[OS X TeX] [OT] Hijacking thread

David Watson dewatson at me.com
Thu Nov 12 13:16:41 EST 2009

On Nov 12, 2009, at 10:58 AM, Victor Ivrii wrote:

> There was a thread containing a couple of posts. Then it was hijacked
> by no one than thread originator. Then after couple of posts another
> (and highly esteemed member of this list) decided to explain the
> hijacker the fallacy of his behaviour and almost everyone in this list
> decided to take a part in this fun. As a result both TeX threads were
> buried under a huge and fast growing pile of Netetiquette 101 and
> Emailing Primer.
> Not that I am against tarring and feathering of Thread Hijacker but I
> suggest to do it in a separate thread as such posting is also a thread
> hijacking :-)

Note that I usually send a message off-list, but we seem to have had a slew of these lately.
I try to couch my words so that it doesn't embarrass the violator.
It's important for them to realize that their post may be ignored if buried in someone else's thread.

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