origin

From: Tom Stambaugh <tms@stambaugh-inc.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 13:04:50 -0500
Message-ID: <00a101c62690$d4f240b0$0200a8c0@TMSMAIN>
To: "Simon J. Hernandez" <simon@w3.org>, "Dave DeCaprio" <daved@broad.mit.edu>
Cc: <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

> Although we realize that there may still be some email clients that do not 
> make it
> straightforward to filter based on any of these headers, we still do not 
> provide a subject
> tagging facility for our lists because we would rather see effort invested 
> in getting mail
> software fixed to do the right thing than provide workarounds that provide 
> no incentive to do
> so, at the expense of users whose mail clients already do the right thing.

The arrogance of this posture, excerpted from Simon's earlier link, is 
staggering. Is it any wonder that other communities find we software 
professionals so difficult to work with? In short, this message says "We 
have it, you don't, and you can go suck eggs." Statements like this 
exemplify an attitude that is already a prime complaint of the life-science 
community about us.

Off topic? Maybe. Sometimes things need to be said.
Received on Tuesday, 31 January 2006 18:05:05 GMT

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