I agree with you. Also, I tend not to respond to
posts if I think my response will be cross-posting
into forums where I would not post it if given a
Cross-posting was perhaps a good idea at first glance,
but most of us will go to the individual forum to read
a post, and Mosaic is a better way of seeing new posts
and picking since it shows which forum the post is located
in now. It might also work if one could chose from the
list of places cross-posted where the reply would go.
I do think the whole thread view option is the
best way to see if anything in a thread is helpful.