Re: What influences your choice of HATs? (new poll)

Subject: Re: What influences your choice of HATs? (new poll)
From: "Jonathan West" <jwest -at- mvps -dot- org>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 13:57:15 +0000

On 31/01/2008, Suzanne Chiles <suzchiles -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Cross-posting is including all the of the addresses of all the lists in the
> same e-mail. This results in havoc for the list managers, as when people
> select "Reply All" to reply to a cross-posted email, emails to those lists
> the replier doesn't belong to are bounced.
>
> 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, if one needs to reach
> many lists with the same information.

Be aware that if posting to newsgroups rather then email lists, the
precise opposite is the strong preference. Cross-post rather than
multipost. That is because replies then are also crossposted and
everyone can see whether a question has been answered. Also, most
newsreaders are capable of noticing if a message has been crossposted
and will mark it as read in all groups you subscribe to rather than
merely the group you read the message in.

Regards
Jonathan West
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Follow-Ups:

References:
What influences your choice of HATs? (new poll): From: Tim Mantyla
Re: What influences your choice of HATs? (new poll): From: Roy Jacobsen
RE: What influences your choice of HATs? (new poll): From: Suzanne Chiles

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