Cross-posting..reminder 
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 Cross-posting..reminder

hi folks,
yes, i have cross-posted..i would like to ask all of you to help out
with the cross-posting problem...please delete the other ngs, when you
respond to a (spam) post..this will help us all out..and help contain
the flames that always seem to spark over cross-posted spam..(ie: the
aspartame thread)

thank you for your help
--
your friend
lynn  :-)

'each & every heart it seems, is bounded by a world of
dreams'...justin hayward



Tue, 09 Oct 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Cross-posting..reminder

Quote:


> >hi folks,
> >yes, i have cross-posted..i would like to ask all of you to help out

> Interesting to see the error in your ways - so why cross post?

IMNSHO people should set followup-to: headers when they crosspost in most
cases. If you want your group bypassed in a crossposted thread, set the
header and remove your group from the followup-to: header and/or newsgroups:
header. If you want a safe place to send a thread the group alt.dev.nul is
often a good choice for the followup-to: line.

The traditional way to stop crossposted and flame threads is to set a header
in your newsreader  

Followup-To: alt.dev.null

 - or -

Followup-To: name.of.group.discussion.belongs.in

alt.dev.null is a good place to kill annoying threads, since it is moderated
but is self-moderated so the clueless will just get error messages if they
try to post a followup to the post in question. I believe a FAQ on how
alt.dev.null works is posted in that newsgroup for the curious.

to set followup-to: in agent (probably free agent too)
press F (followup)
then ctrl+D (display extra headers)
then click the followup-to: line
then fill in alt.dev.null in the edit-box,
and voila` you have set followup-to: alt.dev.null !!

-- Mick
(taking my own advice and sending this to eli the bearded's newsgroup :-)
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Sat, 13 Oct 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 
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