On Mon, 13 Aug 2012 01:45:29 +1200, Chris Bannister wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 03:05:56PM +0000, Camaleón wrote:
>> On Fri, 10 Aug 2012 12:27:22 +0200, Francesco Pietra wrote:
>> (please, don't cross-post without warning the users about it)
> Huh? Since when?
Since always (RFC1855¹):
"3.1.2 Mailing List Guidelines
- When sending a message to more than one mailing list, especially
if the lists are closely related, apologize for cross-posting."
There is nothing bad with this act "per se" (unless you do abuse of it,
of course), but when you cross-post a message to many different mailing
lists, netiquette (and common sense) says you have to warn the users
> "A crossposted message takes up less server storage space, and creates
> less network traffic, than if individual messages had been posted to
> multiple newsgroups."
Thanks, the full Wikipedia article (and not just the small copy/paste
chunk you sent) indeed expands, confirms and complements my POV.
> You might be confusing cross posting with multi posting; multi posting
> is frowned upon.
No, I have not confused both things.
> Besides, it is obvious in the headers whether the message is cross
> posted, the warning is hence redundant, extra typing, and therefore
Not that obvious!
Not all of us use the same kind of readers nor have the same
configuration settings nor have that information expanded in front of our
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