2006/12/23, Tom P. email@example.com:
Nothing personal Tom, it just happened that yours is the last message
I’ve received from this thread.
Just look at you guys. Talking and talking. It’s the 74th message I
receive from this thread.
And it happens all the time.
I used to read this list. Well, I still do, but less frequently,
because of these long and most of the time unproductive chats.
I used to come here frequently to learn, and was willing to help too.
But there are too many “e-mail chats” I’m not interested on, mixed
with relevant and very insightful ones.
Nowadays I pick some messages here and there to read, looking for gems
in this large pool of irrelevant stuff. Attending ruby-talk is not
pleasant any more.
I agree with being nice, but we can send someone to read the fine
manual in a nice way too, instead of doing his/her homework everytime.
It would help also avoiding messages that most of the time are useless
like “+1” or “:)”, you get the idea.
Or probably I’m misunderstanding the purpose of ruby-TALK. Maybe
ruby-TALK is a kind of offline IRC, or a social network like MSN
In that case, I apologize, and kindly ask for a real mailing list.