Newsgroup vs Multipost - What's the difference?

newsgroup | multipost |


As a noun newsgroup

is a repository on a computer network where people can post messages, usually about a single subject.

As a verb multipost is

(computing|ambitransitive) to post several copies of (a message) to different newsgroups.

newsgroup

Noun

(en noun)
  • A repository on a computer network where people can post messages, usually about a single subject.
  • * 2003 , Sven Junghagen, Henrik C. J. Linderoth, Intelligent Management in the Knowledge Economy
  • Some of the users are 'old timers'; they have been around in the newsgroup for several years

    Synonyms

    * froup, newsfroup

    See also

    *Usenet

    multipost

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (computing, ambitransitive) To post several copies of (a message) to different newsgroups.
  • It makes more sense to crosspost than to multipost : that way, replies will all appear together in a single thread.

    See also

    * crosspost