This is not a test!
nash at biologysx.lan.nrc.ca
Thu Apr 29 18:41:26 EST 1993
<I'm really tempted to cross-post this to all bionet groups, but I'll let
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,
and to paraphase rn/trn/Pnews: "cost the net hundreds, if not thousands of
dollars!". Well it costs somebody money, anyway! I know one can say the
same thing about this posting, but at least I'm trying to stop it continuing.
Thanks for your indulgence in reading my petty outburst!
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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