Do not cross-post to the XSL-List

Subject: Do not cross-post to the XSL-List
From: DSSSList Owner <dssslist-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 15:44:40 -0500 (EST)
Even for topics that will interest both DSSSList subscribers and
XSL-List subscribers, it is generally a bad idea to cross-post to both
the DSSSList and the XSL-List.

If you cross-post to both lists, several hundred people will receive
two copies of your message.  If you're lucky, that will just confuse
them; if you're unlucky, it will annoy them.  When someone who is not
on both lists attempts to reply to both lists (as has just happened),
one of their replies will bounce, and now the other several hundred
people who are not on both lists are missing out on part of the

If you have something for both the DSSSList and the XSL-List, please
be prepared to start parallel threads.  It may be easy to start a
thread by cross-posting to both lists, but doing so ends up
inconveniencing a lot of people.


Tony Graham
Tony Graham
Mulberry Technologies, Inc.                         Phone: 301-315-9632
17 West Jefferson Street, Suite 207                 Fax:   301-315-8285
Rockville, MD USA 20850                 email: tgraham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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