RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question - OoO

Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question - OoO
From: "Doug Grossman" <Doug -dot- Grossman -at- sas -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 14:05:46 -0500

I respectfully submit that it may be time to take this off-list after this, if you want to. Judging from the response, I don't think a lot of others are interested in this mini-fray.

Look, I consider myself to be a computer professional. I work for a software firm, I use many different pieces of software all day long, and definitely know more than the average man on the street. All I'm saying is that I don't consider any or all of these things to be pre-requisites for being on this list, and that I don't believe that everybody on this list falls into these categories. (Further, I don't consider folks that don't fall into these categories to be in any way dumb.) For example, I know that there are people out there who document instruction manuals for farm machinery, and they may do so in very (or at least relatively) rudimentary ways. They may have a need and/or desire to be on this list, but may not have any other specific reason for using OOTO responses.

I never disagreed that people on these lists should use auto-responses; I only disagreed that it is a valid assumption that everyone on this list would have any reason (other than the fact that they are on this list) to know how to do so.

-----Original Message-----
From: Wade Courtney [mailto:wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com]
Subject: Re: New TECHWR-L Poll Question - OoO

Then why would they be on *this* list in the first place and if they are not, then why are we having this discussion. We are talking about configuring email lists so as not to annoy the other 2000 subscribers with "I'll be out of the office getting hammered on tequila" messages. As far as I know we're talking about people who write technical documentation and whatnot.



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