<<None of you have been subscribed to Direct-mkt list. The SANET-MG address
was subscribed to the Direct-mkt list. Your e-mail addresses have not
been sold to anyone. All that has to be done is that the Direct-mkt list
owner has to take the sanet-mg address of it's list of recipients. I think that
that is going on right now. In the mean time, PLEASE STOP SENDING MAIL TO SANET
OR DIRECT-MKT ABOUT THIS PROBLEM, because it's just making the problem that much
worse. Please continue your informative discussions about agriculture (which is
why I subscribe to the list), and leave the computer problems to those
Hey, hey, hey. Don't you think that's a bit of a stern tone to take when people
are just asking what's going on, and we have no official word from those
"responsible" either as to the cause of the problem or what they're going to do
about it, if anything.
Perhaps there's been a bit more traffic than necessary about this issue, and
perhaps more should've been directed at "those in charge" and less with each
other. But I very much value free-flowing conversation, even if it's imperfect,
and it's one of the things I like about the Internet. And I'm glad people are
willing to talk about their concerns with each other and those responsible -
democracy and all that. Better than just acting like obedient slaves, eh?
I agree that we should now wait for those "people in authority" to let us know
what the situation is and if they're going to remedy it, now that I believe that
they've been informed. And I think people should be judicious about what they
send to everyone on the list. (And, importantly, I hope those "in authority"
realize the inappropriateness of sending one mailing list to another without
permission, whatever the mechanics are (just send an informative note to the
other list instead, offering the option).)
But I also don't want us to go to the other extreme, where people feel afraid to
talk because someone's going to shoot them down as being inappropriate by some
invisible standards. Let's give people a little room, and make our requests
gently, don't you think?
Here's hoping for plenty of free-flowing conversation, even if it's imperfect.