This general admin message is being sent to all [nnnn] members of [GROUP_NAME] Freegle.
Sending the same message to numerous groups at the same time is called cross-posting. Please only post your message to your local group initially. If you don’t receive a response after waiting 24-48 hours you can then post it to your neighbouring group. Wait again before posting to more groups.
Cross-posting is a problem for several other reasons:
- It drastically increases the number of emails per group
- Many more people have to compete for the same item
- The person cross-posting may have to deal with excess responses
- It can be the cause of no-shows when people realize how far they'll have to drive
On the other hand avoiding cross-posting helps to keep things local, creates more of a sense of community and means less fuel used and less pollution. People who are interested in receiving lots of posts can always join lots of groups
Your friendly [GROUP NAME] moderators.