A common scenario on Usenet is that someone will post an item to a\nbunch of groups (this is referred to as "crossposting"), some of which\nare "on-topic" and others are not (by whatever definition is in effect\nin each affected group). What often happens is that posters from groups\nwho deem it to be "off topic" will post, to all affected groups, that it\nis "off topic". But, of course, the problem with this is that they are\nposting this message of off-topicness to groups in which the posting\n*is* on-topic. This then leads to recriminations from those groups\nwhere it is "on-topic" and of course re-recriminations/re-re-recrimination,\netc, etc.\n\nWhat do people think? Should the bearers of the off-topicness just STFU\nabout it, or do they have a right to make their views known?