Newsgroup vs Crosspost - What's the difference?

newsgroup | crosspost |


As nouns the difference between newsgroup and crosspost

is that newsgroup is a repository on a computer network where people can post messages, usually about a single subject while crosspost is (computing) an electronic message posted to multiple newsgroups simultaneously.

As a verb crosspost is

(computing|transitive) to post (a message) to multiple newsgroups simultaneously.

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

    crosspost

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computing) An electronic message posted to multiple newsgroups simultaneously.
  • (computing) An act of crossposting.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (computing) To post (a message) to multiple newsgroups simultaneously.
  • (computing) To make a crosspost.
  • See also

    * multipost