Netiqette question

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Howard, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Howard

    Howard Guest

    Say someone crossposts to two or more groups, one or more of which may be
    an irrelevant, and does not set followups.

    Is the accepted correct response

    a) select the most relevant group and post any replies to that
    group only, or

    b) reply to all first-posted groups, set the followups to a selected
    group and indicate in the body of the message where followups have been
    directed.
    Howard, Feb 23, 2004
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  2. Howard

    ac Guest

    In article <>, howhard1309
    @hotmail.com says...
    > Say someone crossposts to two or more groups, one or more of which may be
    > an irrelevant, and does not set followups.
    >
    > Is the accepted correct response
    >
    > a) select the most relevant group and post any replies to that
    > group only, or
    >
    > b) reply to all first-posted groups, set the followups to a selected
    > group and indicate in the body of the message where followups have been
    > directed.
    >

    option a is probably the way to go.
    Everyone hates crossposting......
    ac, Feb 23, 2004
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  3. Howard

    Howard Guest

    On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 19:28:55 +1300, ac wrote:

    > option a is probably the way to go.
    > Everyone hates crossposting......


    Good point about everyone hating crossposting. But posting only to the
    relevant group leaves the detrius alive in the irrelevant group, for
    other posters to come along and merely add to. In effect, option b is the
    one that reduces crossposting in the long run.
    Howard, Feb 23, 2004
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  4. Howard

    E. Scrooge Guest

    "Howard" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    > On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 19:28:55 +1300, ac wrote:
    >
    > > option a is probably the way to go.
    > > Everyone hates crossposting......

    >
    > Good point about everyone hating crossposting. But posting only to the
    > relevant group leaves the detrius alive in the irrelevant group, for
    > other posters to come along and merely add to. In effect, option b is the
    > one that reduces crossposting in the long run.


    It depends what the topic is about. Such as with Bruce's thread which is
    both "computer" and "political" related.
    Also compared to someone that often posts crap into the computer group it
    usually doesn't do any harm.

    E. Scrooge
    E. Scrooge, Feb 23, 2004
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