[conspire] I get mail
ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Wed Oct 8 15:00:01 PDT 2008
On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 02:09:20PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben at mrbrklyn.com):
> > Obviously you know you can automate this response message with procmail.
> I might not have been clear on this: I _did_ automate responses using
> an autoresponder I cobbled together as a procmail recipe. The essay's
> mailto: link for me has, for some years now, gone to that autoresponder,
> rather than directly to me.
> This is one of those "special" people who read the autoresponder text...
> :r /usr/share/procmail-lib/response-auto.txt
> Thanks for your mail about "How to Ask Questions the Smart Way".
> As a reminder, that essay suggests (generic) ways to ensure
> you're asking technical questions in the right way, in the right place.
> People write back for one of two _very_ different reasons:
> o Good reason: Sending feedback/suggestions to help improve the essay.
> o VERY BAD reason: Asking essay co-author Rick Moen for technical help.
> Guess what? 99% of such mails are for the VERY BAD type of reason.
> If you're about to do that, STOP. Do something else. Anything.
> Don't act like a moron: Rick Moen is _not_ your personal, private
> The other 1% of you who want to discuss ways to improve "How to Ask Questions
> the Smart Way", thank you! Please reach Rick at "rick at linuxmafia.com".
> This is an automated e-mail. (Your mail has not reached a human.)
> All replies to this mail will be auto-discarded.
> Thanks! Mr. Autoresponder
As a pharmaicst I write directions and interpret them for others all day
I suggest putting in large letters in the middle of the message.
***NO TECH SUPPORT***
TAKE ONE TABLET THREE TIMES DAILY
Just asume they are both blind and dumb.
> ...and then decide to send a _second_ inquiry to my direct mailbox anyway.
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"> I'm an engineer. I choose the best tool for the job, politics be damned.<
You must be a stupid engineer then, because politcs and technology have been attached at the hip since the 1st dynasty in Ancient Egypt. I guess you missed that one."
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