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  #31  
Old May 6th 12, 09:18 PM posted to rec.photo.digital.slr-systems,rec.photo.equipment.35mm,rec.photo.digital,alt.photography
Savageduck[_3_]
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On 2012-05-06 12:30:04 -0700, sid said:

Savageduck wrote:

Heh. Cleared the followups box and got:

"You are crossposting to more than two newsgroups.
Please use the "Followup-To" header to direct the replies to your article
into one group.
Do you want to re-edit the article or send it anyway?"


It seems that KNode is doing its best to control you and effect its
agenda on the usenet.


I think you'll find it's doing its best to let you know you are about to do
something traditionally frowned upon among the denizens of usenet.

jus' sayin'


This is a subject which rears its ugly head from time to time.

The key to your remark are the words "traditionally frowned upon".
However, Sid, there are times when non-spam, subject appropriate OT
X-posting is preferred. Your software shouldn't nag you about that, or
make an arbitrary change to the correct and appropriate intent of the
OP.

There are certainly times when multiple posts are a true PIA,
especially when an X-post would be appropriate and post is made to two,
or three of the four usual groups used by the photography usenet
community.

I have set my threshold for filtering X-posts at 5, and if there are
unrelated groups in the X-post, I smell SPAM or a troll and I take
appropriate action with regard to that poster.
I have little problem dealing with X-posts to the four horsemen of the
photo-usenet; alt.photography; rec.photo.digital;
rec.photo.equipment.35mm; & rec.photo.digital.slr-systems.
For what it is worth most of the frequent flyers, and usual suspects
can be found making their presence felt in those four groups.

You might find some of the same folks in Photoshop and various OS
related groups.

That said, it still seems odd that this piece of software has taken
over the role of usenet cop for one particular practice, when there are
times X-posting is a useful evil. Methinks one of the KNode developers
has an issue with X-posting and is compelling users of his software to
toe the line.

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Regards,

Savageduck

  #32  
Old May 6th 12, 09:30 PM posted to rec.photo.digital.slr-systems,rec.photo.equipment.35mm,rec.photo.digital,alt.photography
sid
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Default [SI] Runoff vote for next mandate

Savageduck wrote:

On 2012-05-06 12:30:04 -0700, sid
said:

Savageduck wrote:

Heh. Cleared the followups box and got:

"You are crossposting to more than two newsgroups.
Please use the "Followup-To" header to direct the replies to your
article into one group.
Do you want to re-edit the article or send it anyway?"

It seems that KNode is doing its best to control you and effect its
agenda on the usenet.


I think you'll find it's doing its best to let you know you are about to
do something traditionally frowned upon among the denizens of usenet.

jus' sayin'


This is a subject which rears its ugly head from time to time.

The key to your remark are the words "traditionally frowned upon".
However, Sid, there are times when non-spam, subject appropriate OT
X-posting is preferred. Your software shouldn't nag you about that, or
make an arbitrary change to the correct and appropriate intent of the
OP.


Regardless of "your" view on the subject, the traditional way of using a
cross post would be to set follow ups to one of the groups cross posted into
and make it plain that you have done so. The software is merely pointing
this out to you. You may still *do as you damn well please* if that is your
want.


There are certainly times when multiple posts are a true PIA,
especially when an X-post would be appropriate and post is made to two,
or three of the four usual groups used by the photography usenet
community.


and follow ups set to one of the groups, yes


That said, it still seems odd that this piece of software has taken
over the role of usenet cop for one particular practice, when there are
times X-posting is a useful evil. Methinks one of the KNode developers
has an issue with X-posting and is compelling users of his software to
toe the line.


People used to care about order and standards and and and ..................

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sid
RLU 300284
2010.2
  #33  
Old May 7th 12, 12:00 AM posted to rec.photo.digital.slr-systems,rec.photo.equipment.35mm,rec.photo.digital,alt.photography
Alan Browne
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Default [SI] Runoff vote for next mandate

On 2012-05-06 16:18 , Savageduck wrote:

That said, it still seems odd that this piece of software has taken over
the role of usenet cop for one particular practice, when there are times
X-posting is a useful evil. Methinks one of the KNode developers has an
issue with X-posting and is compelling users of his software to toe the
line.


There are other examples such as T-bird not allowing deletes of posts
anymore (by the sender). At least on the Mac version.

For that matter even setting up a new news server account on T-bird has
become somewhat obfuscated - it facilitates e-mail (POP|IMAP) but hides
the ability to do usenet. (It used to have radio buttons to choose -
those are gone).

****! Just saw that the Frogs have elected a ****ing socialist asshole!

Watch Italy, Spain and France lining up for buckets of cash.


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"A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds."
-Samuel Clemens.


 




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