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Everybody hates multiposting right? Everyone knows about it, and some
people do it regardless... what i hate
is when instead of answering a question in the group... you get 3 or 4
responses of "DON"T MULTIPOST"

Wow... why don't you stop being a suck and post something helpful...

I've been viewing a handfull of newsgroups for the past year and they are
filled with tons of whiners,
nitpicking at everyone's posts. Guess what, this isn't english class and
its a place to share ideas and help eachother
not bitch and complain about everyone's posting.

I guess i'm being a bit hypocritical here but there are so many out there I
think it is time you found out people don't
like it when you post usesless crap.

But anywho... let the flame wars begin!
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Everybody hates multiposting right? Everyone knows about it, and some
people do it regardless... what i hate
is when instead of answering a question in the group... you get 3 or 4
responses of "DON"T MULTIPOST"

Wow... why don't you stop being a suck and post something helpful...

I've been viewing a handfull of newsgroups for the past year and they are
filled with tons of whiners,
nitpicking at everyone's posts. Guess what, this isn't english class and
its a place to share ideas and help eachother
not bitch and complain about everyone's posting.

I guess i'm being a bit hypocritical here but there are so many out there I think it is time you found out people don't
like it when you post usesless crap.


wow!, a multipost troll,
Happy new year to you 2

Sims
Jul 17 '05 #2

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Joe Blow wrote:
Everybody hates multiposting right? Everyone knows about it, and some
people do it regardless... what i hate
is when instead of answering a question in the group... you get 3 or 4
responses of "DON"T MULTIPOST"

Wow... why don't you stop being a suck and post something helpful...


If writing something helpfull, it just means that the person will continue to
multipost and not learn to only crosspost to a small selected number of
newsgroups (3-4 of them).

Jul 17 '05 #3

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Joe Blow > wrote in message ...
Why don't you stop being a suck and post something helpful...


The simple answer is that people *are* being helpful by saying don't
multipost, as they are educating the OP not to do it, plus other people who
are browsing here will also be educated.
Jul 17 '05 #4

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"Steve R." <stevie_ritchie(NOSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:iL*********************@news-text.cableinet.net...
Joe Blow > wrote in message ...
Why don't you stop being a suck and post something helpful...
The simple answer is that people *are* being helpful by saying don't
multipost, as they are educating the OP not to do it, plus other people

who are browsing here will also be educated.


Ok, just my 2cents

But rarely do I see someone educate. They say don't multi-post, you shoud
cross-post, however, I rarely see someone explain the difference.

Mutli = posting a message in several news groups individualy
Cross= posting to several at one time with one post, sorta like a CC in
email.

Or do I have this backwards?
--
Mike Bradley

Jul 17 '05 #5

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"Joe Blow" <jb***@joeblow.com> wrote in message
news:KX********************@news20.bellglobal.com. ..
Everybody hates multiposting right? Everyone knows about it, and some
people do it regardless... what i hate
is when instead of answering a question in the group... you get 3 or 4
responses of "DON"T MULTIPOST"

Wow... why don't you stop being a suck and post something helpful...

I've been viewing a handfull of newsgroups for the past year and they are
filled with tons of whiners,
nitpicking at everyone's posts. Guess what, this isn't english class and
its a place to share ideas and help eachother
not bitch and complain about everyone's posting.

I guess i'm being a bit hypocritical here but there are so many out there I think it is time you found out people don't
like it when you post usesless crap.

But anywho... let the flame wars begin!


I agree with both Joe Blow but also agree the multiposters need to know the
rules. How bout a compromise and let's say what your mothers should have
taught you all, 'if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything
at all', but if you do want to answer their question maybe add a nice
'Please don't multipost' to it. That way everyone is happy. Ahhh.
My personal pieve is when there are multiple 'don't multipost' messages
across the groups for the same message, causing more pollution than the
multipost itself. Oh, and people that get stuck in the intersection when the
light turns red cause they couldn't watch more than 10 feet in front of
their car, I hate that too.
Steve.
Jul 17 '05 #6

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CountScubula wrote in message ...
Mutli = posting a message in several news groups individualy
Cross= posting to several at one time with one post, sorta like a CC in
email.


Yes because when you cross-post, the replies will be seen in all the
groups, so people won't need to duplicate replies in different groups. This
assumes that people don't strip out the newsgroups listed in the reply,
which sometimes happen when people cross-post to the wrong groups :~)

Here's the info ...

Why and how to crosspost
http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/usenet/xpost.html

Crosspost, don't multipost
http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm#xpost

Why and how to crosspost
http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/usenet/xpost.html

How am I supposed to post my replies in a newsgroup?:
http://allmyfaqs.com/faq.pl?How_to_post
Jul 17 '05 #7

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CountScubula wrote in message ...
Mutli = posting a message in several news groups individualy
Cross= posting to several at one time with one post, sorta like a CC in
email.


Yes because when you cross-post, the replies will be seen in all the
groups, so people won't need to duplicate replies in different groups. This
assumes that people don't strip out the newsgroups listed in the reply,
which sometimes happen when people cross-post to the wrong groups :~)

Here's the info ...

Why and how to crosspost
http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/usenet/xpost.html

Crosspost, don't multipost
http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm#xpost

How am I supposed to post my replies in a newsgroup?:
http://allmyfaqs.com/faq.pl?How_to_post
Jul 17 '05 #8

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"Szar" <za*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:B7*****************@newssvr23.news.prodigy.co m...
.................. Oh, and people that get stuck in the intersection when the
light turns red cause they couldn't watch more than 10 feet in front of
their car, I hate that too.
Steve.


Ok, so I don't go off NG topic, let me do this as a php thing

$type = "grid-lock people";
$noun = "intersection";
$shout = "DON'T GO!";
$iHate = "I hate $type, if there is no room across the $noun for you,
$shout";

(hey, that felt kinda good, there shoud be a NG for this sorta thing)

--
Mike Bradley
http://gzen.myhq.info -- free online php tools
Jul 17 '05 #9

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One thing in particular... when there is a post and someone relpys with only
the saying Don't multipost and thats it.... Why bother replying to the post
if you're not gonna respond to their question. .but instead just flame them
from multiposting... i can understand saying don't multipost to educate the
uneducated... but do it only if you're gonna post a helpfull reply to their
question along with it... anyone agree???? sounds reasonable enough
Jul 17 '05 #10

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"Joe Blow" <jb***@joeblow.com> wrote in message
news:KX********************@news20.bellglobal.com. ..
Everybody hates multiposting right? Everyone knows about it, and some
people do it regardless... what i hate
is when instead of answering a question in the group... you get 3 or 4
responses of "DON"T MULTIPOST"


I don't mind the "Don't Multipost" messages... it lets me know that the
message was posted in different groups (as compared to cross posted in
different groups)

If somebody cross posts a message to 4 or 5 groups then I can see if
somebody has taken the time to help them and answer any questions they
had...

If the message was multiposted to 4 or 5 groups then I don't know if the
persons question was answered or not in a group I don't read (in all the
groups this message is going to, I only read 1 of them, alt.html, even
though I might be able to answer questions pertaining to other groups this
message is going to)

If I read a message and somebody has a problem and a few questions, I will
read all replies to that message first and then if I think I can contribute
something to the thread/solution I will post... but if the message is
multiposted to a few groups, then I'm not going to go and find out if the
question was answered there, instead I will just presume it is being handled
by somebody else and save myself the 10-15 minutes it would take to reply to
it.

Jul 17 '05 #11

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You'll find that most public forums, chat, etc. are filled with whining and
bitching.
This is due to the fact that the end user is "hidden" while at the same
time, they have
somewhere to vent their frustrations, emotions, or whatever it might be.

Pretty sad really, but it's a candidate as a Fact Of Life(TM).
Just live with it and develop skills such as:
- Recognising it
- Avoiding it
- Ignoring it
Works for me.

--
Tony Morris
(BInfTech, Cert 3 I.T., SCJP[1.4], SCJD)
Software Engineer
IBM Australia - Tivoli Security Software

"Joe Blow" <jb***@joeblow.com> wrote in message
news:KX********************@news20.bellglobal.com. ..
Everybody hates multiposting right? Everyone knows about it, and some
people do it regardless... what i hate
is when instead of answering a question in the group... you get 3 or 4
responses of "DON"T MULTIPOST"

Wow... why don't you stop being a suck and post something helpful...

I've been viewing a handfull of newsgroups for the past year and they are
filled with tons of whiners,
nitpicking at everyone's posts. Guess what, this isn't english class and
its a place to share ideas and help eachother
not bitch and complain about everyone's posting.

I guess i'm being a bit hypocritical here but there are so many out there I think it is time you found out people don't
like it when you post usesless crap.

But anywho... let the flame wars begin!

Jul 17 '05 #12

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Joe Blow wrote:
Everybody hates multiposting right? Everyone knows about it, and
some people do it regardless... what i hate
is when instead of answering a question in the group... you get 3 or 4
responses of "DON"T MULTIPOST"
you need a cause if folk pointing the way brings out your hate.
Wow... why don't you stop being a suck and post something helpful...
hmmm. did you stop to think that it is helpful. As well as (hopefully)
educating the o/p, it also lets others know there's little point in wasting
their time.
I've been viewing a handfull of newsgroups for the past year and they
are filled with tons of whiners,
nitpicking at everyone's posts. Guess what, this isn't english class
and its a place to share ideas and help eachother
not bitch and complain about everyone's posting.
ahhh - you want the help desk - it's down the hall on your right. you do
have a charge card?
I guess i'm being a bit hypocritical here but there are so many out
there I think it is time you found out people don't
like it when you post usesless crap.
bingo - but usenet is like that. you have a choice. you could excercise
the choice to join in, to educate and inform. you could excercise the
choice to ignore those posts (or contributors) you don't like, you have
chosen to excercise your whinge-gland. it's your choice.
But anywho... let the flame wars begin!


Happy new year.
--
William Tasso - http://WilliamTasso.com
Jul 17 '05 #13

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One thing in particular... when there is a post and someone relpys with only
the saying Don't multipost and thats it.... Why bother replying to the post
if you're not gonna respond to their question. .but instead just flame them
from multiposting... i can understand saying don't multipost to educate the
uneducated... but do it only if you're gonna post a helpfull reply to their
question along with it... anyone agree???? sounds reasonable enough
Jul 17 '05 #14

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In article <hU*********************@news20.bellglobal.com>,
jb***@joeblow.com says...
One thing in particular... when there is a post and someone relpys with only
the saying Don't multipost and thats it.... Why bother replying to the post
if you're not gonna respond to their question. .but instead just flame them
from multiposting... i can understand saying don't multipost to educate the
uneducated... but do it only if you're gonna post a helpfull reply to their
question along with it... anyone agree???? sounds reasonable enough


Sadly politeness is not a requirement of usnet

--
Whitecrest Entertainment
www.whitecrestent.com
Jul 17 '05 #15

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in post <news:hU*********************@news20.bellglobal.co m>
Joe Blow said:
One thing in particular... when there is a post and someone relpys with only
the saying Don't multipost and thats it.... Why bother replying to the post
if you're not gonna respond to their question.


how do you know the question hasn't already been answered in another
group?

--
brucie
01/January/2004 12:37:05 pm kilo
Jul 17 '05 #16

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Joe Blow wrote:
One thing in particular... when there is a post and someone relpys
with only the saying Don't multipost and thats it.... Why bother
replying to the post if you're not gonna respond to their question.
.but instead just flame them from multiposting...
you think it's a flame?
i can understand
saying don't multipost to educate the uneducated...
good start
but do it only if
you're gonna post a helpfull reply to their question along with it...
anyone agree???? sounds reasonable enough


nope - it's a warning to others that any time spent on this post is likely
wasted as there may well be sufficient replies elsewhere.

--
William Tasso - http://WilliamTasso.com
Jul 17 '05 #17

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Joe Blow wrote:
One thing in particular... when there is a post and someone relpys
with only the saying Don't multipost and thats it.... Why bother
replying to the post if you're not gonna respond to their question.
.but instead just flame them from multiposting... i can understand
saying don't multipost to educate the uneducated... but do it only if
you're gonna post a helpfull reply to their question along with it...
anyone agree???? sounds reasonable enough


Often the blunt, "Don't multipost" is a response from someone who's already
responded with a helpful reply in another ng - after all, that's how a
multipost is recognised, you've seen it before. Then, when they come across
the same post again, I can appreciate their having an urge to rattle off a
quick "Don't multipost".

I do agree that a link to a "how to xpost page" such as Jukka's at
http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/usenet/xpost.html is useful as part of the
response.

--
PeterMcC
If you feel that any of the above is incorrect,
inappropriate or offensive in any way,
please ignore it and accept my apologies.

Jul 17 '05 #18

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"Joe Blow" <jb***@joeblow.com> wrote in message
news:KX********************@news20.bellglobal.com. ..
Everybody hates multiposting right? Everyone knows about it, and some
people do it regardless... what i hate
is when instead of answering a question in the group... you get 3 or 4
responses of "DON"T MULTIPOST"

Wow... why don't you stop being a suck and post something helpful...

I've been viewing a handfull of newsgroups for the past year and they are
filled with tons of whiners,
nitpicking at everyone's posts. Guess what, this isn't english class and
its a place to share ideas and help eachother
not bitch and complain about everyone's posting.

I guess i'm being a bit hypocritical here but there are so many out there I think it is time you found out people don't
like it when you post usesless crap.

But anywho... let the flame wars begin!


I agree. I also hate the whining bastards who point out every typo you
make.

l8r, Mike N. Christoff


Jul 17 '05 #19

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On Fri, 02 Jan 2004 13:02:13 -0500, Michael N. Christoff wrote:
I agree. I also hate the whining bastards who point out every typo you
make.

l8r, Mike N. Christoff


You misspelled "later"

--
Jeffrey D. Silverman | jeffrey AT jhu DOT edu
Website | http://www.wse.jhu.edu/newtnotes/

Jul 17 '05 #20

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"Joe Blow" <jb***@joeblow.com> wrote in message news:<KX********************@news20.bellglobal.com >...
Everybody hates multiposting right? Everyone knows about it, and some
people do it regardless... what i hate
is when instead of answering a question in the group... you get 3 or 4
responses of "DON"T MULTIPOST"

Wow... why don't you stop being a suck and post something helpful...

I've been viewing a handfull of newsgroups for the past year and they are
filled with tons of whiners,
nitpicking at everyone's posts. Guess what, this isn't english class and
its a place to share ideas and help eachother
not bitch and complain about everyone's posting.

I guess i'm being a bit hypocritical here but there are so many out there I
think it is time you found out people don't
like it when you post usesless crap.

But anywho... let the flame wars begin!

I assume you meant to say "it is" not "its" in "its a place to share."

....Couldn't resist.
Jul 17 '05 #21

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