Re: offline courtesy among list members

Subject: Re: offline courtesy among list members
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 09:13:31 -0500

Matthew Horn wrote:
> Actually, I disagree with your need for a "thanks" and it boils down to
> economy of time. Rules of politesse have changed, IMHO. If someone emails me
> just to say "thanks" I look poorly on that because:
> 1) every email must be examined by me for potential viruses -- and I look
> particularly hard at email addy's I don't immediately recognize
> 2) every email must be processed by my company's servers
> 3) the email might interrupt me while I am working
> 4) the email might have large attached v-cards or signature files that use
> additional bandwidth

Although I'm sure you did not intend this meaning, your comment could be
interpreted to say: "I needed help. Although you were not too busy to
help me, I am a very busy person and my time is lore valuable than

If I take the time to help someone, it is a simple courtesy to let me
know if my solution was helpful and/or appreciated. This will also help

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