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In message <19970723164120.AAA19350@preinstalledcom> "Ricardo David" writes:
> I have recently seen some rumblings on the list ...
My rumblings were triggered not by the webzine, but by the EuroCarFinder
association. Early promotion of _that_, especially on alt.autos.audi, was
pretty damned irritating. I seem to remember that it got a few acerbic
responses, too. However great _your_ enthusiasm might be, I get so much spam,
velveeta and UCE that I'm perhaps oversensitized to _anything_ that looks like
The form of the announcement on the quattro list: "Hey! Look what I've
found!" is also typical of self-promoting posts - usually from the porn
industry - that flood the newsgroups at present. Had it been an enthusiastic
post from a better-known member of the list I would not have been so sensitive.
Anyway, thank you for your courteous explanation.
(I have, for instance, given quite serious thought to auto-deleting any inbound
items containing a "!". I've found this is an almost infallible indicator of
junk. And "!!" _IS_ infallible.)
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club
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