[Linux-aus] Re: [ALLIES] Just to keep the pot boiling...

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Wed Mar 19 16:25:51 UTC 2003

On Wed, 19 Mar 2003, Geoffrey Robertson wrote:

> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 15:40:05 +1100
> From: Geoffrey Robertson <geoffrey at zip.com.au>
> To: David Lloyd <dlloyd at microbits.com.au>, allies at lists.linux.org.au,
>      linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au, discussion at slpwa.asn.au
> Subject: [Linux-aus] Re: [ALLIES] Just to keep the pot boiling...

Can people PLEASE stop the multi-cross-posting?

It is highly unprofessional, and appears to be really bodgy, apart from 
the multiple copies of messages received, and the resultant wasted 

It is banned on many properly-run lists, due to the wasted bandwidth, 
and the wonky headers that result (eg, To: discussion at slpwa, Reply To: 

And, the cumulative effect of list administrators not setting the Reply 
To address to the list, leads to increasing numbers of copies being 
distributed, and, can lead to all active people on a list, being in the 
To or CC addresses, and thence receiving the list copy and the copy 
addressed to them, and a copy from each list included in the 
multi-cross-posting botch-up.

It is no wonder that victims are receiving multiple copies of messages, 
when the posters of the messages are sending the messages in 
ever-increasing circles.

Are the organisations all one and the same, with confused members?

Or, is it just that posters don't know how to use their email 

It makes me wonder...

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
  Chapter 28 of 
  "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
  A Trilogy In Four Parts",
  written by Douglas Adams, 
  published by Pan Books, 1992 

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