On Mon, 10 Mar 1997 07:22:00 -0600, you wrote:
>At 08:11 PM 3/8/97 -0800, Kynn wrote:
>>Hello, Alan's brain, is this thing on? Not all "advertisements"
>>are spam, and it would be perfectly legitimate for someone to
>>run a mailing list equivalent of the various *.forsale.*
>>Usenet groups, as long as everyone on the list _wanted_ to be
> Pejorative aside, spam is any unwanted, unsolicited advertisement,
> and largely in the eye of the be-getter. I especially do not want
> ads on my mailing lists. If you allow them on yours, so be it.
That is the policy of your list. There may be lists that do allow those kinds
of messages as a matter of course. At least he was nice enough to post a
message asking if there were any such lists instead of just picking one and
posting to it. before posting an ad, he wanted to make sure that it was not
unwelcome - in other words he wanted to make sure he didn't spam.
i think that kind of action should be encouraged, not flamed as you did.