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Old March 7th 08, 08:51 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.rescue
Writerosity
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I know that cats hunch their backs, bristle their fur and spit when
they are threatened by other animals, but my kitten likes to hunch
his
back when I'm petting him. Why does he do this, if this is behavior
normally associated with fear? TIA

Writerosity

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Old March 8th 08, 01:06 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.rescue
Ted Davis[_2_]
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On Fri, 07 Mar 2008 12:51:05 -0800, Writerosity multiposted the same
message yet again:

Multiposting is *evil*.

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Old March 14th 08, 07:59 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.rescue
Writerosity
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On Mar 7, 6:06*pm, Ted Davis wrote:
On Fri, 07 Mar 2008 12:51:05 -0800, Writerosity multiposted the same
message yet again:

Multiposting is *evil*.


It's important to me to get responses quickly, therefore I post the
message several times on different newsgroups. I sent each one
individually, so it's not spam.

Writerosity


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Old March 15th 08, 12:28 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.rescue
Ted Davis[_2_]
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On Fri, 14 Mar 2008 12:59:57 -0700, Writerosity wrote:

On Mar 7, 6:06*pm, Ted Davis wrote:
On Fri, 07 Mar 2008 12:51:05 -0800, Writerosity multiposted the same
message yet again:

Multiposting is *evil*.


It's important to me to get responses quickly, therefore I post the
message several times on different newsgroups. I sent each one
individually, so it's not spam.


So, getting quick reponses is more important than not ****ing off the very
people who would respond?

Think about this: most of us read a number of related groups, but not in
the same order - some of us will find one copy first, some will find
another. Now consider how someone feels after spending time and effort
answering a question - sometimes involving research and careful thought,
only to find that the next group they visit has an similar answer to
another copy of your message that they didn't know about. Then the other
person finds the message you posted - two people feel they have wasted
their time and effort on someone who wasn't polite enough to indicate that
he had posted the same question in other groups. Such people are often
plonked by people who might be very helpful the next time you asked for
assistance ... except you ****ed them off and they told their newsreader
to ignore you.

Best results are obtained by posting to the single most appropriate group
- most of the best regulars read their groups a couple of times a day or
more often.

If it is *necessary* for some valid reason to post to multiple groups, the
only acceptable way is to crosspost and set replies to the most
appropriate group so most people will see all the responses (those that
don't or can't read that group won't, of course). Of course, crossposting
is also evil, but not as much so as multiposting. There is a reason many
usenet providers block crossposting (it isn't practical to block
multiposting).

You have added yet another example to the growing feeling among many
expert users that messages posted through groups.google.com should be
filtered out on general principles because so many of them are posted by
thoughtless people who haven't bothered to learn even basic usenet
etiquette.

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T.E.D. ) MST (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
used to be UMR (University of Missouri - Rolla).


 




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