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Thread: off topic posts [ADMIN]
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picon face BY : jamesnewtonTakeThisOuT@STOPspamgeocities.com



1.) off topic = [OT] not [very OT] or [Now firmly OT] etc. A lot of the
people who are professional PIC engineers (read "a valuable resource to the
list") and who don't find the time to read the many hundreds of PICList
posts every day would like to filter them out using their email clients.
These programs are, well, programs and do not understand that these
alternate off topic flags are off topic.

Use [OT] and then some other comment if you wish. For example "...[OT],
firmly" or "...[OT][very OT]"

Please don't suggest filtering on OT as subject lines with words like
"other" will cause false triggers.

Yes, we understand that errors occur, we are (mostly) human as well.

This reminder is the precursor to individual warnings followed by kicking
people who can't seem to learn off the list in order to get the unmarked off
topic posts down to reasonable, error related, levels.

2.) Continued postings on the subject of internet connectivity (while really
neat and most interesting) that are not related to PICs must be marked [OT].
I will kick off people who continue to post on that thread without the [OT]
and without contributing PIC related information.

And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

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James Newton (PICList Admin #3)
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