This is not a test!
nash at biologysx.lan.nrc.ca
Fri Apr 30 08:41:12 EST 1993
In article <1993Apr30.082726.24031 at gserv1.dl.ac.uk> ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk (Tony Travis) writes:
>From: ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk (Tony Travis)
>Subject: Re: This is not a test!
>Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1993 08:28:19 GMT
>John Nash (nash at ca.nrc.lan.biologysx) wrote:
>: G'day netfolk,
>: <I'm really tempted to cross-post this to all bionet groups, but I'll let
>: reason prevail>
>I am irritated by such cross-postings as much as you are by test messages!
As crossposts also annoy me, I had no intentions of cross-posting... I was
blowing off steam.
>Not in BIOSCI/bionet there aren't, so why not propose the creation of a
>'traditional' Usenet sub-group *.test so that test messages can be
>ignored by those of us who read bionet.general for other reasons?
I had considered putting this in my post, but the follwing thoughts had
occurred to me:
Don't people who read bionet via USENET have access to the group for posting
tests (misc.test, I believe)? Or do some folk have bionet-only feeds. Wrt
people who read via email, doesn't the knowledge that the LISTSERV has
accepted their subscription, and they're receiving mail from the LIST give
them security that the system works? If they have problems when they want
to join the conversations, that's the time to take action.
If there are convincing arguments against the points in the previous
paragraph, I'd be more than pleased to propose a bionet.test/BIOTEST
Comments, Dave? You'd know more about this than me.
John Nash | Email: Nash at biologysx.lan.nrc.ca.
Institute for Biological Sciences, | National Research Council of Canada,
Cell Physiology Group. | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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