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This kinda speaks for itself.

Only found because the perpetrator associated his accounts.

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We should give him the benefit of the doubt and assume it was a misunderstanding of how the system works in my opinion. – Tom Mar 24 '11 at 13:12
It would be possible to have a tool that checked for cross-posting... – Ian Ringrose Mar 24 '11 at 13:30
@Tom: IMHO, he should have known something was wrong when he typed (copy/pasted?) his question for the eighth time. – John Mar 24 '11 at 13:33

This might be an isolated incident right now, but I worry it may grow worse in the future. Maybe a close-as-duplicate-on-another-site option? Then the duplicate could live on as a reference to the canonical version (provided it has some value).

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