[Baypiggies] Fwd: Request to mailing list Baypiggies rejected
ken at seehart.com
Wed Jan 10 23:50:32 CET 2007
Danny Yoo wrote:
. . .
> Hi Russell,
> But this isn't anything too new on any particular mailing list:
> discouraging crossposting is typical -- in fact, expected! --- on almost
> all mailing lists. Please see:
. . .
So how about if we generally discourage cross posting, but not ban well
intentioned cross posting
(especially from our friends at Google :-), and offer the following
Pick one list as the primary target. Post the message there. In this
case it would be BayPiggies
because the message was suggesting a meeting at BayPiggies.
Make a brief post with a summary (or even a copy -gasp-) of the message
or announcement to the
other list(s), stating that the thread will be continued in the
BayPiggies list (include an invitation to join).
If a heathen :-) does do a cross post, gently inform them of the
problem, and fix the problem
appropriately, e.g. notify the secondary list(s) where the main thread
is, and invite them to join.
Generally, I don't like the idea of rejecting a well intentioned message
that has potential value to our
community on a point of protocol, unless the breach of protocol is so
damaging that there is no
other reasonable choice. The world isn't perfect, and we do our best.
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