[Smaug] [Wireless] dish antennas?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon May 2 22:42:04 PDT 2005

Quoting William Estrada (mrumunhum at popdial.com):

> Is the problem that I used 'CC' or that I posted the request to both 
> mailing list?

To or Cc would cause the problem I referred to.  Bcc would cause that
problem, plus also a different problem:  Most mailing lists thus addressed
would hold the mail for admin attention as being "implicitly addressed".

> I wanted to reach the most people but I don't want to make everyone 
> mad.  I got responses from both groups, very good information from 
> several people.  What would you suggest?

Well, if sending mail to _two_ mailing lists is good, then sending mail
simultaneously to a _dozen_ mailing lists is clearly even better!  Or a
_score_ of them, if you can.  So do that, next time.  After all, the 
Internet is all one big happy family, and everyone should hear from 
you, all at once.  

Seriously -- since you asked -- what I would suggest is pick _one_ forum
to post your question to.  If you don't get a satisfactory answer after
a while, post it to a second one, making sure you summarise any answers
you got before (elsewhere) that didn't work, and why.

You'll be a lot more popular with listadmins, that way, and also with
people who won't be encountering your question redundantly on multiple
mailing lists.

> Sorry if you or anyone else where offended.

Not offended -- but all the listadmins _were_ avoidably inconvenienced.
Not a complaint; just a point.

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