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Re: Theos-World Re: Point of view- THIS is a Classic example (of junk mail)

Nov 22, 2000 07:03 PM
by leonmaurer

To all: (without offense to anyone in particular.) 

I have a comment to make regarding the below and similar letters to this 

This is not a party line, nor a private discussion group. Responses to 
thpughts and ideas of others that have nothing to add to the discussion of 
theosophy, or contributes other information that clarifies or adds valuable 
information that may augment our knowledge and wisdom -- which is all this 
forum should be about -- are ego trips that do nothing other than clogging 
the Internet, filling our mailboxes with gratuitous junk, and wasting our 
collective time -- which could be better spent in reading and answering 
worthwhile mail. 

My suggestions (which I intend to follow, myself) are that: Whoever persists 
in this type of gratuitous mailing, should have all their subsequent letters 
deleted by all serious theosophical thinkers immediately upon receipt. And, 
for those who feel the need to make such gratuitous comments that have no 
meaning to anyone except the addressee, it might be a helpful contribution to 
this group if you send such mail directly to the person responding to -- 
without burdening he rest of us with such egoistic junk mail. (If, however, 
you have some useful comment to make for the benefit of the discussion group 
in response to a previous mailing, there's no reason why you shouldn't 
include your personal comments to the writer along with it.) It's also a 
good idea to respond to particular statements or commentaries qouoted 
selectively -- without constantly quoting the entire chain of previous 
mailings on a particular thread -- which, besides loading our mailboxes and 
sometimes requiring the downloading of Mime files, make it difficult for 
researchers to search the online archives. 


In a message dated (date and time deleted), so and so writes:

>(name deleted)

>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: <address deleted>
>To: <>
>Sent: Tuesday, (date and time deleted)
>Subject: Re: Theos-World Re: Point of view- THIS is a Classic example
>> (name deleted),
>> Love it ! Brings to mind the "Joyful Laughing Buddha."

(missing signature and reference to what the above is all about)

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