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Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Wed Aug 29 16:42:28 UTC 2007


On Wed, 29 Aug 2007, Keith VE7GDH wrote:

> Sometimes abusive paths are in use just because the user just doesn't care
> about bad practises and whether they harm other users or not. I would like
> to think that most of time it is just because they are really behind the
> times and haven't been keeping up with changes that have taken place over
> the last 3-5 years.

A more severe form of stating the above is:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanlon's_Razor

But that doesn't _exactly_ apply here:  It's more just not keeping
up, like you stated.


> Not all changes will happen overnight, but if everyone made an
> attempt once in a while to contact someone that's using abusive paths,
> improvements will sometimes be made.

Also:  If people don't change, but people keep "hassling" them about
it, over time they may eventually give up the mode.  This also frees
up the channel for more courteous users.  Not exactly the way we
wish it to happen, but the results are still better for the
majority.

"The good of the many outweighs the good of the few, or the one",
--Spock, The Wrath of Khan.

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