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ADMIN: Crossposting prohibited (was Re: PC: Fw: Re: Getting onboard)
- Subject: ADMIN: Crossposting prohibited (was Re: PC: Fw: Re: Getting onboard)
- From: Jerry Jordak <jer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 09 Sep 1998 18:03:15 -0400
> From: "Stephen Foster" <wabash57 -AT- worldnet.att.net>
> Reply-To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> To: "Race & Judy Fierman" <race.fierman-spring.xing -AT- worldnet.att.net>,
> "RAILROAD LIST" <RAILROAD -AT- CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU>,
> "ALL ABOARD" <all-aboard -AT- railspot.com>,
> "ALL POINTS NORTH MODEL RR CLUB" <APNRRCLUB -AT- listbot.com>,
> "FRISCO LIST" <frisco -AT- railnet.nshore.org>, "Sam Reynolds" <email@example.com>,
> <stackTalk1 -AT- aol.com>, "PennCentral" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> "SANTA FE LIST" <SANTAFE -AT- CRCVMS.UNL.EDU>
> OK GUYS lets hear your stories like this one!
OK, folks, for the last time:
Crossposting articles between the Penn Central Mailing List and
other mailing lists is prohibited. Do not send messages to the PC
list and any other mailing list. In other words, if you have any
other address except penn-central -AT- smellycat.com in the To: header
of a message, you're crossposting.
Why is it prohibited? Because the PC List is a closed list, and when
people on other lists try to reply to all recepients (i.e., all the
other lists) and they are not subscribed to that list, the message
bounces to the listowner and causes errors on the list server. This
happens not only to me, but every other list that a person may try to
respond that they are not subscribed to (which usually is all of them).
This is not a way to keep listmasters happy. We have better things to
do than clean up bounced messages and other problems that can be
easily avoided by following the rules of the list.
If you must send something to multiple lists, send out multiple
messages, one to each list, and the problem is eliminated. Crossposting
is specifically prohibited in the Info File for this list and many
other lists out there. I've reminded you all about this several times
before. So please don't do it, and keep your listmaster happy. :-)
I'm not picking on Stephen here, but rather giving a general reminder
to everyone. So now let us return to our ongoing discussion about
trains with worms.....
Jerry W. Jordak Time has little to do with infinity
mailto:email@example.com and jelly doughnuts.
http://prozac.cwru.edu/jer/ -- Thomas Magnum
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