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barbie (2653)

barbie
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http://barbie.missbarbell.co.uk/

Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.

If you really want to find out more, buy me a Guinness ;)

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Journal of barbie (2653)

Tuesday March 24, 2009
04:54 AM

I am not inhuman!

[ #38690 ]

I got this in my inbox this morning:

THIS IS UNSOLICITED, THUS SPAM !

STOP THIS *NOW* AND REMOVE ME FROM THIS LIST. I CAN KEEP TRACK OF CPAN DISTS MYSELF.

This is in response to a CPAN Testers daily summary report. The above is cut-n-paste from the original. I then discover I'm in the middle of a mud-slinging regarding the daily summary because it doesn't go far enough.

Is it really that difficult to realise I'm actually a real person, and actually quite responsive most of the time. Politeness goes a long way. Treating me like the scum of the earth doesn't.

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  • Name and shame isn't generally a great strategy, but it's awfully tempting at times (presumably after you contact the email author and they still treat you like that).

  • I FOR ONE REALLY *APPRECIATE* THE CPAN TESTERS REPORTS AND I THINK YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB AT IMPROVING THE SIGNAL/NOISE RATIO, THUS I THANK YOU.

    There you go, I hope the balance of the universe is some what restored.

    --
    mirod
    • lol :)

      It was a bad morning yesterday, and the person who sent the mail just really touched a nerve. Thankfully those kinds of mails don't happen often. The irritating thing was that the author's distribution currently fails on all platforms and perls, and he would have got about 10+ individual mails previously, this time around he got 1 email.

      I appreciate some don't want the mails, but is it really that difficult to write a polite mail asking me to disable the mails for them? Obviously for this guy it is.

      Th