How can I correct an error in an old post?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Oct 4 17:37:24 CEST 2006


Jorgen Grahn wrote:
> On Mon, 02 Oct 2006 16:36:24 +0100, Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> 
>>Jorgen Grahn wrote:
>>
>>>On 1 Oct 2006 10:18:59 -0700, barakad at gmail.com <barakad at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>....
>>>
>>>
>>>>and I wish to add my findings to the post, to prevent others from
>>>>taking the wrong path.
> 
> ....
> 
>>>In Usenet terms, make a posting with a References: header which mentions the
>>>Message-ID of the bad posting (just like this posting references yours, if
>>>you look closely at the headers).  That's easier if the posting hasn't
>>>already expired on your server, but by no means impossible if it has.
>>>
>>>/Jorgen
>>>
>>
>>Since this message was never on topic,
> 
> 
> I disagree; it was a technical question on how to handle a discussion in
> this newsgroup, and IMHO that is always on topic -- to a certain point.
> 
> 
>>I'd appreciate it if all 
>>concerned would close this thread now.
> 
> 
> I think you are overreacting. This was a thread with three (3) postings, in
> a high-volume newsgroup, with no indication that it would continue (except
> maybe with a pointer to whatever posting the OP wanted to correct, or to his
> correction).
> 
I probably was. I also missed the (in retrospect, fairly clear) 
implication that it was an old *c.l.py* post that was being discussed.

regards
  Steve
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