This article is from the Italy FAQ, by Gianluigi Sartori email@example.com, Paolo Fiorini firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Last modified: May 27 1994
Massimo Boninsegni <email@example.com> writes:
It is not ``inappropriate'' to seek this sort of information on sci;
however, it is important to realize that sci was not specifically created
to provide it, unlike other newsgroups such as rec.travel.
Therefore, the person who posts such a request should not have unrealistic
expectations. If the information is urgently needed, one should definitely
consider more efficient ways of obtaining it, such as consulting one
of the excellent travel guides available, such as Feodor's, or calling a
travel agent, or even posting on rec.travel.
Sure, on a lucky day, somebody who knows everything one would ever want to
know about XXX, owns an empty apartment there and is seeking someone to
rent it to, will happen to be on the net, with enough time to type everything
in. More often, however, no useful reply will be received and this should
elicit no offense or disappointment; it simply means that nobody, among the
netters who are most frequently visiting the newsgroup at that time can
provide the desired information.