Cross posting Etiquette

Discussion in 'MCSD' started by Next, May 20, 2004.

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    Next Guest

    I am guessing that cross posting is posting the same question in different

    I read a couple of postings that might indicate that cross posting is "rude"
    Next, May 20, 2004
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    Mike Guest

    It can be.

    I think most of the people read both the MCAD and MCSD
    boards. Not sur eabout the others so it might not be
    as "rude".

    People that incessantly ask questions that are plainly
    answered on the MS certification pages are in my opinion
    more "rude" than cross posters.
    Mike, May 20, 2004
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    Eric Guest

    Most of us *hate* seeing the same question in different groups. How
    many times do you expect me to answer the same question?

    Eric, May 20, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    Who says you have to answer the same question again? If you reply in one
    group, it will show in both groups.
    Guest, May 21, 2004
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    Hi AEverett,

    There's "cross-posting" and "multi-posting."

    Cross-posting is when you create one message and put more than one newsgroup
    in the Newsgroups: box. To do this in OE you can use the hidden "button"
    under the word Newsgroups in the upper left of the message window. The
    default behavior for cross-posting is for all the messages to show up
    everywhere. Cross-posting to 2 or 3 relevant groups is not rude, but
    cross-posting to everything under the sun is considered rude.

    Multi-posting is posting the exact same message individual times to more
    than one newsgroup. Someone may read in one newsgroup and spend time
    preparing an answer without knowing that the question has been adequately
    answered in another group. I think this is definitely rude, but often
    newbies don't know how to cross-post, so they're forgiven.
    Cindy Winegarden, May 21, 2004
  6. Cross-posting to 2 or 3 relevant groups is not rude, but
    Absolutely, with the emphasis on 'relevant'.
    Nah, those newbies should be tortured, for a while a least!

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, May 21, 2004
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    Eric Guest

    I hadn't noticed... but it's still a distraction...

    Eric, May 21, 2004
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