Bug#2381: Pine posts...NOT Pine does not set a default NNTP server
Dale Scheetz writes:
> If it is ok for Pine to post to news groups when running 'news mode' why
> is it all of a sudden inappropriate to offer to post something back to a
> news group currently involved in the thread simply because you are in
> 'mail mode'?
Because it's violently opposed to usenet standards. You're taking something
which was sent to you privately, and probably quoting parts of it for the
world to see. This is how flame wars start, and the main reason
(other than stupidity ;) why they are not "welcome".
This is an unforgivable act, in every way.
> I am passing the bug report on this
> issue upline to the developers, but I wouldn't hold my breath if you are
> looking for this to change any time soon.
Which is why people who use pine for news are regarded along the same lines
as AOL users ;) ;) ;)
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