[texhax] Distress call

Alan T Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Thu May 6 03:36:21 CEST 2010

Oh Reinhard I am sorry but those who have said so already are correct.

To say "I'm wondering whether a mail with such a braindead subject  
line..." in anyone's language cannot be interpreted in any other way.  
It is arrogant and rude.

It is not that others misunderstood you, it is that you constructed it  
to be that way.

And as Paul said. That is all that needs to be said on the subject.  
The OPs distress may still exist.


On 6/05/2010, at 1:18 PM, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> On 6 May 2010 PR Stanley wrote:
>> for heaven's sake! can we have a tiny bit of civility on this list.
> You obviously misunderstood me.  I didn't complain.  I just said such
> a subject line is quite unfortunate.  I must admit that the last
> sentence sounds quite polemic.  But I don't rely on spam filters and
> delete junk mails manually instead.  I don't read unwanted mails
> before I delete them.  I never read mails with "URGENT", "Viagra",
> "Distress call", ... in the subject field.  I delete them immediately.
> I actually read Friedrich's mail accidentally.
>>> Do you really believe that the phrase "Distress call" in the subject
>>> line of your mail is useful at all?  I'm wondering whether a mail
>>> with such a braindead subject line is able to pass any spam filter.
>>> You could as well put "Viagra" into the subject line.

Alan T Litchfield
PO Box 141, Auckland, 1140
New Zealand

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