[200q20v] a modest proposal for signatures
pjrose at frontiernet.net
Sat Jul 21 12:36:02 EDT 2001
Very occasionally, a posting to this list includes neither a
signature nor any other identification (except email address.) That's
probably just an oversight in most cases, but I hope we can agree
that it's a practice that should not be encouraged.
Related to this, I'd like to encourage everyone to consider not
merely a "sig", but a reasonably _informative_ one. By "informative"
I don't intend that we share info about soc.-sec. account number,
blood type or annual income. I don't even care if you want to keep
confidential the mileage on your Audis. However, I'd like to see all
signatures contain a full name (first _and_ last, please) as well as
the city/state of residence. I think that an indication of our
locations--info that's typically absent--not only encourages a spirit
of community, but also is very useful in reference to FS items, local
sources of parts/service, and weather-related aspects of our Audis'
care and operation.
Of course I'm not suggesting anything be mandatory--some might have
good reason to remain as anonymous as possible (e.g., government
witness-protection program, evasion of alimony
payments, etc.) In those cases, perhaps just the continent of
residence would be a nice touch :-)
Phil Rose mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net
Rochester, NY Home and Birthplace of the Torsen Differential
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