Duarte Cordeiro Duarte.Cordeiro at
Mon Jan 12 06:37:34 PST 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: lfs-support-bounces at 
> [mailto:lfs-support-bounces at] On Behalf 
> Of Edward Pinski
> Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 2:10 PM
> To: lfs-support at
> Subject: Re: analyses
> So how does this stop people from spamming the list?  The 
> argument at hand is about that people are spamming the list, 
> not spamming the people on the list.  As for what to do about 
> it, sub-only lists is not the way to go. It would alienate a 
> lot of people.  Nor would user protected nntp, I mean 
> seriously, why would you want to get help with a problem, and 
> have to go jump through 8 hoops to get help? 

Because they're asked to. Is that so terrible ? 
Your sentence says it all: "you want to get help with a problem"; 
YOU need help, and there's somebody out there, that will spend his time
helping you, can't you just help him a little in return ? Is that much to
ask for ? 
A sentence comes to my mind:
"Hi hello, if you have a problem executing a step described in this
completly *free* book where a lot of persons spent *days* or even *months*
working (just to help YOU), please spend *ten seconds* of your time
subscribing to the list, so that we can spend *more of our time* helping you
without getting payed for nothing. Also, it allows *all of us* to stop
receiving spam in our lists."

You are contributting to the world. If a user has the guts to tell you that
you're asking too much, he/she doesn't understands the "sharing model" you
work upon.

Another 2cents from me,

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