Right on Steven! I am mostly an observer of this list, considering myself a novice and non-professional. I love following the different subjects you cover. Why don't we forget these minor inconveniences and get on with business. After all, this was not a Spam deluge...far, far from it. This list is not my "domain" to use exclusively for my pleasure, nor is it anyone else's. If you can't accept an apology, it shows that you are too undeveloped to play on this playground, anyway. If people are going to be removed from this list for such a minor mistake, then please remove me, too. Michael Armour Steven C. Barr wrote: >----- Original Message ----- >From: <[log in to unmask]> > > >>In a message dated 4/30/2004 10:02:52 AM Eastern Standard Time, >>[log in to unmask] writes: >> >> >>>However, it seems a few people were >>>quite angry about it. Once again, my apology and if I need to be taken >>>off the list I can accept that. >>>If anyone wants information about the research fellowship contact me >>>personally I will not send it to the list. >>>*************** >>> >>> >>How about a proposal for a research fellowship to study why people who >> >> >seldom > > >>post to a list feel compelled to post complaints about posts that wouldn't >>even be noticed if they were simply ignored. >>This post proves that I know the feeling, but I don't really understand >> >> >it. >In fact...easily answered! >1) Because SPAM and viral messages are so common these days, some folks feel >obligated to defend the e-mail lists they subscribe to against anything that >remotely smacks of either! > >2) There are always those who believe that e-mail, and e-mail lists, were >specifically invented by the powers that be exclusively for their own >personal benefit...and, thus, the use of digital bandwidth for anything >that does not directly concern or involve them is a total waste of >resources. >Note that a similar attitude regarding expressways and freeways can be >observed quite often! > >3) No research, AFAIK, has been done about the inherent qualities of e-mail >that all too often turns its users into fundamental orifices... >...stevenc > > > -- I live in my own little world, but it's OK, they know me here.