Policy change: Halting crossposting of messages

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at NET.BIO.NET
Wed Aug 27 12:05:23 EST 1997


In developing our spam filtering software, we have come to realize
that continuing to allow crossposting of messages to newsgroups
outside of bionet considerably complicates our task.  In the interest
of expediting the implementing of spam filtering, therefore, we will
stop allowing crossposting.  

This means that a message intended for both bionet and another
newsgroup hierarchy (e.g., sci.bio or sci.med) will need to be posted
separately.

We can reinstitute crossposting at a later time, but I would like to
know whether the absence of crossposting is a major or minor
inconvenience.  Please send me your opinions at
biohelp at net.bio.net

Thanks,

Serge Taylor
Biosci Administrator
Stanford University




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