[GeoStL] Subject lines & message contents

  • From: "Dave" <deltabravoromeo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 04:26:20 -0600

Evidently, I have commented on something that is a long-standing and recurring 
item of contention within the newsgroup without being aware of it.  Human 
nature being what it, I should have seen it coming.  

While it is a waste of time to open messages with mismatched subject lines and 
only takes a second or two to realize what has happened, that time is still 
spent sometimes learning little bits of information that I otherwise would not 
have gotten and I consider it time spent returning a marginal but still 
profitable result.  

Perhaps I am old-school in this, but the time I truly lament being wasted is 
the time by the sender not being willing to expend a minimum of courtesy and 
thoughtfulness for his/her readers before sending out such messages.

And Steven, believe me, a quick observation about this topic is not even close 
to what you term a complaint -- it takes much more than this to get me going... 

Have a good day, everyone.

Dave Rawls

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stephen Martin" <faery_generic@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 10:20 AM
Subject: [GeoStL] NGR or is it... You decide!

> -
> --- Dave <deltabravoromeo@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I agree: life is too short -- especially to waste
> > time on messages that don't match the subject
> > line...
> Apparently it is not too short to complain about
> something that will never change. In all my email list
> there are those who don't pay that much attention to
> the subject line and there are those who do with a
> with a passion.
> Every once in a while, someone will ask someone else
> to start using the subject line the way they use it.
> This causes me to be more aware for a second and I
> start to notice how folks use the subject line.
> Nothing ever changes for very long. People do things
> differently and aren't often changed by outside
> efforts.
> I scan the first lines of the body of an email to
> decide wether or not to read before deleting.
> Stephen
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