Posting Rules etc.

Subject: Posting Rules etc.
From: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 14:06:11 -0600

There's a clause in the posting Q & A about NOT
REPOSTING messages. To wit:

Q: Why did my message bounce back from Compuserve (or AOL or
any other address besides something at LISTSERV.OKSTATE.EDU)?
A: You post an article. You get a bounce message a few minutes
later. You swear, "Rats, it didn't work." You post again.
Trouble is, you can get a bounce message because there's one
bad address on the subscriber list (someone who didn't
unsubscribe before losing an account, for instance). The
bounce message generally tells you that, if read carefully--
or you could just wait and see if your article shows up.
So, before reposting a "bounced" article, please be sure
it was truly bounced from the LIST and not just undeliverable
to a single addressee. Contact the listowner before reposting
if you have any doubt. (Thanks to Stan Brown for this one. EJR)

Please don't repost. If the listserv TELLS YOU that the message
was already posted, trust it.

Also, READ THE ADMIN MESSAGES. That's why I write them.


Eric J. Ray ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com
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