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From: "Steve" <>
Subject: Re: FREEBMD-DISCUSS-D Digest V01 #92
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 18:45:57 +1000
On Aug 28 Andrew Billinghurst wroteto FREEBMD Admins L List....
"To everyone here.
This list is solely for the discussion of the FreeBMD project. It is
not for virus warnings, no matter the good nature or however well
The simple fact is that you are just as likely to get a virus from a
friend or acquaintance (maybe more likely) than you are from someone
completely unknown. This is because most of the viruses/worms affect
Outlook Express (aka Virus Express) addressbooks, and you are more
likely to be in a friend's addressbook than an unknown person's.
Sending broadband warnings doesn't affect how we deal with email.
Those who don't care or don't understand, don't listen; while those
who do care already have virus protection, so no point in warning us......
etc, etc, etc........"
Yes Andrew, I may be just as likely to get a virus from a friend or acquaintance, but that doesn't mean that the "completely unknowns" who subscribe to the Admins list have never sent me e-mails, or have me in their address books. I have previously received an e-mail with an attachment from one of these "unknowns" that was warned about through the Admins list. My virus/worm tally from friends and acquaitances currently stands at nil.
I also think that it is a huge assumption that "those who don't care or don't understand, dont listen"! Maybe some people don't understand, but this may be the very point in time when they decide that they had better do something about it.
As for the Admin list being "solely for discussion of the FreeBMD project"; my understanding (and I'm sure I'll be corrected if wrong) is that the Admins list is "a Questions and Answers forum for transcribers and volunteers. Answers to questions will come from experienced transcribers who are familiar with the whole project. Answers that reflect practice within a particular syndicate or which reflect the opinion of a transcriber as to a better way of doing things are not allowed. However, there has been plenty of messages to the list that do not fit that criteria. I'm just wondering why worm/virus warnings in particular is something that you are critical of, or am I missing something and are you responding to all the other improper messages that end up in the Admins list?
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