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Re: Apology to all for my Netiquette "Sorry"

  • Subject: Re: Apology to all for my Netiquette "Sorry"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 18:33:55 +0000
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [ Carol W ] on Saturday 25 March 2006 18:21 \__

> On Sat, 25 Mar 2006 08:35:55 -0500, "canadafred"
> <admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>><lezhewitt67@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>Cross Posting Removed
> Why f***ing bother if this, or "if posting from Google groups blah
> blah blah" is _all_ you are responding/sharing? I may be limited in
> time allotment online and I may not have the best ISP in the world -
> but I didn't see the person's spam-followed-up-apology until you
> posted to just remove "cross posting removed" notice from it.
> I don't see the logic or reason in posting to someone's post just to
> share someone decided to remove the crossposting on their reply -
> which was in essence an announcement they removed crossposting from
> their reply about them removing the crossposting. I don't see any
> purpose in doing this whatsoever but wasting of my bandwidth and time
> to download then go through, reading posts, to see someone responded
> to a post (kept 98% to 100% intact) just to say "Cross Posting
> Removed".
> I don't care if someone likes crossposts or not - I just feel this
> kind of handling of it is about as useful as pointing out someone's
> spam, in case other people missed it, due to their  ISPs had already
> skipped over sharing it or whatever, or wanting to inform any clueless
> ones (which why bother) about "This is spam" and keeping the main bulk
> (url maybe modified), or all, the spam attached to their "insight".
> Usually people, who remove the cross-posting line of other groups,
> just puts a note, after their response, the follow-ups (form their
> post on) was set to one particular group and-or they trimmed the list
> down (cross posting removed) to one group. The only thing less
> informative is creating a wholly separate thread just to share "I
> reported some spam".
> Don't like spam - fine, groovy, just report it and leave it at that.
> No need to announce that you reported it even. Don't like crossposts-
> fine groovy and all that, but why bother replying just to put a lame
> line about "cross posting removed" and nothing else? Pointless to
> other people reading the posts from someone, who other times does
> share some interesting reading but inbetween shared posts like this
> which has me sometimes debating reading their posts in case it is
> nothing more than "if you are posting from Google Groups ...", "This
> smells like spam ..." or "cross posting removed" nonsense.
> That's it, all off my chest now - so going to enjoy some coffee then
> maybe go for a walk.
> Carol

Please calm down, Carol. [friendly tone of (electronic) voice] What Fred has
done can be very helpful. It not only indicates that the OP has crossposted
unethically (which many people fail to spot with headers folded). Fred also
prevents any followups from echoing 'noise' to other newsgroups. I have seen
threads that live on for over a month and develop into 'monsters' in dozens
of newsgroups simultaneously.

With friendly regards,


PS - I'm off to put the kettle on. *smile*

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