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James Howerton
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Joined: Mar 14, 2009
Posts: 82
If I post a question 4 days to a week ago and don't get an answer .What there some problem with asking it here.
that is stupid and don't waste my time with your stupid warnings.
take me off this stupid site.
Henry Wong

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 20525

Actually most sites don't allow cross posting -- so it is likely that you will be warned (or even banned) with most other sites.

Javaranch actually allows you to cross post. We just ask that you give us a link, so that users don't waste time answering a question that may have already been answered.

These rules are actually to help you to get more people likely to answer your questions. People hate to waste time. If you think wasting time reading a warning is bad, imagine wasting time answering a question that has already been answered. Sites that don't warn users become infested with crossposters. And tend to drive away people who will rather answer the question elsewhere.


Books: Java Threads, 3rd Edition, Jini in a Nutshell, and Java Gems (contributor)
David Newton

Joined: Sep 29, 2008
Posts: 12617

James Howerton wrote:take me off this stupid site.

Visiting this site, as any other, is voluntary.

And the question you posted here *was* answered on the other site; that you posted another question on that same thread, which you then cross-posted here without mentioning that, is why you received the warning.
paul wheaton

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20972

James Howerton wrote:
take me off this stupid site.

I'm not sure what you request means, so I figure the closest thing is to lock your account. So I locked your account.

I agree. Here's the link:
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