Hello everybody,

Lately it seems there has been an epidemic of cross-posters. Some members here are very involved at other forums as well as here at VBAX. This is not only very commendable but very time consuming as well. These people do not get paid and volunteer all their time. It can be more than frustrating to find yourself in the midst of a cross-poster. One can lose their taste for helping others.

Some good conversation was held at the JMT board recently, here. A recent example at that board can also be seen here.

Probably the best write-up I've ever seen on it can be found at Ken Puls site:
Please take your time to read through it (it's not too long) and keep it bookmarked for when you see cross-posters.