From: Randy Hall >Folks, if I could ask a small favor. For those of us on >both lists, please don't cross post unless its >earthshatteringly important ... both lists can be high >volume as it is.
Probably because a lot of people on this list tend to hit Reply without culling the message they're replying to. I've seen posts on the list that have included the previous five posts in the thread, including the post footers (the bits with unsubscribe, website info etc). For example, in the latest Digest (221), there's a post about microcaching (message 8) that's two lines and one word long, but contains three previous posts in their entirety (over 100 lines of text), including three separate sets of footer. That's a 50:1 noise ratio (more when you add the 'no, *I* thought of it first, and I'm gonna take my GPS and go home' crap.