Re: DSSSList policy question

Subject: Re: DSSSList policy question
From: Vivek Agrawala <vivek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 02 May 1997 10:00:33 -0400
David Megginson wrote:

> I live in the country (Canada) with the cheapest over-the-phone
> Internet access in the world, according the THE ECONOMIST (they
> include the cost of the local phone call).  As a result, perhaps I
> place too little value on my online time; in any case, I have no
> objection to goods-and-service announcements (or job postings) that
> meet the following criteria:
> 1) they have strong relevance to DSSSL;
> 2) they are technical and factual in nature;
> 3) they are short; and
> 4) they are not repeated for the same release/conference/course/position.
> I would not like to see anonymous job announcements or job
> announcements from head-hunting firms.

Paul Prescod wrote:

> I would urge a rule I heard about in another list: advertisments may be
> four lines long and may be only posted once. This will filter out
> mindless headhunters and spams, but not thougtful: "I've got a new
> book", "We've got a new product", "We've got a job opening" postings.

I agree with Paul & David's points.

However, is there a good way to enforce Paul's suggestion?

If not, I'd prefer to restrict the mailing list to technical
questions, answers & information.

-- Vivek Agrawala, Ph.D.
Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.	email: vivek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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