This page submits a new posting to the FAQ server, making it the child of a posting that has already been submitted to and accepted by the FAQ server.
The "Parent Archive-name" is the full Archive-name of the parent posting, which is usually part 1 of a multi-part posting.
Things to Consider
- The child article will be posted only when its parent is. For example, even if you ADD a child posting when there are still two weeks remaining before the parent is due to be posted, the child will not be posted until the two weeks expire and the parent is posted, at which point the child will be posted along with it. Child postings also contain a References: header which points to the parent article, so people using threaded newsreaders will be able to manipulate the entire series as a single thread, including (for example) saving the entire thread to a file with one command.
- Even though postings are tied to a parent in this way for the sake of controlling when they are posted, they are still treated as independent entities by the FAQ server for the sake of updating them (and for the sake of passwords -- each posting in a multi-part posting chain has its own password, although you can certainly use the same password for more than one posting if you wish). Therefore, you use the normal UPDATE command to update parent and child postings, one at a time, just as you would if they were not linked.
Enter the password associated with the posting and new FAQ in the spaces below. Your Email address is required so the results can be forwarded to the right place.