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

Geoffrey Robertson geoffrey at zip.com.au
Thu Mar 20 07:23:41 UTC 2003

so rude Bret.

On a busy day I whipped of my fist post to what I thought was just
allies at lists.linux.org.au 
didn't even glance at the headers, sorry, my bad dudes.  But I didn't
expect rudeness back in my face.

Out of here,


At Wed, 19 Mar 2003 16:30:31 +0800 (WST),
Bret Busby wrote:
> 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 
> bandwidth.
> 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: 
> linux-aus).
> 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 
> applications?
> It makes me wonder...
> -- 
> Bret Busby
> Armadale
> 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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