Zen and the Art of the Internet

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The Newsgroups: line isn't limited to just one group---an
article can be posted in a list of groups.  For instance, the line
posts the article to both the groups and
comp.simulation. It's usually safe to crosspost to up to three
or four groups.  To list more than that is considered ``excessive
It's also suggested that if an article is crossposted a
Followup-To: header be included.  It should name the group to
which all additional discussion should be directed to.  For the above
example a possible Followup-To: would be
which would make all followups automatically be posted to just, rather than both and comp.simulation.  If every
response made with a newsreader's ``followup'' command should go to
the person posting the article no matter what, there's also a
mechanism worked in to accommodate.  The Followup-To: header should
contain the single word poster:
      Followup-To: poster
Certain newsreaders will use this to sense that a reply should never
be posted back onto The Net.  This is often used with questions that
will yield a summary of information later, a vote, or an