Cross-posting vs. multi-posting

Subject: Cross-posting vs. multi-posting
From: J Wermont <jwermont -at- sonic -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 17:25:30 -0800

Suzanne Chiles wrote:

> Cross-posting is including all the of the addresses of all the lists
> in the same e-mail. [snip]
>
> Multi-posting, on the other hand, means submitting the same content to
> multiple lists, but each in its own email, thus no bouncing.
>
> Multi-posting is much preferred over cross-posting

Except when it's not. :)

I've had the experience of multi-posting to a few lists and getting
flak from people who are on 2 or 3 of the lists, and who therefore
received my message multiple times. Their suggestion? "Why don't you
cross-post instead? That's much better netiquette."

I guess you can't keep everyone happy...

Joyce
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