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Re: Multiposting Advice

  • Subject: Re: Multiposting Advice
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2005 03:22:54 +0100
  • Newsgroups: uk.tech.misc
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
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> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@schestowitz.com> wrote in message
> dd6htj$19de$2@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk">news:dd6htj$19de$2@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk...
>> Tintin wrote:
>>> When I sold my old PC I archived files onto disk.
>>> In the past Ive always inserted the disk into my laptop and double
>>> clicked
>>> drive D and the folders have opened for me to select a file.
>>> The dive is beiing read because it names the disk but it wont open  to
>>> display folders.
>>> In the left hand column of My Computer it says the disks name, but size
>>> 0 bytes
>>> and 0 free space
>>> Some of the files I cant open are avi or mid or rm files, but I can open
>>> them by loading them into media player or real player.
>>> I could open these files on my disks about  2 weeks ago, but now it wont
>>> let me.
>>> Any ideas?
>>> Windows XP SE
>>> Internet Explorer browser.
>> Don't multi-post. You are duplicating effort by doing so. Cross-post
>> instead...
>> Roy

Tintin wrote:

> I am sorry. I am quite new to posting I dont know what cross posting
> means. I did place this in another newsgroup cos I cant seem to find an
> appropriate one for this kind of thing.

No problem, this wasn't a complain, but a suggestion which you can make use
of in the future.

If you choose to post a message to several topical groups, you need to
specify them all in the "to" field of one single message rather than
posting separately. This way, the threads develop in all groups in tandem
and it becomes clear what gets said where. Otherwise, in the case of
multi-posting, responders might repeat the same advice, unaware of a
discussion which goes on elsewhere.

On to a different matter, since newsgroups involve a large number of readers
and very many messages, following large threads can be difficult. This is
especially true if one does not keep track of the conversation from the
very beginning. By always posting your reply (follow-up) at the bottom
(rather than the top), you preserve a chronological order which is easier
for others to follow. It is called bottom-posting. 

All the best,


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