cross-posting : Java Glossary


A minor sin in newsgroup posting. It means posting the same message to several newgroups at once, with several newsgroups in the same header. You should normally post a message to at most one newsgroup. If you must post to several, use cross-posting instead of multi-posting. With Agent, you crosspost by putting several newgroups, separated by commas, in the newsgroup: box at the top of the message you are composing. With cross-posting, if somebody monitors several newsgroups to which you have cross-posted, then will see only one copy of the message. With multi-posting, they will see several. Cross posting is a bad idea because it splits up the discussion on the original post. Some people will see only some of the discussion which gets confusing and often leads to flared tempers when people imagine others are deliberately ignoring their posts.

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