Newsgroups: microsoft.public.scripting.vbscript, microsoft.public.dotnet.general, microsoft.public.dotnet.framework
From: "Kevin Spencer" <u...@ftc.gov>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 06:24:47 -0400
Local: Wed, Oct 4 2006 6:24 am
Subject: Re: An argument (okay a debate) with a developer
> This is incorrect. Minimal cross-posting is in fact fine. The originalAnd *that* is all opinion. While I gave logical reasons for my counsel, you
> poster should monitor all newsgroups to which they posted, since of course
> someone may reply while trimming the Newsgroups: field. But assuming one
> is not putting off-topic newsgroups in the Newsgroups: field,
> cross-posting can be a very effective means of addressing a
> broader-but-still-relevant audience than a single newsgroup offers.
simply stated opinions as if they were facts, without any logical reasons to
support them. Furthermore, *I* am not asking for advice. How is your
criticism helpful ?
In addition, I notice that you never did help the OP. I gave the OP a
> The only time I mind answering questions that have already been answeredPerhaps you have plenty of spare time. Mine is worth a good bit of money,
> elsewhere is when it turns out I'm a clueless dolt and the other answer
> exposes my ignorance. :)
and I have very little to spare. And I don't believe that your opinion is
representative of the majority of experts who participate in these
newsgroups out of a sense of social conscience.
> Finally, forgive me if I find just a little amusing the situation of aSomeone else's email address? Well, I suppose you must be a clueless dolt.
> person lecturing on netiquette while posting articles using someone else's
> email address, a very egregious violation of netiquette.
That is the US Federal Trade Commission's SPAM email address
(http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2002/02/eileenspam1.htm). As you may read in the
referenced web page, that address is specifically for the purpose of
forwarding SPAM. I see that you disguise your email address to prevent
SPAMmers from sending you SPAM. I go one step better. I let SPAMmers send it
directly to the FTC. If you had Googled the email address, you would have
found this out before you embarassed yourself publicly.
If the Truth hurts, wear it.
"Peter Duniho" <NpOeStPe...@NnOwSlPiAnMk.com> wrote in messagenews:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> "Kevin Spencer" <u...@ftc.gov> wrote in message
>> Which brings me to my final point: Cross-posting to multiple newsgroups
>> is not considered good netiquette, and is likely to result in your not
>> being able to find any answers, since the answers will not necessarily be
>> posted to all of the newsgroups you posted to
> This is incorrect. Minimal cross-posting is in fact fine. The original
>> and people who help others (such as myself) do not like answering
> The alternative to cross-posting is posting to only a single newsgroup, in
> The only time I mind answering questions that have already been answered
> Finally, forgive me if I find just a little amusing the situation of a
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