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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.) 

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club
 (Anyone got a use for a 19mm Allen driver?)