Duplicate Postings Alert! Duplicate Postings Alert!!

Ramakrishna S. Pillalamarri (pkrishna@ARL.MIL)
Fri, 14 Mar 97 9:30:29 EST


Some of the topics recently being discussed in this group have been
posted to both TELUSA and SCIT. The address

        *Will post to SCIT also* <telusa-scit@smartcad4.me.wisc.edu>

includes both these groups. As such, it is neither necessary nor desirable
to also include

        Multiple recipients of list <telusa@cs.wisc.edu>

in the address fields.

I realize that this happens because of using the "reply" option,
or whatever its equivalent is in your respective mail systems.

When both the addresses are used, the listserve is smart enough to detect
that a post is being "unnecessarily" sent twice to TELUSA, but is also
cautious/prudent enough to intimate the "owners" of the group of such
an attempt. This procedure entails the said post being sent to Ratnakar,
Vemuri, two instances of Pillalamarri, thus creating a mess in their
e-mailbox.

This "phenomenon" occurs in cycles. The nature of recent topics, plus 
Paruchuri's exhortation/rebuke to posters about their "small-look" at 
SCIT have caused an uptick to this activity in the past two weeks.

I wish I had a nickel for every such

        "Error Condition Re: Notification: message ignored"

messages, so that I can watch all the movies at the local Nickelodeon.

PLEASE CHECK THIS ASPECT BEFORE YOU HIT THE "SEND" BUTTON. I THANK YOU,
AND MY MAIL-BOX THANKS YOU.

Ramakrishna

PS: On a not-very-related note, very short replies, most of the time 
intended for the original poster, and not of general interest, are 
better of sent to the poster individually, and not to the whole group.

We "think" on and off about "cleaning-up" the accumulated verbiage at the 
home office in Madison, Wisconsin, but haven't actually started to do 
anything. (Ross Perot would say "Are you going to do something or just 
talk about it?"). So, have an eye on the over-flowing archives as well, 
before you hit the send button.

PPS: PLEASE do not include long primary, secondary, and what-every 
level quotations from previous posts.