[LAU] [OT] apologies for cross-posting

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Date: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 4:50 pm

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I really wish everyone would stop saying they "apologize for cross posting"
to multiple lists. It's dumb.

It's a common practice. So why would you want to apologize for it? What
fraction of list readers are actually bothered by cross posting?
What other activities do you apologize for, as you're doing it? "Uhhh... I
know I'm not supposed to do this, but I'm going to--I'm sorry--do it
anyway." If it's bad ettiquette, you wouldn't be doing it in the first
place, right?
People know the difference between relevant announcements and spamming. If
I need to know if a message has been cross-posted, I check the recipients.

This is just my opinion: all I can do is try to convince you not to keep
spreading the word virus.

Chuck

Note: this message was not cross-posted, even though I considered it :)

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I really wish everyone would=
stop saying they "apologize for cross posting" to multiple lists=
.=A0 It's dumb.=A0 It's a common practice.=A0 So why would =
you want to apologize for it?=A0 What fraction of list readers are actually=
bothered by cross posting?
What other activities do you apologize for, as you're doing=
it? "Uhhh... I know I'm not supposed to do this, but I'm goin=
g to--I'm sorry--do it anyway."=A0 If it's bad ettiquette, you=
wouldn't be doing it in the first place, right?
People know the difference between relevant announcements and spammin=
g.=A0 If I need to know if a message has been cross-posted, I check the rec=
ipients.This is just my opinion: all I can do is try to convi=
nce you not to keep spreading the word virus.
ChuckNote: this message was not cross-posted, even =
though I considered it :)

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[LAU] [OT] apologies for cross-posting, Charles Henry, (Fri Jan 11, 4:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] apologies for cross-posting, Renick Bell, (Sat Jan 12, 5:05 am)