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Re: No Good deed ... was Re:List abuse? (was...Completely Free)
A gentle post (offering a free CD) deserves a gentle response
(suggesting that the poster would have been better to ask users to
direct their responses off-list).
An un-gentle post (calling the person who offered the CD abusive)
deserves a less gentle response.
At 12:23 PM -0800 11/21/03, Nic Roozeboom wrote:
>Emile Tobenfeld wrote:
>>and what would have been wrong with a gentle email suggesting this
>>instead of throwing terms like list abuse around?
>Please explain how your posting is better. Is it gentler, and does
>it avoid throwing terms like 'bureaucrat' around?
>>This sounds like another case of "No good deed goes unpunished.",
>>which is an attitude I prefer to associate with bureaucrats than
>>with experimental musicians.
>Perhaps your analysis is flawed:
>(quoted from the original posting):
>1. "I'm giving ten copies away free ...
>2. "... to the next ten people that email the list and write, "send
>me Zen Engine!" Please do not email my personal address, just the
>Looper's Delight list."
>No-one had any concerns with the first (the 'good deed'). The
>objections were aimed at the second, and rightfully so. Do you have
>any suggestions for a non-offensive, politically correct synonym for
>In this light, would you care to reformulate your previous posting,
>this time avoiding careless public insults?
>Oh.. I can't speak for Rick, but I think I might prefer your reply
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