|FROM ||Rick Moen
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] And another thing
|Going back at least as far back as 2009, probably longer, I find you
have been doing a quite rude thing, and I'd like to ask you to stop
You send people personal mails that you CC to (among other recipients)
hangout-at-nylxs.com, which is fairly obviously a mailing list. You are
thus inviting replies to all of the parties CC'd. Very likely -- speaking
at least for myself -- the people who receive those mails spend extra
effort and care drafting their replies, knowing that they are speaking
to a mailing list. *I* certainly did, on numerous occasions when you've
sent me such mail.
A retroactive check of the mailing list archives, however, finds that
_none_ of those replies ever went out to Hangout. Zero. Bupkes. Nada.
Rien du tout. Majordomo dropped them on the floor. My extra effort to
speak well and be eloquent was pretty much wasted.
Basically, you're breaking an implied promise of care, every single time
you do that.
Here is the initial bit of one of my recent replies, which Majordomo
(like all the rest) discarded and did NOT send out to Hangout on grounds
of my (then) not being a subscriber and you taking no measures to
compensate for the problem:
From: Rick Moen
To: Ruben Safir
Cc: rms-at-gnu.org, Hangout ,
Michael L Richardson
Subject: Re: GNU education
Organization: If you lived here, you'd be $HOME already.
Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com):
> Actually, if you do have time. If not, I will try to get another set
> of eyes from our locals...
Sent to you on January 10th, but here it is again. Enjoy!
On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 9:16 AM, Ruben Safir wrote:
> let er rip and I'll post credit.
Even though you addressed the above to Richard, I was guessing you
wanted copyediting, and I happen to be qualified. I hope you can use
the resulting work, which I am sending back below.
Some badly worded passages remain that would require help from you,
the author, to fix, as I am unclear on your intended meaning. (To
pick two examples, 'has spurred communities' doesn't mean anything,
and it's unclear what you meant, and I have no idea what the reference
to 'BLINK' refers to.) Truncated URLs were already truncated as
received here, so I could not fix those. All of the many
spelling/typing errors have been fixed. About those: Ruben? For
heaven's sake, please start using a spelling checker, as one would
have caught almost all of your typos. I can strongly recommend GNU
aspell, for example.
It's Just Not That Easy
Jan 4, 2015
The New Dot-Com Boom:
[snip rest of your essay that I copyedited for you]