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Re: Personal replies via the BB



Gee - we'll never know all the responses - I'm sure some were sent
privately!

73,
Dennis
WA4ZJJ
----- Original Message -----
From: KC7ZRU - Tate <kc7zru@arrl.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2001 12:01 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Personal replies via the BB


> Hi Steve,
>
> Required? A bit strong. Good form? Usually yes.
>
> If a question is asked publicly - and a request is not made for private
> repossess (as it might be for an OT question) - it IS considered bad
> form to reply in private only. However, it is often done that the
> private reply will contain more info, or more detail than the public
> reply. (BTW - this reply meets this one)
>
> Another measure of whether to reply privatly or not, is whether the
> topic is valid for that group or not. Since 'the question' in question
> here was asked in relation to satalite operations it is 'on topic' for
> this reflector. As such, it meets a 2nd criteria for public reply. (But,
> this reply dosen't meet this one - oh well)
>
> If you don't want to follow a conversation/thread - that's what filters
> are for. If your choice of software won't allow filters (does AOL 5.0? I
> don't think so), there's always delete. If the topic of the group is too
> general (you're looking for something more specific), then subscribe to
> such a group - if it doesn't exist, create it. The whole point is
> choice.
>
> Of course, this is all just IMO. And as usual, YMMV - usually depending
> on the atmosphere of the group. Being a bit new to this reflector, it
> could be that my 'general' ideas don't apply here at all. Comments?
>
> 73
>
> T5z4@aol.com wrote:
> >
> >
> > I'm just wondering, is it required or considered normal practice to
include
> > or CC the list here with every otherwise personal reply...ei, Scott's
"HT
> > recommendation."
>
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