Re: last chance to fully receive Ralf Vandebergh's high-res sat images

From: Markus Mehring (m.m@gmx.net)
Date: Wed May 25 2011 - 21:05:39 UTC

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    On Wed, 25 May 2011 13:04:26 -0700, you ("Paul Grace"
    <paulgrace@lookoutranch.com>) wrote:
    
    >However, new rules have been implemented, they are no longer suggestions for
    >discussion.
    
    And amazingly few people even bothered to discuss them to begin with, so
    it seems to me not all that many had a problem with the proposal. Anyone
    who couldn't agree with it was welcome to object or otherwise offer
    constructive criticism. Coincidently, unless I missed something, it
    seems that Ralf in particular didn't join the public discourse at all.
    
    >As for mailboxes filling up with 'noise', a rule such as "image posts must
    >contain [image] in the subject" would permit trivial machine filtering, so
    >that's not a factor.
    
    That is a factor because it would impose the bulk of the issue on all of
    the recipients on the list, changing long-standing habits, and you can't
    do that. We've had that particular discussion before. This is exactly
    what I meant by "you can't please all the people all the time" - you'd
    be alienating numbers of list subscribers by suddenly imposing a
    requirement on them to start filtering their incoming mail in a certain
    way. The solution is to impose a requirement on senders instead.
    
    And just to be clear, this isn't and has never been about posts with
    embedded or attached images, which don't fly on this list anyway. The
    "noise" issue has always been a matter of keeping off-topic posts and
    fruitless or repetitive debates down so that the volume and number of
    e-mails don't explode. And fruitless and repetitive debates regarding
    the interpretation of images was beginning to become an issue here.
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