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Tim McGuire
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Joined: Apr 30, 2003
Posts: 820

What are the guidelines? If I see someone has posted the exact same question to other forums, what should I do? move along quietly, complain, be more helpful than the other site?
Henry Wong
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Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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While cross posting with other sites is not forbidden, we do ask that the post be mentioned.

http://faq.javaranch.com/java/BeForthrightWhenCrossPostingToOtherSites


Generally, the best solution is to just post a link to the cross topic. And let the moderators deal with the yucky part of enforcing the rules.

Henry


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Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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How about PM-ing the forum leader? Then nobody will know who noticed the cross-post. Or you can see how Darryl Burke handles it: 1, 2, 3, etc etc.

You can see how much annoyance cross-posting causes. I personally dislike it more than some of the other moderators.
paul wheaton
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Joined: Dec 14, 1998
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I see it as a competition. It's ON baby! Let the best forums WIN!


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Janeice DelVecchio
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Joined: Sep 14, 2009
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:How about PM-ing the forum leader? Then nobody will know who noticed the cross-post. Or you can see how Darryl Burke handles it: 1, 2, 3, etc etc.

You can see how much annoyance cross-posting causes. I personally dislike it more than some of the other moderators.


You know what steams my lobster is searching on google to try to help folks and finding their exact question reposted once, twice, more times.... on several sites.


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Andrew Monkhouse
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Joined: Mar 28, 2003
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paul wheaton wrote:I see it as a competition. It's ON baby! Let the best forums WIN!

I have no problem with that, as long as it is announced that they have cross posted in another forum.

But if someone posts in several forums without mentioning that, and I happen to notice it, then I will never answer their questions again. Not out of malice. I will simply make the assumption that they have posted multiple times and that there is no need for me to look at their question since they will get the answer elsewhere.


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Campbell Ritchie
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Janeice DelVecchio wrote:
I feel the same way about cross-posts.
 
 
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