Is it off-topic?

Subject: Is it off-topic?
From: geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1996 10:26:45 -0500

Although I enjoy the lengthy diatribes against MS Word
(they remind me why I don't use it), they really are off
topic. Here's a good touchstone: Is the problem something
you'd need to solve whether you use Frame, Interleaf,
WordPerfect, Word or AmiPro? Great... it's techwr-l
material. Do you need to know what tools exist? Great...
techwr-l again. Is the problem something that requires
advice on one specific piece of software? Sorry, take it

How about starting the "welcome to the list" message all
newcomers receive with a simple statement: "This list is
not intended to solve problems with specific software. If
you have questions related to the following products, send
them to the following addresses:
MS Word: list name and subscription instructions

--Geoff Hart @8^{)} geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Disclaimer: Speaking for myself, not FERIC.

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