At 3:06 PM -0400 5/20/01, Roger B.A. Klorese is rumored to have typed:
> But some lists are "dedicated to some movie actress" and some lists are
> clubs where fans of some movie actress can hang out and chat about
> anything, frequently but not topic-restricted to that actress.
(*sigh*) You're really reaching to unsuccessfully argue the point. Look,
if the subscribers of a list can "hang out and chat" about anything that
comes into their pointy little heads, and they are aware of that complete
chaos when they subscribe, then anything and everything is on-topic for that
list by the definition above, including viral warnings AND hoaxes - QED. As
such, it doesn't affect AT ALL what I said (which specifically went to
whether the posts were defined as on-topic), and if anything simply proves my
point that the only criteria a listmaster need use in determining whether
virus warnings are permitted on his or her list is whether they are on-topic
for the specific list based on the list charter (or, considering the painful
lack of charters around today, the stated topic of the list that the
subscriber was made aware of at the time of subscription).
If you have no structure, then nothing's off-topic. If you do, then some
things are - in your words, "Get used to it." A listmaster simply figures
where virus warnings fit into that criteria...simple as that.