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> You should do this off-line. And not post my private answers back on
>line! So- here is a response on-line-- keep the next off line please.
I'll agree that posting private messages on the list is bad form. But so is
a private discussion of what should or shouldn't be on the lists. That's a
decision for the lists to make - not just one individual.
> List masters- I object to the serious quantity of posts this person
>is making on the same topic. She had posted over 4 receipes plus addendums
>and "oops"-- that is infantile and rude. This is not a cooking list.
>One - two receipes a month I do not mind.
So, let's talk about this -- where were you when pct-l was getting 40 to 50
posts a day (or more) about alcohol stoves? That went on for probably
thousands of posts, and I have somewhat less than zero interest in alcohol
stoves - so should I object? I did what you should have been doing -
Delete, Delete, Delete. Frankly, I think she's at least posting something
that more than a few people find useful whether you do or not. What would
you like to replace it with? A Wingfoot war maybe? I don't care how many
lists you're on or how many times you get each recipe - you can use a filter
or your delete key like the rest of us do when something annoys us. What
makes your sensibilities so much more important than the information that
others on these lists find useful?
>There are more receipes here they any human needs...if we want that many,
>several references are available listing good quality trail receipes.
>In over 5000 miles of hiking including 2 thru hikes I found no need to pick
>receipes off any list. And still need none. She is force->feeding
>us- pun intended :-)
Neither have I, but that doesn't give me (or you) the right to tell others
what to post - or not. Personally, I have a very LARGE problem with those
who try to dictate the content of any of the lists. Getting more posts than
you like on a subject you don't want to read is one of the hazards of being
on the lists. I once lived through a "socks" thread on another list that
ran to 500 posts, all of them saying "Thorlos are great". I didn't like it
- but it wasn't my business to tell the list that they're full of ****, that
Thorlos suck and they should shut up about it. Nor is it your business to
shut down something that others find useful or informative. Object if you
want, that's absolutely your right - but insisting that everyone on the
list agree with you and shut down the thread is unacceptable. If you don't
like it, there are remedies that you can take that don't affect the rest of
the list - use them.
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