Gene E. Bloch
OTOH, the Wikipedia article says (I'll copy and paste):
"Multiposting is the preferred[by whom?] way to post the same
information to multiple channels."
That is neither what you said nor what I believe...
Ugh! Wikipedia is dead wrong in this instance, as far as I'm
concerned. Multiposting just fragments the thread, so someone who
answers in one newsgroup doesn't always 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.
Multipost = deploy a *separate* copy of a post to each of two or moreThe way I have agent set up it automatically keeps track of
multiposted messages and only shows one of the many copies as new. The
way things get screwed up is if people add more groups in the middle
of a thread or otherwise "break the chain" established by the original
poster. When the same post is made individually in multiple
newsgroups is when it creates a problem because then it shows up as
new in all of them plus different people answer in different
newsgroups and the answers/thread gets all messed up with bits and
pieces everywhere. WIkipedia is right.
groups by having a single destination in each copy's "To:" field.
Crosspost = deploy a *single* copy of a post to two or more groups by
putting all the destinations on the "To:" field of that single copy.
Wikipedia is wrong (unless it's been changed again since the first
remarks in this thread).