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Maybe. But stupid or not, I prefer to focus on the intent of the
poster, which is well-intentioned. When in doubt, a little bit
of netiquette is not a bad thing.

On the other hand, I agree with Barry's defence of posting
information about academically-related products such as
books or software. One person's spam is another person's
valued information. Just because you have to pay for something
doesn't make the information crass commercialism.
........Alex Kuskis

----- Original Message -----
From: "Valdis" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2005 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: "apologies for cross-posting"

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> Yes, I have always thought that is the stupidest remark... probably
> left over from the verrrry early days of the net when you could only
> transmit so many bits in a day...
> On Oct 23, 2005, at 12:13 PM, Barry Wellman wrote:
>> "apologies for cross-posting" is one of the most frequent messages
>> I see
>> online when someone posts a notice of a conference or a book.

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