On replying to job postings:
As of late there has been a bit of a problem with respect to
some users publicly replying to job postings on the list rather
than directly to the potential employer.
As I see it, there are two main aspects of this practice that
1. Most of the 1400 other list subscribers don't desire
to see your resume' or advertisement and don't want their
mail boxes filled with irrelevant messages.
2. If you send your resume or other response to a job posting
to a public forum, be aware your present boss may be reading
Please make sure you check the 'To:' addresses before you press the
send button on your mailer. If you are Replying to a si-list
message the reply will automatically go to the list unless you
manually edit the 'To:' to direct it to the intended recipient.
I'm 99% sure people aren't sending job offer replies to the list
on purpose, but that they just aren't paying attention to their
mail's destination address before pressing the send button.
One last thing, please don't respond to this message on the
list. With all the good technical discussion threads as of late
we don't need to consume bandwith with replies to this administrivia.
(If you want to respond to what I've said, please e-mail directly,
and be sure you check the 'To:' address prior to unleashing your
herd of packetized electrons....)