Hi All, yes it is frustrating to get your modes of communication muddled and
to end up with someone else's shopping list or invitation to coffee on a
posting that you thought had a very different function. As someone who gets
lots of emails from students and colleagues each day I find that I do make
mistakes .I press the wrong button and everyone on the list serv gets an
agenda for a non relevant meeting or a reminder about the next Technology
The principle it seems to me is that we keep our personal and our
professional just a little more separated than they are at the moment. This
means that we take that split second before we press the 'send' button to
check veracity,interest and usefulness of the message we are going to post
to a list. Generally i try and do this.Sometimes i forget. The speed of the
medium is one of its greatest disadvantages;reflection time is often very
My other strategy when i get intrusive, unwanted or inappropriately sent
content is simply to email the sender and let them know that this morning i
didn't want and probably won't want tomorrow morning either their email.
This is a polite but firm message;saves me feeling put upon;gives a clear
directive to the sender and keeps the relationship straight. It generally
I didn't grow up to spend my life being frustrated with machines or their
capacities and some of the fundamentals of human communication apply in
cyber space as well and i use them. it takes a little initial time to send
the message but it saves a lot of angst later on.
I value this list and the extent to which it keeps me in touch from Wagga
Wagga NSW Australia.Don't get too disgruntled i don't want to lose my access
to the debates.
Lecturer in Vocational Education and Training CSU
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"We imagine that we will be able to be nice to others without it ever being
>From: David Griffin <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: Personal mail has no place on this mailing list.
>Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 2:58 PM
>May I say one logical idea for this problem is for people to press the
>'reply all' option and then remove the JISCmail address. The response then
>goes to the sender and not the whole list.
>Obvious yes, but not obvious enough it seems.
>Just my 2cents.
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>I have just checked and I have found I have never submitted a message to
>this discussion board, ever, so I take it you simply broadcast your message
>to all those who subscribed to keep abreast of the new developments you
>Perhaps you could remove me from your mailing list as I do not like
>receiving distasteful mail like this and it interrupts me in exactly the
>same way as you have been inconvenienced.
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