From: Don Pearce
Subject: Re: question about newsgroup rules
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 14:34:11 +0000
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On Sat, 14 Dec 2002 14:35:53 -0000, "John Jardine"
>Bob Dickerman wrote in message
>> Is it OK to notify the group about an eBay auction for test and
>> equipment (such as an oscilloscope or LCR meter), or would that be
>> considered SPAM?
>> Robert L. Dickerman
>> Dickerman Electronics
>> 32 Alexander Hill Road
>> Northfield, MA 01360
>Most definitely spam. (even if with the best of intentions).
>If I see the 'FS' somewhere I have to make effort to delete it, as it gets
>in the way of the good stuff I may wish to read.
>Most of the the UK ebay, scopes and LCR meters and other equipments are from
>small time commercial operators. Notice for example how the listings are
>clogged up with PAT testing equipment and rubbish electrical gear.
>Hate to see these particular groups gummed up the same way many others are.
>If I want to buy a particular kit, I'll look at what (say) ebay is offering.
>It's really a question of maintaining standards and a purity of purpose
>within a culture awash with crass, basal commercialism.
Interesting. When I read a newsgroup listing, I see many threads which
I decide I don't want to read, but they don't get in the way of any of
the other threads, nor do I need to delete them. I strongly suspect
you need to get yourself a better newsreader.
As for purity of purpose whose purpose, precisely, would that be? Not
yours by any chance...