Mark may I suggest that you post his email address and that each
of us send him an email asking him to rejoin the fold?
On Wed, 15 Apr 1998, Mark Bradakis wrote:
> Well, now that my wife and her group's various musical apparatus are on their
> way to Phoenix, I can get to my email. No doubt, I can imagine what a fair
> bit of it is about.
> The message I sent out yesterday was unacceptable behavior on my part.
> I could have provided the same information in a much more pleasant and
> helpful manner. My guess, though, is that if folks actually read the
> info, and followed the various guidelines, the time I spend cleaning up
> after them would be cut by roughly half. So poor Fred just happened to
> ask a question that I assumed came from his not reading the list info file.
> Maybe it did, maybe it didn't, that doesn't matter. I shold not have
> chastised the hapless fellow in the manner in which I did. Odd, though,
> that it was just the MG list. Long time list subscribers may remember that
> about once every two or three years I crack under the pressure and I'll whip
> off some scathing rant, but I usually send it to *everybody* on all the lists.
> I've already sent a personal note of apology to Fred, I hope that my boorish
> behavior does not taint his opinion of the entire list population. As a new
> subscriber, he was likely quite happy to find such a resource as this list,
> and then I come along and scare him away. Geez.
> Actually, I don't usually read any of the lists, I was just cleaning up stuff
> in the digest, one of the tasks I do to try and keep the size down for the
> benefit of Juno subscribers with a small mail size limit. And I saw Fred's
> question and flew off the handle. Actually, RealSoonNow I'll move the MG
> digest creation under majordomo control, which will automatically send out
> an issue when it gets too large, something I've been doing by hand so far.
> Folks on the MG digest and the vintage-race digest may have noticed that
> the two look a bit different.
> Anyway, enough of that, once again I apologise to the list members, Fred
> especially, for my rantings.