[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Bug#2381: Pine posts...NOT Pine does not set a default NNTP server

Ian Jackson writes:
> The articles in news.announce.newusers are not intended for the
> authors of software packages, who are presumed to know what they're
> doing.  They tell you `don't post private email'; they don't tell you
> `a Newsgroups line doesn't mean that the mail message you're reading
> was posted'.

No, but I would think that the part about not, in any circumstances,
posting private email should strike software developers as a design
consideration.  The implementation considerations are entirely another
story...  (and much less likely to be documented other than by de-facto

Carl Streeter                   |  "Etiquette-wise, there is no proper time
streeter@cae.wisc.edu           |    to use the phrase 'It sucks.'" --Dogbert
Just another Perl hacker        |  "I'm a heartless bastard." --Linus Torvalds
Ask me about Debian/GNU Linux.  |    http://www.cae.wisc.edu/~streeter/

Reply to: