Subject: Re: MIME (off-topic was Re: Review: Patterns of Software by Richard Gabriel)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/09/14
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Barry Margolin <>
| Is it really necessary to respond to canned text?

  in my view _nothing_ rates as "really necessary", but I guess it _is_
  really necessary for _you_ to debate the bloody obvious.  however, a
  little thinking about your own desire to comment on such things _might_
  shed some light on the multitude of reasons that drive others to respond
  even if you don't enjoy the humorous relation between a canned apology in
  front of a message illegible in many _more_ ways than just MIME.

  please consider whether it is "really necessary" to respond.  thank you.

-- is about my spam protection scheme and how
  to guarantee that you reach me.  in brief: if you reply to a news article
  of mine, be sure to include an In-Reply-To or References header with the
  message-ID of that message in it.  otherwise, you need to read that page.