[cryptome] Re: Cross Posting to other lists

  • From: shelley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:53:37 -0700

[top-posting because of probable troll + tl;dr]

Dear Douglas Rankine,

Welcome to the Internet!

Internet list archives are public.  As such, they will be indexed and
searchable via such fine search engines as DDG, Ixquick and others.

No one asks for anyone's permission to forward or cross-post public
posts to other lists.  This has been the way the Internet and newsgroups
have worked for 3+ decades.  If this does not please you or meet your
expectations, please do not subscribe to public lists which clearly
indicate the posts and archives are public and will be indexed.

thank you,
The Internet

On Sat, Jun 7, 2014, at 02:40 PM, doug wrote:
> Dear John Young,
> Tx for your information regarding cross-posting between groups.  I am 
> grateful that you have asked subscribers to other groups to include 
> previous postings on a subject in which they are participating and 
> interested, to this group; that will be most helpful to me in gaining an 
> understanding of what discussions are taking place on a particular 
> subject.  However, I have one, minor problem which I would like to draw 
> to your attention as the owner of the list, and to the other colleagues 
> who subscribe to this list...and that is the question of my  copyright 
> in my postings to  . It would be most kind and 
> respectful as well as helping to build an element of trust between 
> myself and others on the list, if I was asked for my written permission, 
> before any postings of mine were included in a posting to another list. 
> The second minor problem which I would like to draw to your attention 
> is; have the other subscribers given their permission to you, in writing 
> or otherwise for you to make such a decision on cross posting?
>    I joined this list because I wanted to and because I wished to share 
> information with others on it and learn from it, as I have much 
> appreciated over the years, your website and contents therein, which I 
> have found interesting, educational and entertaining as well.  I am not 
> interested in joining any other lists...at the moment, as, from what I 
> can see they don't appeal to my own particular interests...  With that 
> in mind, may I say that I would much appreciate it if any of our 
> colleagues on this list who cross-post, do not include any postings from 
> me to this list on any other list, without my written permission
> beforehand.
>    I do hope you understand and comprehend that I am not being pedantic 
> here, and that I just want to protect my privacy as much as possible, 
> using my own resources and exercise my rights in what little law there 
> is to protect my privacy and security...One of the problems with the 
> internet is that of one's footprint.  One tries to minimise it as much 
> as possible, but it is an almost impossible task, as so few understand 
> how to limit it.  Far more don't even know that the problem exists.
> Also, I hope you don't mind if I draw attention to the fact, that I have 
> received a number of private emails from subscribers to the cryptome 
> list.  I do hope that those subscribers won't take offence if I do not 
> reply.  It is not that I am being rude, but that I feel that discussions 
> should take place on the list so that everyone can benefit and share 
> information.  It is, after all, why most people subscribe to such lists. 
>    Specialist groups after all, are about being private and secure to 
> their subscribers, and sharing information on particular specialities, 
> hobbies or obsessions with colleagues who have similar interests.  I 
> have no objection to others sending or receiving private emails...goes 
> without saying really...but I have to say it as I have noticed in the 
> past that some folks have taken exception to my suggestions and 
> construed it much wider and in a way which is not meant or intended.
> I trust you will take these matters into consideration and I am looking 
> forward to learning, discussing and sharing a lot more in those 
> subjects  in which I presume we are all interested.
> Douglas Rankine.

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