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The guidelines say ``no cross-posting'', and we mean it.  We often
are asked why.

The most frequently selected cross-posting target is austin.general.
That's one where the rule holds hard and fast.  Cross-posting to
austin.general doesn't bring you any benefits (c.f. the "Why should
I use" question).  It just adds clutter to an already congested
newsgroup.  The whole purpose of this group is to move announcements
out of austin.general.  If you go cross-posting back there, you've
defeated the entire purpose of this group.

There are additional reasons why we do not accept cross-postings.
For instance, there are technical difficulties with handling cross-posted
messages to moderated groups.  Many moderators (including yours truly)
discourage them, because they create added hassle and work for
moderators.

We will, on occasion, bend this rule when the cross-posting is to
a highly appropriate group.  We will not accept cross-postings that
appear to be a scattershot attempt to reach every news system on
the face of the planet.

Please note that re-posting is something different than cross-posting.
Cross-posting is when you specify a comma-delimited list of groups in
your Newsgroups: line.  When you do that, only a single message is
transmitted, and that one message gets placed into all the cross-posted
groups.  Re-posting is sending your message multiple times to multiple
groups.  Re-posting is an outright violation of Usenet netiquette.
The best you can expect from a re-posting to austin.announce is a
stern lecture from the moderator. :-)

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