RE: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 27, Issue 30

Subject: RE: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 27, Issue 30
From: "Kelly Keck" <kkeck -at- imagine-one -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 07:45:28 -0500

Suzanne Chiles wrote:

> Multi-posting is much preferred over cross-posting

And Joyce replied:

>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...

Nope. Doesn't matter what you do, you can't keep everyone happy. (If you
give people no reason to complain whatsoever, those who get their joy from
whining will be disappointed.)

I'd still lean toward multi-posting rather than cross-posting.
Cross-posting is only helpful to those who are on multiple lists, *and* not
on digest (because if you receive the digest format, you'll still receive
multiple messages, *and* remember not to hit reply-all. Multi-posting seems
to make things less messy for everyone else.

By the way, I'm glad to know the distinction, since I'd never heard the term
"multi-post," but have seen "cross-posted" used a couple times for what I
know now was really a "multi-post."

Kelly K.


Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include support for Windows Vista & 2007
Microsoft Office, team authoring, plus more.

True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.
Help & Manual is the most powerful authoring tool for technical
documentation. Boost your productivity!

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit

To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: RE: Re: employment law, overtime
Next by Author: inserting pdf pages in correct order
Previous by Thread: RE: What influences your choice of HATs? (new poll)
Next by Thread: tortoiseCVS and FM files

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads