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Re: Deleted messages in these newsgroups




Wolf K wrote:
> Aha! Clarification widens.
> 
> Inference: "Cancel" is a fossil left over from the early days of Usenet. 

No really: "Cancel" has been in use and has been effective for a
long, long time after the "early days". Problems arose with rogue
cancels, but I don't recall when that was countered by allowing
people to only cancel their own postings. Also, many news servers
stopped honoring cancel control messages at all.

-p

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