Re: Quest For The Gold Of Timbuktu

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Fri Oct 30 2009 - 17:51:31 CST

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    On 10/30/2009 9:13 AM, William_J_G Overington wrote:
    > So, when I managed to find that the programme is due on television here tomorrow at 6 pm I posted it in the mailing list, hoping that some people might find pleasure in watching the programme as a result of my post when otherwise they might not have known that it was on.
    > I realized that many readers of this list are outside the United Kingdom, yet it never crossed my mind that anyone would object to my post.
    Nobody objects to a quick pointer to programming that's might be
    interesting to members of the list. Instead of a blow by blow
    description of what links you followed, you could have started your
    message with the salient information:

    "List members in the UK might be interested in the following programme...."

    followed by time and place and a much edited summary of the topic, or
    simply a link for more information.

    What people do object to, rightly in my view, is rambling posts that
    leave it to the reader to wade through pages of ill-conceived or poorly
    formatted verbiage in the hope of possibly extracting some small nuggets
    of useful information.

    That's all I have to say on this issue.


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