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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 05 Aug 1997 15:33:25 GMT
Again, the wise man speaketh!!! How true your comments are...and I often refer to your editorial when speaking with customers. I really apologize for what appeared to be advertising by me...I had just changed computers, and went from Netscape to MIE..which I have never found as user friendly as Netscape. Right after I forwarded my message ... it dawned on me how to reply privately. I think changing to a laptop, and all the difficulties I had configuring everything overwhelmed me!! It wasn't even my message, but Jacques Prat, who is a member of the list, but couldn't reply for some reason..which I think is that he tried from a new address he recently acquired. The list is for help..and if appropriate we vendors can jump in and help...sometimes it it hard when people are downing your product to keep quiet..but as in everything else, I have found that what goes around comes around!!! Take care wise friend, Patti Freling ---------- From: Dennis S. Wish PE <wish(--nospam--at)cyberg8t.com> To: 'seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org' Subject: RE: Advertising of the list -Reply Date: Monday, March 24, 1997 7:24 PM I've been following this thread for the past week or so without comment. I think that I may have a few opinions to share on this issue. One of the fun tasks associated with writing SEAOC Online is having software to "play" with. In reality, this is not so easy since we try very hard to really integrate the software into our office production. This is the only way that we can really evaluate and report on the merits and weaknesses of the software. Rarely have I found that the press release accurately depicts how well the software will integrate into our work space. Instead, I have the opinion that most press releases are simply media hype to whet our appetites. Believing this, I feel that advertising on the listservice would not be appropriate. I believe that advertising has a place on our Web page where it can support and perpetuate the life of our server. In the past week or so, I have learned of some new software from the subscribers of this list. I learned more about the software from the user - not the vendor. Your comments about specific software has an impact on whether or not I would like to obtain more information. To be fair, I do believe that it is entirely appropriate for the developer of a product to respond directly to issues that are tossed around this list. This is not advertising. The responses should be kept to the issue and the vendor should refrain from "hyping" the product. It is IMHO acceptable for the software developer to refer the reader to the location of further information. Conversely, I feel that it is inappropriate for the user to state his "opinions" with the sole purpose of discouraging others from buying a piece of software due to a personal bad experience. There usually is three sides to every story. For this reason our subscribers should be cautioned to "flame" the developer by private email or not at all. Most business' work through development or tech support problems and try to weed out the weak links. What happened a few years back may no longer be relevant. In closing, I would like to caution each of you as to how this list will evolve. Keep it simple, ethical and responsible. Don't use the list as a soap box to lodge complaints publicly and don't use it to advertise products. Sincerely, Dennis Wish PE ---------- --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [188.8.131.52]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id SAA22135 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Tue, 25 Mar 1997 18:51:45 -0600 (CST) Received: from [184.108.40.206] by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id qa010884; Tue, 25 Mar 1997 16:06:14 -0800 Received: from noveis.vivanet.com (nw1d26.moran.com [220.127.116.11]) by ns.moran.com (8.8.5/8.7.3) with ESMTP id TAA02365 for <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>; Tue, 25 Mar 1997 19:18:59 -0500 (EST) Message-Id: <199703260018.TAA02365(--nospam--at)ns.moran.com> From: "Patti Freling" <realtor(--nospam--at)moran.com> To: <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org> Subject: Re: Advertising of the list -Reply Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 19:14:47 -0800 X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Priority: 3 X-Mailer: Microsoft Internet Mail 4.70.1155 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Reply-To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Error-To: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Loop: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Info: [SEAOC] Owner: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-POP3-Rcpt: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Sender: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Precedence: list X-ListMember: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org [seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org] __________________________________________________ Richard Lewis, P.E. Missionary TECH Team rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org The service mission like-minded Christian organizations may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.
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