>>>>1. You have your Agent set wrong
>>>How should it be set?
>>By default, you see any post - no matter how many cross-postings -
>>only once if you read it in the first group you read.
>>Someone else may first see, and read, your cross-posted message in a
>>different group, but whatever he does with his response (if he doesn't
>>change the headers) won't affect the message remaining in all groups
>>and his reply posting in all groups.
>This is the part I STILL don't understand. Is there another way to
Not really. You just have to think this through. If there is a
specific part of the explanation you don't understand, then ask about
this. If you can't understand the concept in general, I can't help
Quote:>I know I sound like a dummy (I'm not) but this one's got
>me. You mentioned 'by default.' Is there a setting in Forte Agent to
>change the default? If I crosspost in another area of the Usenet
There is no other "area" of Usenet. There is just Usenet, and Usenet
is comprised of many, many discrete groups.
comp.graphics.app.photoshop (this newsgroup) is a group within Usenet.
>see my post in all the groups I posted to.
You can *see* your cross-posted messages in all groups only *before*
you open and read your message in any group. Once you open and read
your message it is not shown to you in other groups but other people
can see your messages in any of the groups before they open and read
A "default" is something that is set by the originator of the software
that can be changed by the user. If it can't be changed, the term
"default" doesn't apply. "Default" simply means "It will be this way
unless you change it".
Forte has put out several versions of Agent over the years, so the
version of Agent that I have may not be the same version as you use.
In mine, the default setting for cross-posting is set by going to
Groups>Default Properties>Crossposts and changing the default
properties there. (You can't be reading a message when you go to
The best way to test this is to subscribe to two of the test groups
(ie: alt.test ed.test) and crosspost a message to both groups and see
what happens with your settings.
>>>Maybe you're right. What I do is address my post to more than one group
>>>- separated by a comma and a space. Isn't that crossposting?
>>Yes, but adding the space might make it not post in the second and
>>other newsgroups. The correct format is:
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida