[CentOS] Re: OT: anything in CentOS 5.2 that uses opendns.com when browsing web?

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Sun Jul 13 20:04:25 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-07-13 at 21:41 +0200, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> William L. Maltby wrote:
> > It wasn't a bad thing to do. IMO the bad thing to do was for someone to
> > "rebuke" you in such a "short" manner when you had made the list aware
> > of your "noobiness". 
> Had I seen your attachement first (which somehow got around me), you
> would have gotten "the notice". That has nothing to do with "noobiness"
> or not, just with common sense: One does not send large mails/files to
> thousands of users. At least not via public mailing lists.

"Common sense" is almost always derived from the experience of those who
have it. Some things a plumber would consider common sense would be
beyond the ken of you and me, I imagine.

Same here in the virtual world. In fact, probably worse. A plumber has a
relatively smaller knowledge base to digest. And a relatively smaller
selection of sources for that knowledge.

So I take the approach that unless someone is an obvious repeat
offender, or just doesn't care, I cut them some slack and approach them
as I would like to be approached if I was new to the venue.

But that's just me. I don't expect others to adhere to my standards.

> And yes, I was astonished that the list even allowed mails that large.

<*chuckle*> "That large"? I'd *almost* bet I'd seen regular posts in
some of our longer threads (mostly careening OT severely) that were
larger just because folks are too damn lazy to snip.

Q: since you have seen me on here for a long time and know that I am
generally observant of the courtesies, would you have "shouted" at me in
the same way?

Your answer should provide insight to future hapless victims of your
wrath. :-)

> Ralph
> <snip sig stuff>


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