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tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Jun 10 01:34:58 CEST 2005
"wooks" <wookiz at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1118336828.878458.202840 at z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>I am somewhat nonplussed
Since you reponded, I will mention a couple points of newsgroup ettiquete.
First, a bare URL is or is close to being spam. It could have been spit
out automatically by an seller program. It requires that readers go thru
the bother of starting a browser, and possibly establishing a connection in
order to decide whether they want to go to the bother of starting a browser
and possibly establishing a connection.
So URLs should be accompanied by the bare minimum of info needed to decide
make such a decision. This applies even to posts announcing giveaways (of
code, for instance). For a book, author, title, date, price (incl.
shipping), and ship-from location should be about enough.
Second, a person posting a sales link, even if such is allowed, should
identify himself (truthfully) as the seller, a friend, or just an
interested observer or reviewer.
> I'm sorry if you took offence.
Perhaps you have never seen a newgroup ruined by commercial announcements
like I have.
Terry J. Reedy
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