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HTML/XHTML or Morals and Viruses

From: Vix <vixcc@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 17:07:03 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20020212010703.17350.qmail@web21107.mail.yahoo.com>
To: html-w3c <www-html@w3.org>
Eric, Ed, Jonas,

These are names I will remember for a long time now because they filled my mailbox with 64 e-mails
in 24 hours :)

I can't imagine how an HTML/XHTML list became a chatting list with /kick /ban and /kick +b
commands floating around ;)

Yet, I have one small point to make.

Please people, let us care ONLY about HTML and XHTML and forget about viruses, moral discussions,
chatting, etc. ONLY on this list. There are many other discussion forums, programs, and news
servers dedicated especially for these kind of talks.

Yet, I would like to share with you a small event which happened with me around one year ago.

When I first registered my email address, I started receiving something like one Spam email every
week.

I thought, hey, I should unsubscribe from that Spamming list.
When I did, I started getting another SPAM email along with the one I tried to unsubscribe from.

Every time I tried to unsubscribe from one, I found myself registered in another.

Finally, when I got tired, I decided to simply ignore such emails.
Surprisingly, the number started going down :)

The moral of the story is: if someone says something in the wrong place or wrong time and you
would like him to stop, simply ignore him. He will say it again, again, and again until he,
eventually, gets tired and stops.

Please let us try to follow that rule on this list.

Believe me... I am an expert in this through trials (not theory ;)

Also please note that you can start practicing this by not replying to this e-mail!!! 
I won't take it personal ;)

Yet, if you feel you wanted to say something about it and just couldn't hold it, please use my
e-mail address alone: vixcc@yahoo.com and exclude the www-html list from it.

Have a nice day and/or evening.

Best regards,

Vix!



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