Re: how to use bluetooth
I said nothing about your intent nor did I assume what it is. I'm saying that if you say something like this list is for NVDA, you are saying or implying that the message is off topic and not appropriate for the list. That is in conflict with the long practice of the list, which is to allow some off topic content.
I have no reason to question your motivation. And I don't think you intended to send moderation-like messages to the list. But the question is how the messages appear, not of your intent. I hope that you will consider these points and not view it as a contest where some people disagree and others agree in support of you. I'm asking you to consider what I am saying and see if you understand and agree with it.
If you send messages that appear to be moderation messages, then regardless of your intentions, the messages will be interpreted as moderation messages. I hope you now understand why.
From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:04 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] how to use bluetooth
Thanks for backing me up. Yes, all I was trying to do was give helpful
advice--not play the part of a moderator. I won't say anything more.
On 5/24/2018 11:52 AM, Antony Stone wrote:
> To be fair to Rosemarie, she did not say that this message was not appropriate
> for this list. She said that the question might be more appropriate for
> another list.
> For me, that's the difference between saying "you should not ask that here" and
> "you might get better responses if you ask over there".
> One is playing moderator; the other is simply giving helpful advice.
> On Thursday 24 May 2018 at 18:56:13, Gene wrote:
>> Please stop telling people what messages are appropriate. the list allows
>> a certain amount of off topic traffic and has since I've been a member for
>> years. List owners and moderators on lists in general don't want members
>> who aren't moderators, sending moderation messages to the list. It isn't
>> specific to this list, but a general expectation. If you want to suggest
>> that the person might get better answers on another list, that's one
>> thing. But discussing appropriateness of messages and saying that the
>> list is about NVDA is moderating.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
>> Rosemarie Chavarria Sent: 24 May 2018 18:23
>> To: email@example.com
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] how to use bluetooth
>> Hi, Anthony,
>> This question would be more appropriate for a list like the windows 10
>> list. This list is for NVDA.
>> On 5/24/2018 7:12 AM, anthony borg wrote:
>>> Hi folks
>>> Can somebody please explain to me how to transfer an mp3 from a laptop to
>>> a mobile phone via bluetooth?
>>> Thanks in advance