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Re: [american-8] please, no more football emails

From: Ashish B
Sent on: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 5:26 PM
oh c'mon you know you wanna use gmail :-) anyway that was just a
shameless plug for switching to gmail (disguised as "just another
idea") !! guess it didn't work too well eh... *sigh*
cheers!
ash.

On Jan 22,[masked]:29 AM, lori d. <[address removed]> wrote:
> welcome to america!!!  i just now read a few of these emails, have been
> bombarded myself, but just move them, no big deal.  i have not been to any
> events yet, but plan to, hope to meet some of you.  but i was in the u.s. in
> december & noticed many hostile people & arguements over what seemed like
> nothing.  now, i am not calling any of you hostile, but someone did inquire
> about why people are arguing over this when most had not even yet met!  i
> agree, what is in the american blood that makes us automatically get
> frustrated at something & find the negativity in it, instead of letting it
> roll off our backs & just let it be what it is?!  i do think the response
> from ash to use gmail is a bit ridiculous, however.  people are not going to
> create a whole new email address just to avoid or solve this email
> bombardment!!  or are they?
>
>
> Jose Badeau <[address removed]> wrote:
>  I expect the same people to complain later this year when the Euro is on.
> Oh no, please no more football. This is an american list, we dont like
> football! ;)
>
>
>
> On Jan 22,[masked]:59 AM, john c. <[address removed]> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> >
> > maybe we could just settle this the old fashion american way: a hearty
> brawl, no holds barred! pro-email vs. contra-email.... we could kill two
> birds with one stone: 1. another "meetup" and 2. we'd be doing something
> very american......
> >
> > fyi, if you think i am serious, loosen up, we like jokes and sarcasm in
> america!
> >
> > y'all have a great day!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of
> Katie
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 22,[masked]:19 AM
> > To: [address removed]
> >
> > Subject: Re: [american-8] please, no more football emails
> >
> > I too was a surprised by the tone of that message.  But, I'm sure I'm not
> alone in my lack of understanding of the point of a list if it's not to
> gauge interest in an event and for the participants to organize their
> attendance? In my opinion, i don't think the volume of emails was excesive,
> just a few people expressing their optimism for the playoff games leading up
> to the Super Bowl, which I'm sure all would agree, is a pretty big (and
> importantly, draws a mainstream attendance
> > crowd) in the US.  haven't you participated in an office football pool?
> this is a mailing list for Americans... people should be more tolerant!
> >
> > The objection to getting these few emails feels a bit mean-spirited and
> ... what is the big deal? Would the anti-NFL email crowd be raising the same
> objections if the topic were organizing a meetup based on a cultural event
> here in CH?  eg.  please, no more emails about that damn museum exhibit!
> how silly does that sound?
> >
> > As many people have noted, it's not difficult to change one's personal
> email settings, and doesn't take much effort to manually delete the emails.
> but it would be a bit of a pain to set up a mailing list just for the
> post-season NFL watchers.  Secondly, it's not inclusive...
> > does that mean that people should have their own mailing list for each
> different topic or event?  logistically, it doesn't make sense.
> >
> > just my thoughts, but people seem to be acting unreasonably intolerant, in
> my humble opinion...
> >
> >
> >
> > On Jan 22,[masked]:01 AM, Ellie Scott <[address removed]> wrote:
> > >  Really classy, Sally. You sound like a lovely girl. People have a
> > > right not to be bombarded with emails they don't want. Just start your
> > > own list please. That's reasonable.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Jan 21,[masked]:16 PM, Sally Miller < [address removed]> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > You got that right, if you don't like American football than get the
> > > > #$&%
> > > off the field.  That means just delete the emails.  I won't mention
> > > any names...............­................ but I think "they" know who
> they are.
> > > >
> >
> > > > Cyrille Andres <[address removed]> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > the funny thing is that it generates ten times more emails than
> > > > before :-)
> > > >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > > Ashish Bhambhani <[address removed]> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Just another idea ... use GMail, and Mute the thread so that you
> > > > never see it in your inbox again, but can still continue to see
> > > > other threads posted on the group.
> > > > Cheers,
> > > > Ash.
> > > >
> > > > On Jan 21,[masked]:52 PM, Kristina wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > dude, if my email qualifies as arguing for you, maybe you should
> > > considering
> > > > > embracing a moment or two of peaceful quiet time during your
> > > > > clearly stressful day...
> > > > >
> > > > > To those that provided helpful feedback on how to change my
> > > > > settings, thanks.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > ----- Original Message ----
> > > > > From: Kameel Farag
> > > > > To: [address removed]
> > > > > Sent: Monday, January 21,[masked]:01:08 PM
> > > > > Subject: RE: [american-8] please, no more football emails
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > This is so hilarious... most of us don't even know eachother and
> > > > > we're arguing over email! (as if all of us don't do that enough at
> > > > > work
> > > already)
> > > > >
> > > > > I love it...
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > ____________________­____________
> > > > > From: [address removed]
> > > > > Subject: [american-8] please, no more football emails
> > > > > To: [address removed]
> > > > > Date: Mon, 21 Jan[masked]:43:33 -0500
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > I would also prefer not to receive so many football related emails.
> > > Sorry
> > > > > to be a nay-sayer, but I am receiving dozens of emails regarding
> > > football.
> > > > > The purpose of the group and the group I signed up for is American
> > > meet-up.
> > > > > Incidentally, I do not mind an email or two regarding football on
> > > occasion,
> > > > > just not so many. I think it is a great idea for the football
> > > enthusiasts
> > > > > to start their own list.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > ----- Original Message ----
> > > > > From: Christian
> > > > > To: [address removed]
> > > > > Sent: Monday, January 21,[masked]:40:31 AM
> > > > > Subject: RE: [american-8] NFL Playoffs
> > > > >
> > > > > I am not a big football fan, so I just deleted the messages I was
> > > > > not interested in. I don't think it is reasonable to ask people
> > > > > organizing a meetup to not use this meetup list. It defeats the
> > > > > purpose, plus the football fans would have to organize a separate
> > > > > list or create a group
> > > in
> > > > > their email contacts. Either way is extra effort for them. I
> > > > > suggest it
> > > is
> > > > > easier for those who are not interested in a particular subject to
> > > > > use
> > > the
> > > > > handy "delete" button on the keyboard.
> > > > > Christian
> > > > >
> > > > > ____________________­____________
> > > > > > From: [address removed]
> > > > > > To: [address removed]
> > > > > > Subject: RE: [american-8] NFL Playoffs
> > > > > > Date: Sun, 20 Jan[masked]:00:21 -0500
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Hello,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Is there anyway that you guys could organize your nights out
> > > > > > without writing to everybody on the american meetup email list?
> > > > > > My whole mailbox is full with these NFL mails going back and
> > > > > > forth.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks very much.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Cheers,
> > > > > > Maya
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --- Karlo wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Hi Anika,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Yes, there is a meetup tonight. See you there.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > The game at Paddy Reilly's is on Sunday night. The bar is at
> > > > > > > the Sihlstrasse stop on Tram 2 or 9. Here's a map.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > http://www.paddys...­
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Karlo
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > _____
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > From: [address removed]
> > > > > > > [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Anika
> > > > > > > Sent: Saturday, January 19,[masked]:20 PM
> > > > > > > To: [address removed]
> > > > > > > Subject: Re: [american-8] NFL Playoffs
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I think about going because i dont really have
> > > > > > > anything to do. isnt tonight
> > > > > > > also this other meeting too?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I have no idea where the O reillys is either. So can
> > > > > > > someone motivate me to
> > > > > > > go? hehe
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Anika
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > --- Clayton schrieb am Sa,
> > > > > > >[masked]:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Von: Clayton
> > > > > > > Betreff: Re: [american-8] NFL Playoffs
> > > > > > > An: [address removed]
> > > > > > > Datum: Samstag, 19. Januar 2008, 16:55
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I'll be there. I just called to confirm they'll be
> > > > > > > putting the game
> > > > > > > on. fyi, The game starts at 9pm CET and Paddy's
> > > > > > > closes at 12pm CET.
> > > > > > > Go chargers.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Jan 19,[masked]:38 PM, Karlo
> > > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Anybody going to Paddy O'Reilly's to watch the
> > > > > > > Pats game?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Karlo
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
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