[FoRK] Re: FoRK Digest, Vol 43, Issue 23
Ian Andrew Bell
<hello at ianbell.com> on
Fri May 25 09:09:45 PDT 2007
Ah, but it was not too long ago that Raina Kishor wanted more, More,
MORE of what we're good for -- issuing the delicate plea:
"can't you send me pictures?" ... just this past Christmas!
Please tell us, Raina Kishor, what you would use us for!
On 25-May-07, at 8:21 AM, Lucas Gonze wrote:
> On 5/25/07, Joe Barrera <joe-fork at barrera.org> wrote:
>> Raina Kishor wrote:
>> > stop sending me ur messages.
>> FoRK mailing list
> Raina, what are you thinking? This is not a rhetorical question. You
> signed up for these messages, so how come you're so confused?
> First off, you obviously didn't know what a mailing list was when you
> signed up, and you did it anyway. That wasn't a good idea, was it?
> Second, you weren't able to figure out what was going on from context
> once the list messages started flowing your way. It's really not that
> hard. Down at the bottom of every single one of those messages that
> were tormenting you was the tagline:
> FoRK mailing list
> If you were a more literate person, not to say literary, you would
> have gotten some kind of clue from the text saying "mailing list".
> And if you were a more technical person you would have gone to the URL
> in that tagline and figured out what was going on from the text. (A
> "url" is one of those thingies that starts "http://" (that's like one
> of those thingies that starts "www." (Right, it's "a code"))).
> So many missed opportunities to get a clue! And then at the end of
> this all, your plea out into the ether! Somebody has to help me! Mom?
> Dad? Grandpa? Anybody? Hey you over there, Stranger By The Bus
> Stop, make the pain go away! Hm, that didn't work. I'll try again:
> Hey you over there, stranger who has no idea that I even exist, MAKE
> THE PAIN GO AWAY!!! Still no luck. You stroke your chin. Maybe you
> are in a dream.
> "stop sending me ur messages." -- poignant in its blazing dumbness.
> Which "u" did you want to do it? Me? Tom? RK? Friends of? Is that
> singular or plural? Is it addressed to people who have actually
> posted to the list during the time that you have been vexed by it, or
> is it also for the lurkers who receive your mail without ever having
> sent you a message? What should people do who haven't sent you
> messages yet?
> Now you see what my question meant, I hope: what exactly the hell were
> you thinking, Raina?
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