On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 12:38:00 -0800, "Spirit" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Yeah then I get yelled at by some other yahoo for cross posting.
Cross-posting is *much* better than mutiposting, and if someone
complains about it, you're right that he's a yahoo.
Multiposting just fragments the thread, so someone who answers in one
newsgroup doesn't get to see answers from others in another newsgroup.
And for those who read all the newsgroups the message is multiposted
to, they see the message multiple times instead of once (they would
see it only once if you correctly crossposted instead). This wastes
everyone's time, and gets you poorer help than you should get.
If you must send the same message to more than one newsgroup, please
do so by crossposting -- sending a single message simultaneously to
multiple newsgroups (but only to a *few* related newsgroups).
Please see "Multiposting vs Crossposting" at
> "MP Descartes" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > "Spirit" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >>The FREE version of Avira has a nag screen that pops up almost
> >>full screen when the auto-updater runs. Anyone know the three
> >>ways to disable it?
> > Answered in another thread.
> > Next time cross-post instead of multi-post.
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
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