__/ [ Mathew P. ] on Friday 05 May 2006 22:27 \__
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> On 2006-05-04, Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
> (troll droppings mopped from the floor)
>> [groups reduced]
>> So some post from Martin O'Brien, dated February 2004 and mirrored by
>> Google (ironically enough), is what constitutes a Windows newsgroup? That
>> is very sad yet unsurprising if you consider their amount of crossposted
>> junk that is absorbed by C.O.L.A. readers.
>> Aquila Deus, why crosspost in the first place? You are stirring a hornet's
>> nest and encourage them to crosspost in return, which contrinutes to
>> Best wishes,
> Thank goodness for X-No-Archive: , and the fact that Google actually
> honors the header.
I don't care much for "X-No-Archive:". It's rarely honoured and it can only
break flow of discussions at best, if not annoy readers at worse
circumstances. If you (not *you* as in *you*) have something to say, stand
behind. When you don't stand behind it or when you post anonymously, you
become dangerous. You have no mouth restraints.
> One of the things I like (among many) about SLRN is the scorefile. One
> can practically filter whether to serve caff or decaff. Although there
> is a way to kill all crossposted threads and/or crossposting authors,
> I accidentally messed up my score file implementing it and had to go
> back to the back up score file.
You are doing it the hard way (or so it seems). It's rather simple yet
powerful in KNode.
> At any rate, I periodically agonize over whether or not to plonk all
> incoming google posts. I haven't done it yet, because we do get some
> good stuff from google to offset the flotsam. I also have a big push
> button on my forehead that says "push here if you are a cross posting
> cretin". Ok, so in my jaded, misspent youth, in moments of weakness, I have
> crossposted a *rare* message to *one* other group. As Eric says: My bad.
On the subject of Google Groups posts, I colour them in blue. I am at least
aware which messages are less likely to be replied to, where I am least
likely to get a "thank you" (in technical groups) and where no attribution
(quote) will be included in the response.
The Usenet Improvement Project (Google Groups in particular)
> No more. When I go to post, and SLRN asks me if I want to post to all,
> just this group, etc. I sometimes continue with the post, but more often
> than not, cancel the post (since I always forget to look at the header
> group line).
When items get crossposted, KNode reduces followups to just the first group
by default. In that respect, KNode is very netiquette-aware.
Roy S. Schestowitz, Ph.D. Candidate in Medical Biophysics
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