On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 10:18:02 -0000, Charles Matthews
Equally, there isn't any consensus against
this. I received his
message; I didn't mind at all.
I had a personalised version, a little while ago. It wasn't expressed in a
way that made it clear what I would be signing up for; so I haven't done
anything about it.
Frankly, unless this sort of thing becomes a
regular occurrence, I
don't see any need for action at all.
How annoying would it be to find that 'you have messages' was some sort of
bulk mail: "vote for me", "X has vandalised this ...", "all good
must now come to the aid of the party", and so on?
It would be annoying. And undermine the sense of community. Spam me not.
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I think already it doesn't set a precedent, in that the issue has
received due scrutiny. If anyone else tries the same again they will
find themselves also being stopped/scrutinised.
I don't have a problem with this specific issue though, while I do
understand the reservations of some about any mass messaging. And to
be honest, while I don't think it will succeed, the mass messaging is
about the only way to get enough feedback on this issue.
I say let this one pass, but subject any further mass messaging to a
similar rigorous examination.
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