cgf does not want private email about cygwin

Christopher Faylor
Mon Jun 25 11:03:00 GMT 2001

On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 02:58:59AM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Christopher Faylor" <>
>> On Mon, Jun 25, 2001 at 08:50:42AM -0600, C. Porter Bassett wrote:
>> >I am not condoning this, but I can understand at least one reason for
>> >wanting to post to the list.  I myself have been tempted (although I
>> >not done it) to email directly somebody instead of the list because
>of the
>> >rude responses that some people get when they ask a question.
>> For example?  I don't see much rudeness.  In fact, I see the opposite.
>> I actually think that the jump to answer every single question with
>> helpful suggestions has encouraged many posters here to use this list
>> as an alternative to actually thinking about problems.
>> The cygwin mailing list wouldn't have the traffic that it enjoys if
>> people saw was rude responses.  Or, actually, it would but you'd see
>> much more evidence of flame wars here.
>> So, sorry, but this theory does not hold much weight with me.
>> However, if you know that someone prefers that messages be sent to the
>> mailing list and you STILL send personal email, then where does the
>> rudeness lie?
>To achieve the awareness that you prefer not to recieve personal mail,
>you may like to load your "anti-announce" </humour> with common search
>terms (if that's doable).

Heh.  This is a good idea.

So, I should add something like:

setup.exe, sources, not found, cygwin, root, c:\, seems to me, simple,
unable to, syslog, cp, compile, debug, gdb, gcc, case, sensitive, broken,
header, define, next, version, make, patch, small, old, version, binutils,
B20, B20.1, hangs, mount, \r, CR, CRLF, works fine, linux, unix, user32,
kernel32, libuser32, libkernel32, termcap, next release, compile, ANNOUNCEMENT,
available, KDE, _WIN32, signal, signals, killed

to my plea that people send any cygwin-related email to the cygwin mailing
list and that they do not send personal email to email addresses that they
might find in the archives and that people should always send email to
the cygwin mailing list?

That's a good idea.


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