Newsgroups: news.groups, talk.politics.misc, soc.culture.jewish, comp.sys.apple, soc.culture.china
From: m...@zion.Berkeley.EDU (Max Hauser)
Date: Thu, 26-Nov-87 14:32:33 EST
Local: Thurs, Nov 26 1987 2:32 pm
Subject: PLEASE stop posting votes!
> From: f...@ucbarpa.Berkeley.EDU (Erik E. Fair)As though in an effort to confirm Erik's assertion, articles of
> Newsgroups: news.groups
> Votes will be posted to the network by ignorant people no matter
> Erik E. Fair ucbvax!fair f...@ucbarpa.berkeley.edu
the following content have since appeared in news.groups
(edited to essence):
> I vote YES for Amnesty InternationalSorry about this reminder, but posted votes are not only invalid, and
> Here is my vote for cricket.
> Here is my vote for comp.binaries.apple
> I vote YES.
> >I give up on finding a path to cunyvm... I vote yes
> YES FOR ME TOO!!!!!!!!
> Sorry about this posting, but I, too, have been unable to find a path.
are disregarded by the cabal and other readers in any authentication
proceeding, but they are obnoxious too. If someone cannot find a mail
path, that is simply too f'ing bad. The burden is on the voter to reach
the vote collector by e-mail, and on the vote collector to demonstrate
a *substantial* volume of support for the new group. If the support is
so marginal that e-mail paths make a critical difference in the
number of received votes, there is obviously not adequate support for
the creation or change of the group! If the vote counter's site is
"hard to reach by e-mail" then that person should not collect votes.
Is it not obvious that the loss of some votes because of mail
People are reminded of all this regularly on news.groups - a strict
Usenet, like Un*x, is a non-self-documented system that relies on user
In an effort to preach beyond the realm of the converted, I have
M. Hauser, curmudgeon
> From: s...@arthur.cs.purdue.edu (Gene Spafford)
> Newsgroups: news.announce.newusers,news.groups,news.admin
> Subject: How to Create a New Newsgroup (Last changed: 31 October 1987)
> ... action on Usenet
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