Questions tagged [cross-posting]

Cross-posting refers to posting the same question on multiple websites.

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Magic link for commenting cross posted questions for maintaining one copy

I've seen many cross-posted questions occur again and again. It is okay that users urgently seek answers for their problems. The problem is we need to write and add the link of the consensus them ...
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Dissonance between allowing signposts and forbidding crossposts

I want to call out the dissonance between Stack Exchange favoring redundant content within one community and forbidding redundant content between multiple communities. How can we say that duplicate ...
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Ebooks or Graphic Design Stack Exchange for a question about using InDesign to create ebooks?

I have a question about exporting eBooks from InDesign: How to tell InDesign to skip color in css export for the ePub export I asked it on Graphic Design Stack Exchange. But I do not know if that was ...
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Where in my cross-posted question should I mention that the question is cross-posted?

What I understand about cross-posting: Usually, don't. But whenever you do (like if it's really justified to do so), then mention it. Ok, assuming for the sake of argument that something is allowed to ...
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Can I copy and paste (with citation) someone else's unanswered question on a Stack Exchange site onto another site, if it's on-topic on the new site? [duplicate]

I found a question on CS Stack Exchange, which was asked in March. It is too old for migration. There are unanswered electronic questions on Stack Overflow as well. Specifically, I am talking about ...
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Posting questions on different Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

I asked a question on unix.stackexchange and after not getting an answer for two days I asked the same question on Ask Ubuntu. There I got an answer immediately. Should I now delete my first question, ...
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Maximizing visibility when your question works on two metas but you have to choose one?

I'm trying to decide which of two sites is better for a specific question, and so, before deciding, I'd like to first ask about that question on those sites' metas to find out where it's more on topic....
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How can I "ping" other communities / Stack Exchange sites without cross-posting the question?

I found that an interesting and important question that someone asked on one SE site is likely to benefit from answers coming from users who frequent other SE sites. What are the best ways to attract ...
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What other Stack Exchange sites support crossposting like Mathematics and Math Overflow?

The general rule is no crossposting, but what other Stack Exchange sites like Math and Math Overflow approve this after seven days? Can we list them here? I can't remember where, but I remember some ...
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What's the policy on crossposting unnoticed posts from beta communities? [duplicate]

I have posted a question that in my opinion fits best into a beta community. Overall, the attention was not satisfactory although I even posted a bounty and the limited response I got was positive. ...
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Is cross-posting the same question in different languages allowed?

I saw the question Is cross-posting permitted and I am wondering: What's the deal with multiple languages? For example asking something on the the German TeXWelt (of course written in German) and on ...
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Unable to close question because of "answer converted to comment"

I posted a question on Stack Overflow: Postgres: Why did adding index slow down regexp queries? Because of lack of reactions, I later posted the same question on DBA Stack Exchange: Postgres: why did ...
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What is the appropriate way of handling cross-posting?

Recently, two identical questions (copy-paste) were asked by the same user here on MSE, as well as on Stack Overflow. The question is on-topic on both sides, and the question on SO is currently ...
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Is copy-pasting your own answer between Stack Exchange sites appropriate?

I recently posted a question and self-answer on Stack Overflow. Because (in my opinion), it's the best contribution I have made to the site thus far, I would like to post it on other topic-appropriate ...
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Question asked by same person (and answered) on different site - how should it be answered

At this question (and a number of others with similar tags), a SE question has been answered elsewhere on a domain-specific non-SE Q&A site. Indeed, the same user acknowledges posting both places ...
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Do not offer to ask if answers already exits

This question How to convert int to QString? on Stack Overflow (in English) has cross-site duplicate on Stack Overflow in Russian. According to cross-site association technique I as a Russian-speaking ...
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Is it bad form to cross post to Stack Overflow and GitHub? [duplicate]

If I have a question about an open source project on GitHub, is it considered good or bad etiquette to open a new issue for that project on GitHub and post the same question on Stack Overflow (or ...
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Where should multi-discipline questions go? [duplicate]

Some questions can be answered in more than one dimensions. For example, a social phenomena can be explained by mathematical modelling, sociology theories, and / or political / economic theories. ...
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Is it acceptable to cross-post questions to site *metas*?

I recently posted this discussion on MSO when pursuing options for Directing Prior Art Searches from Ask Patents. After reviewing the newly added example prior art request, I'd essentially like to ...
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Am I allowed to indicate crosspost links in my questions on Stack Exchange?

Most of my questions on Health Stack Exchange are unanswered. I therefore sometimes crosspost them on some other websites such as Quora or Reddit. Am I allowed to indicate crosspost links in my ...
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Is cross-posting an answer to similar questions on different Stacks acceptable?

To serve as a complimentary discussion to: Is cross-posting a question on multiple Stack Exchange sites permitted if the question is on-topic for each site? At times the same question will asked on ...
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Crossposting answers on duplicate questions [duplicate]

What is the consensus or policy on crossposting answers on a single Stack Exchange site or across different Stack Exchange sites? (I searched and found a lot of questions and answers about ...
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Asking questions relevant to multiple sites?

Many questions are relevant to multiple SE sites, e.g.,: Can a bash script tell if it's being run via cron? Check if script is started by cron, rather than invoked manually How can I tell a ...
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Is cross-posting allowed on multiple sites if they use a different language? [duplicate]

I understand that simultaneously cross-posting on multiple SE sites is considered inappropriate. What about simultaneously cross-posting to two SE sites in a different language? e.g., a user posts ...
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Why aren't tags used to connect the SE sites in order to make easier to find answers?

Similar questions the same site. Sometimes it happens that I've a problem (when I'm programming in Fortran, or when I'm writing a LaTeX document, ...) that I cannot solve on my own, so I open Google ...
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What's the policy on cross-posting by different users on two sites?

I know that there's no rule against the same question appearing on two Stack Exchange sites if it's asked by two different users at different times (there are many sites with non-trivial overlaps, and ...
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Topics not getting a chance to reach users who could answer

I think it is very frustrating and hurts the sites "usefulness" that people are so prompt at closing topics they don't really understand. It would be nice solutions were found avoid theses cases: ...
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Should I cross-post a question that hasn't been answered? [duplicate]

I didn't get answer from my question for EX:"How to use chrome Plugins in Selenium WebDriver" IN SQA, So can i post same question on Stack Overflow. Please help me... any how iam doing this for to get ...
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How can I tailor this question to three separate sites? [duplicate]

After some interesting discussions it seems my question fits (is on topic for) three different SE sites but if I want to post it to each of them (to access different kinds of experts) then I need to ...
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What is the rationale for not having duplicates across sites?

I tried to flag a question on one SE site as a duplicate of another one on another SE site. It failed with the explanation that the duplicate must be within the same SE site. What is the rationale ...
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Deny cross-posting, but enable site-sharing?

I know cross-posting (writing the same question on more than one SE site) is discouraged and should not be done. I also see the reason for this and agree, but sometimes it is indeed not clear where a ...
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No answer on my SE question, posted it somewhere else, got an answer there: what should I do?

From time to time, a question I posted on some Stack Exchange website didn't get any useful answer or got too many comments that I don't find interesting, which led me to post it another Q&A ...
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Two Posts Enter, One Post Leaves. - Merging identical questions (probably) intentionally asked on two sites

So, yesterday these two questions got posted, one on English Language Learners and one on English Language and Usage: Someone who looks for problems and is not interested in solving an issue ...
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Cross-site posting feature [duplicate]

I sometimes have questions that are suitable for 2 or more Stack Exchange sites. For example, a question on configuring a development database for a website. This question could be posted on ...
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Fix SE for interdisciplinary questions: inter-site posting instead of close-repost

Tl;dr: Replace the migration feature with by-design simultaneous posting questions on multiple sites, with links. The Problem(s) Computer science is a broad field that touches many others. We use ...
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Automatically block identical cross posts [duplicate]

Cross posting is posting exactly the same question on multiple Stack Exchange sites. This is both a common and a highly problematic practice; splintering answers across the network doesn't help people ...
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How to handle duplicate question from another server? [duplicate]

I found basically identical questions - I saw one on SO and immediately saw something rotten in the state of Denmark because this question has definitely been asked before. So I went and googled it ...
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Posting question applicable for 2 communities [duplicate]

I have this question I posted at the Game Development Community. Compressing language for Game use to save Packets Although the question is related to game development, I feel I can get more answer ...
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Is this an appropriate question to ask or cross post in a different SE site?

There is a question that I asked in AskUbuntu however I am starting to wonder if I might not find more accurate and specialist help in Unix and Linux. Is this an appropriate question to cross post or ...
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What should we do about *identical* cross-site duplicates? (i.e., copy-and-paste cross-posting) [duplicate]

In principle, asking a question on multiple sites is fine, since each site has a different community that will probably answer the question in a different way. If the user is consciously choosing to ...
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What about a technical prevention of cross-posting?

Some pairs of Stack Exchange sites have a certain amount of cross-posting. This is for instance the case for Programmers.SE and Stack Overflow, new users having sometimes a difficulty to understand ...
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Is it acceptable to move questions without answers between sites? [duplicate]

I sometimes wonder where to ask a particular question (on Ubuntu? Unix and Linux? Superuser?) because all of the sites will have great people to help. This is not a common case for me but I already ...
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60 day migration limit forces cross posting

I came across a question on Ask Ubuntu. It's a fine question for AU, it's on topic, clear, well written and the OP has been answering all requests for information. Everything is just as it should be. ...
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Is it ok to delete question on one Stack Exchange site (for lack of response) and post it on another Stack Exchange site?

When asking questions related to SharePoint, I generally post them on SharePoint Stack Exchange. But sometimes I don't receive any responses to my question, so I delete the question from SharePoint ...
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Add a warning about cross-site duplicates [duplicate]

In case a user asks the same question on two different SE, it would be great to automatically warn the readers that the question has been cross-posted and give a link to the cross-posts. The ...
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When a question is cross posted, should the answer be cross posted?

I answered this question on SoftwareEngineering.SE, not realising it had been cross posted, as this question on UX.SE. It was subsequently closed on SoftwareEngineering.SE, for reasons not directly ...
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How to ask the same question on different sites? [duplicate]

Suppose I have question, which appropriate to ask on two (or more) different SE sites. Since the audience is different on different sites, I would like to attract all people, who can answer. How ...
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Asking essentially the same question across multiple sites (with site name substitution only)

This user has been asking a spate of questions on various sites with the same text except substitution of X for the name of the site. Examples of evolving networks in X I'm a master student working ...
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How to handle an old cross post?

I just found this post on Stack Overflow and realized that the OP asked the same exact question 9 minutes earlier on Server Fault. Then some days later he answered both of his questions and accepted ...
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Should strictly on-topic cross-posts be put on hold as "off-topic"?

A good question, on topic for two sites Without having read the FAQ on cross-posting, I cross-posted a question (here and here) that was strictly on topic for both sites. In fact, I actually cross-...
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