[LAU] [OT] apologies for cross-posting

Renick Bell renick at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 05:05:44 UTC 2013

I'm with you, Chuck!

On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 1:50 AM, Charles Henry <czhenry at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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