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Manuel Sotelo
12-17-2001, 11:03 PM
Dear Dr. Viceconti

I first have to apologize, I very sorry that my lack of care sending the
email created such a problem for you. The reason of the message in this list
is because in mine address book "biomed" is the address of a biomedical
engineer friend of mine and this list is "biomch". This mistake, by the way,
is not a first to me. I have a mouse - Outlook Express 5 incompatibility:
when moving it or pointing the mouse "reads" other line, send immediately
half-written text, etc. (and yes, I have already change 3 times the mouse).
But in this particular case I assume the responsibility 100%.

Secondly, Dr. Viceconti. You made me read again in several pages about
Netiquette and I don't find the specific rule you mention " I recommend you
to avoid in the future any cross posting of MBE_Europe content without the
consent of the list or of its moderator.."

Also, since the "Medical Biological Engineering in Europe" list is: (Open
membership, Unmoderated, All members may post and has Public archives) I
don't consider the need to ask the moderator/others members of the list
their approval to send privately or public a post from the list to another
party. (and please correct me if I'm wrong). To my understanding once a text
is publish in an public/open list. The material can be handle as ant public
document, but always referring the source and author. I consider this point
important in the settings of this list Biomech, because members in the list
often crosspost messages and besides netiquette considerations, there is
always the legal status of such cross postings.

Finally, under are the rules about netiquette I found regarding
crossposting. May be some one in the list can send me directly the address
of a more complete rules about cross-postings.
Best Regards
Manuel Sotelo M.D.


*posting USENET News articles to inappropriate newsgroups, posting to
moderated newsgroups without the approval of the moderator, or cross-posting
articles to many newsgroups simultaneously (spamming)

*When sending a message to more than one mailing list, especially if the
lists are closely related, apologize for cross-posting

*In NetNews parlance, "Posting" refers to posting a new article to a group,
or responding to a post someone else has posted. "Cross-Posting" refers to
posting a message to more than one group. If you introduce Cross-Posting to
a group, or if you direct "Followup-To:" in the header of your posting, warn
readers! Readers will usually assume that the message was posted to a
specific group and that followups will go to that group. Headers change this
behavior.
*Some mailing lists are private. Do not send mail to these lists uninvited.
Do not report mail from these lists to a wider audience
*Remember that both mail and news take system resources. Pay attention to
any specific rules covering their uses your organization may have.
*Be careful when you reply to messages or postings. Frequently replies are
sent back to the address which originated the post - which in many cases is
the address of a list or group! You may accidentally send a personal
response to a great many people, embarrassing all involved. It's best to
type in the address instead of relying on "reply."



Dear Mr. Sotelo:
The message you cross-posted to the BIOMCH-L mailing list was originally
intended for the MBE_Europe list. MBE_Europe is specifically devoted to
discuss the role of medical and biological engineering in the sixth
framework program of the European Commission.

I did not cross-post the message to BIOMCH-L since it involves not only
European biomedical engineers. Furthermore, this letter was a very early
draft on which the small MBE_Europe community should discuss, before we
make it public to larger communities such as BIOMCH-L. More in general,
forwarding somebody else message to a mailing list with the author consent
is considered bad Netiquette.

Although I am sure you were moved by very good reasons, I recommend you to
avoid in the future any cross posting of MBE_Europe content without the
consent of the list or of its moderator.

I apologise with BIOMCH-L members who were not interested in the message.
For the others, I suggest you to subscribe also to our list, in order to
continue the discussion on this and other initiatives. You will find more
information at this link below.


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mbe_europe

Best Regards

Marco Viceconti

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