Tue, 1 Jun 1999 00:55:15 EDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> Spike Jones writes:
> > Thanks Elizabeth. Your post nearly sums up my view.
> > If we have discipline
> > with the subject line, all posts should be allowed. spike
> I disagree. The people who post excessively are exactly those who
> don't maintain subject line discipline. And why should the workload of
> filtering be shifted to the _readers_? So far, my consistent
> experience has shown that content carriers don't bother with
> filtering. They just leave.

I haven't had a problem with the gun subject lines. I have recognized and deleted almost every one. Twice, I think, I've checked out a new tagline that I didn't realize was gun-related but once I saw the first I just deleted the rest of the thread.

I haven't found the gun flamewar particularly distressing as I already deal with a goodly amount of spam anyway. It's just one more source.