Re: XNA redux
- From: "Mike Easter" <MikeE@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 05:46:55 -0700
Mike Dee wrote:
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
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.
Thanks for your input. In my searching for discussions about XNA to see
if I could better grasp the arguments in favor, I encountered a prolonged
discussion in a genealogy mailing list which was archived on a website.
The list manager's dilemma was that he felt that XNA should be respected
if possible, and that if it were not technically possible to respect the
XNA (which was the problem being discussed), then it was his
responsibility to reject the XNAers mail from the list instead of
accepting it and archiving 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 would seem to me to be most likely a problem for the websites which
sponge from usenet.
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without crediting the posts to who had originally made them.
In the case of Steve Ackman, whose XNA posts to this group triggered what
little actual discussion of the issues there has been, he is a frequent
newsposter whose posts mostly do *NOT* carry the XNA which was found on
some posts in a thread here. In fact, he has fairly recently posted to
this group without XNA.
Here's his profile (posting history) as viewed by GG:
.... thousands and thousands of posts in scores and scores of groups
including this one with no XNA.
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