This is not a test!
ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Fri Apr 30 03:28:19 EST 1993
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 John Cleese would say: "I wish to register a complaint!". What's with
: the rash of "This is a test." postings on the bionet.* newsgroups.
: I don't usually get the opportunity to use a newsreader with subject
: killing, and it's getting to be a pain. (I have thread selection, but that's
: beside the point). (Please) could all the FAQ writers be so kind as to
: insert a statement that test posting to inappropriate groups (except by
: moderators and the like) are:
: - rude and bloody annoying,
: - a real pain to email subscribers,
: - there are newsgroups to do tests in,
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?
Dr. A.J.Travis, | JANET: <ajt at uk.ac.sari.rri>
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