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June 1, 2008, 8:24 am
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I prefer to be considerate of others.
Well if a thread has absolutely no relation to a group, then yes,
cross-posting to said group is inappropiate, and setting follow ups may
well be warrented. But when there is some relation, sometimes it may be
better to mark it as [OT] i nthe subject line, a practice that is
sometimes seen, and seems to suffice.
You are comparing apples and oranges now; sure, if you post about
motorcycles (to use your example) it would be wildly off topic, but the
thread in question was relating to programming (the naming of functions
and such) in general.
but who decides this? And why does said individual get to decide for
You do not know what groups I read. And I am not attempting to justify
cross posting at all. Rather I am arguing against deciding for a whole
news group when a thread should be discontinued.
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