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From:Johan De Meersman Date:July 17 2010 8:55am
Subject:commercials on list
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On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 7:35 PM, Paul McCullagh <paul.mccullagh@stripped>wrote:

> Hi Johan,
>
> I understand what you are saying, but this is certainly not the
> announcement of a commercial product.
>
> It is also not spam, because the announcement of the release of a open
> source MySQL Storage Engine is relevant to this list.
>

You are right, and I shouldn't have lumped you in with the commercials. I do
find the announcement of a new engine in and of itself interesting, and
don't mind seeing that.

I guess I just see this list as more of a troubleshooting list, and I love
seeing how trouble gets shot. I guess I just don't expect repeated
announcements of products I already know exist :-) You're not particularly
guilty of this (I just bothered to search the archives :-) ), but some
products have an announcement every few days at time.

Probably some people do like seeing those updates, and as I'm in no way
related to the owners of this list I also have nothing much to say on how it
is run.


> Nevertheless, I prefix my e-mails with [ANN] (for announcement), so that
> you can filter it out if you don't want to see it.
>

Yes, I just checked, and most everyone seems to do that, so I just added the
filter, which removes my gripe :-)

Thank you for answering :-)


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Is als mosterd by den wyn
Sy die't drinkt, is eene kwezel
Hy die't drinkt, is ras een ezel

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