The huge lot that had the NIB 8" floppies is now on ebay

Peter Coghlan cctalk at
Tue Sep 6 10:48:32 CDT 2016

Noel Chiappa wrote:
>    > when folks just dump an ebay item number rather than a full link, those
>    > posts should die
> Why? It's a tiny bit more work to use them (prepend the number with the
> string "", and away you go), so one can't just click
> and go, but are people really that unwilling to go to the slightest effort?

Any given posting to a mailing list is sent by one person and read by many.
If there is a small effort to be made, it makes more sense for the sender to
make it once than all the interested recipients to have to duplicate the effort.

On the other hand, faulty spam filters may be more likely to stomp on messages
containing urls so there may be also be a case for not including urls in postings
if possible.

Peter Coghlan.

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