Moderator's note

davidquarter at davidquarter at
Tue Feb 11 18:17:54 MST 2003

 I just realized that I forgot to delete the part below before sending
out my initial reply to this message.

I assume you still received it?


Date sent:      	Tue, 11 Feb 2003 20:15:59 -0500
To:             	marxism at
From:           	Louis Proyect <lnp3 at>
Subject:        	Moderator's note
Send reply to:  	marxism at

> David Quarter just crossposted something that looks like this:
> >"It is not appropriate for us today to issue a specific call to
> >industrial
> >action," Mr Mackney noted, but he added that the day any war
> >started
> >could
> >see "massive protests in every industry against it". Bob Crow,
> >leader of
> Since I have had to deal with this problem several times recently, let me
> explain what is expected here. If you crosspost something from another
> email list, there is a strong likelihood that you will see the "zig-zag"
> effect seen above--an utter waste of bandwidth. Basically you have to get
> rid of the embedded but invisible end-of-paragraph characters that are
> found at the end of each line and replace them with a space, a task that
> all but the most nerdish (Les Schaffer, me, etc.) find too daunting. Unless
> you are willing to do the up-front work to make crosspostings readable, I
> propose that you do not crosspost. I have already warned one subscriber
> that if he sent zig-zag messages to the list one more time, I'd suspend his
> posting privileges. We are supposed to be revolutionaries here. Would you
> put out a leaflet that read like the junk above?
> Louis Proyect, Marxism mailing list:

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