Today I'd have a question to my American friends. What's your understanding of "cross-posting"? I know what dictionaries have to say but just wondered whether there might be a more recent, second meaning which I'm not aware of. (As unlikely as this may be...) I'm asking because the word has been used in German-language forums for some time with a different meaning which I think is non-existent. Here cross-posts are supposedly those posts that are solely written to challenge a member whom you don't like because of what this person had posted earlier on and, thus, do not aim at making a contribution to the topic being discussed. Is there such a meaning of the word cross-posting, would you say, or is the meaning given in dictionaries and lexicons, i.e. to send a single electronic message or article to several different newsgroups at the same time, the only one you'd know of? Thanks in advance for your answers.