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Is it wrong to ask the same question elsewhere?

I have a question that I asked on MSDN.

I have not gotten an answer on MSDN, and I am wondering if it is frowned on to cross post it to Stack Overflow.

What is the general policy on cross posting from (and to) other Q and A sites if the question is my own?


I've done this before with other sites, most often ServerFault and a vendor site (E.G. VMWare's forums)

If you're doing it because you posted in one place first and aren't getting your answer, by all means post in the second place. If you're doing this for every question, then, well... don't.

Please make sure that when you get an answer in one place, you update the question on the other site!

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    Just a clarification in case anybody misreads what you wrote: cross-posting between Server Fault and a vendor's site is fine. Cross-posting between Server Fault and another Stack Exchange site is not good though - you shouldn't cross-post between SE sites.
    – nhinkle
    Mar 27 '12 at 3:32
  • Yes, thanks @nhinkle, that is what I meant. Mar 27 '12 at 12:36

The reason Stack Overflow exists is because it's better than forums like MSDN. So yeah, if you've posted a (good) question on MSDN and haven't gotten an answer, then by all means post it here; and consider coming here first next time :)

And as unhandled exception says, be sure to post the answer on MSDN if you get one here as a courtesy to the next guy.

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