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Re: Spam sent via spambots?
From: Nick FitzGerald <nick () virus-l demon co uk>
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2004 13:37:03 +1300
n3td3v to me:
In another thread Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
Well why didn't you reply to the comment on the thread topic it was
post on, instead of splitting it into two, to further clog up the list
with a similar thread.
You must be a troll...
First, you don't know what "419 scam" spam is, and now you ask a
banally moronic question about list ettiquette...
Anyway, in case you genuinely want to know (in which case I'm surprised
your mommy helped you get subscribed to the list) I started a new
thread because my question is actually about something quite unrelated
to the original thread topic, _AND_ "your" thread was so stupid that
most of those whose input I'd like in answer to my questions are likely
to have stopped reading "your" thread.
Before you make a chronically inane response to this message, think a
little about who will see it, how much Email bandwidth will be wasted
transmitting it to the whole list and what, on-balance the benefit of
your comment will be. (Here's a tip to help you out -- had you Emailed
me directly and asked why I forked a new thread, rather than sent your
question to the whole list, it would have been obvious you were not a
moron, but simply someone new to such lists and interested in how
things work. In that case I'd have given you a much nicer reply...)
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