Re: XNA redux
- From: Mike Dee <mikedee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:50:18 +1000
On Sun, 14 Sep 2008 10:16:15 -0700, Mike Easter wrote:
Mike Easter wrote:[...]
... but I disagree with both of those concepts, because the XNAer is
'predicting' that what they said at one point in time is no longer
'relevant' at some other point in the future, but the article may actually
have unexpected relevance that they cannot predict in advance; and the
privacy issue is 'misguided' because there is nothing to prevent some
other poster from citing what the XNAer said, so that the content of the
xna post is preserved anyway.
I agree with your sentiments here, purely because I've had the need of
researching so old posts on De-Ja-Google, only to discover the actual
posts I was trying to recover had XNA's set (I could only at best locate
snippets quoted in posts by others). This is about the only beef I have
with somebody setting XNA. I do believe though that this is somebody's
choice and even if I disagree with it, I won't condemn them for it.
OTOH I don't see the point (of setting XNA) because the post is available
for a couple of weeks at GG, anyway. That and some servers apparently
don't acknowledge XNA headers.
That article goes on to say that newsreaders such as OE which aren't very
capable of adding headerlines can use the first line for such as GG ^1
http://www.livinginternet.com/u/ua_prev.htm Prevent Newsgroup Postings
From Being Archived
This article^2 tells OE users how to create a true XNA header by using the
World <return> trick in Keywords or Distribution. ^2
http://www.helpwithwindows.com/windows95/oe-24.html it is possible to add
custom headers to your news posts.
Good links, thanks
OTOH ontheotherhand; if the XNA choice is based on some kind of
'copyright' concept, then I think that angle should be discussed by those
who believe so -- because copyright is different from XNA.
Speaking of copyright and XNA. Once in a NG (a couple of years back)
I "outed" a regular who also happened to set an XNA, he would
sometimes post verbatim posts made in other NGs by other posters, without
crediting the posts to who had originally made them. He was blatantly
plagiarizing IOW. I drew the conclusion that he was setting XNA to
minimize getting found out. On confronting him about this he got very
indignant and hostile about it.
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