The practice of allowing recruiters and others to post to the list is something that has been permitted for a number of years and I see no reason to stop it. That is so long as the people posting the messages make them short, sweet, and non-intrusive. I like the idea that most of the posters of this type of message seem to use similar wording in the subject which makes it easy for most e-mail programs rule engines to handle them as the receiver desires. I see no reason for the list to change this policy especially since the amount of postings has remained small (as in less than 1 a week). I do know of at least a couple of list members who have benefited from these postings so I guess we could call them a "public service" or a "membership benefit". The list has also for years promoted the judicious use of the "delete " button for all postings that an individual finds unacceptable and that is a policy I fully support and practice. Consequently I find no fault in Mark's posting and no reason to flame him for it. ______________________________________________________________ Dick Goulet / Capgemini North America P&C / East Business Unit Senior Oracle DBA / Hosting Office: 508.573.1978 / Mobile: 508.742.5795 / www.capgemini.com Fax: 508.229.2019 / Email: richard.goulet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 45 Bartlett St. / Marlborough, MA 01752 Together: the Collaborative Business Experience ______________________________________________________________ ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mark Murphy Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 2:47 PM To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: DWC Employment Inquiry Sorry, this was a mistake. The email was not meant to be sent to the list. Mark Murphy From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Frank Pettinato Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 12:35 PM To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Fw: DWC Employment Inquiry Does this guy have permission or can the admin please stop this? Thanks, Frank ----- Forwarded Message ---- From: "mmurphy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <mmurphy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 8:44:58 AM Subject: DWC Employment Inquiry Data Warehouse Consultants<http://www.dwconsultants.com/www/images/DWC_Tri_Gray_W200.jp g> Oracle Professional, Data Warehouse Consultants is currently recruiting for the following positions. If you have an interest in learning more, please visit our Career web page at www.dwconsultants.com/www/CurrentJobs.aspx. If you are not currently seeking employment, I apologize for any inconvenience. Thanks. Software Engineer (Video Conferencing Equipment) Test Engineer Software Engineer (Video Game) .Net Software Developer Data Architect Java Architect Senior Java Developer Sr Business Architect/Solutions Designer SQL Database Admi nistrator Applications Developer Senior Software Developer (Linux) SAP Data Warehouse Specialist (Contract) EMC SMARTS Systems Administrator Mark Murphy Data Warehouse Consultants mmurphy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 412-324-1524 -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l This message contains information that may be privileged or confidential and is the property of the Capgemini Group. It is intended only for the person to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are not authorized to read, print, retain, copy, disseminate, distribute, or use this message or any part thereof. If you receive this message in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete all copies of this message.