Paul Stamsen wrote: > At 15:58 -0800, 2/13/03, (Grin With Me) observed: > > >> It seems bizarre to me that the creator of these lists >> is incapable of seeing their function. The lists are > > > The writer of the above has been banned.
Why? For venturing an opinion? In the first paragraph, IMHO, a quite valid opinion. I've been subscribed to a few of these lists for a number of years, and it seems that some remain a community while others become... I don't know exactly what the word is. Looking at how the posts sort into my folders seems to tell the tale. On any given day, 50-100 into the G3 and PCI folders, typically 5-15 into the Toaster and Quad folders. About the same volume as the MAX list. Perhaps the new visitors wish to be helped, not told to go scroll four screens full of instructions that may or may not apply to their personal situation. Might be that they're just trying to see what kind of folks hang out here. In my observation, a whole lot less friendly folks than hang out some other places. "Read the FAQ", "It's in the FAQ", and similar replies are like calling Tech Support and being told, "RTFM". It probably *is* in the FM, but I can't find it. I pay $10/mo more than I should for ISP access just because I can pick up the phone at three ayem and talk to a human being. I usually tell *them* what the problem is, but the ability to speak w/ a human is worth the price. Community. Jim "Are we kinder and gentler yet?" -- Quadlist is sponsored by <http://lowendmac.com/> and... Small Dog Electronics http://www.smalldog.com | Enter To Win A | -- Canon PowerShot Digital Cameras start at $299 | Free iBook! | Support Low End Mac <http://lowendmac.com/lists/support.html> Quadlist info: <http://lowendmac.com/lists/quadlist.shtml> The FAQ: <http://macfaq.org/> --> AOL users, remove "mailto:" Send list messages to: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To unsubscribe, email: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> For digest mode, email: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subscription questions: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Archive: <http://www.mail-archive.com/quadlist%40mail.maclaunch.com/> Using a Mac? Free email & more at Applelinks! http://www.applelinks.com