Questions tagged [cross-posting]

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

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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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Check to make sure a duplicate does not exist before migrating

See: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6599739/why-am-i-getting-an-extra-database-entry-when-there-is-no-code-that-can-produce https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6599877/why-am-i-getting-an-...
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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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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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Is cross-posting wrong (to an external site)?

I made a question at Stack Overflow long ago and also posted the same question in a non-Stack Exchange website (Xtreme VB Talk). The question was answered, Combining two PNG images into one image ...
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Is cross-posting a question on multiple Stack Exchange sites permitted if the question is on-topic for each site?

It is possible to migrate a question from one Stack Exchange site to another by closing, but if I have a question that I think is on-topic for multiple Stack Exchange sites, is it OK to post it on ...
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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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Build and strengthen the Stack Exchange community with "crossover questions" between sites

I've been a Stack Exchange contributor for a couple of years now, currently most active on travel.SE. One thing that keeps coming up is questions that would appeal to audiences on two different Stack ...
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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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Show on 'other site' switch [duplicate]

Feature request / idea: Sometimes a question seems to fall in between two sites. An example might be PHP email questions, could be the code or could be the php.ini which often ends up being a system ...
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Co-petition with PerlMonks?

What is the ideal stance to take with regard to other similar resources, such as PerlMonks?
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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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Ask questions posted in other Stack Exchange sites

Is there a way to link a previously asked question in other stack-exchange sites, which can be re-asked in yet another stack-exchange site? For example, I have asked a question in Super User and ...
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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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How should we deal with questions that fit on more than one Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

First, this is about beta sites that might not even exist later, but imagine they will for the sake of this question. Taking the latest 10 questions on the Unix Stack Exchange, I see 3 questions ...
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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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I want to delete my own cross-posted question but I don't know how [duplicate]

I cross-posted the same question on Stack Overflow and Statistics Stack Exchange not knowing it's not allowed. I want to delete one of them but I don't know how to do it. What should I do? Can I ...
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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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Cross-posting etiquette

I flagged one of my questions https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6359102/overriding-views-view-fields-tpl-php to request that mods move it to http://drupal.stackexchange.com but I think my request ...
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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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Is it necessary to be able to cross-post between sites? [duplicate]

Something I was doing the other day - working with .htaccess files - made me wonder where it would belong if I needed help - Stack Overflow or Server Fault. There might be some topics that fall in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it OK to cross-post an old, unanswered question?

I've seen a question on a site I don't have an account on. The question was very interesting and it's also on-topic on this other site, where I am an active user on. The question is on-topic on both ...
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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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Is it OK to post the same question on several Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

Area 51 allows the creation of sites by several users. This finally created a special behavior where several Stack Exchange sites have similar purposes to those of the original trilogy. This has to do ...
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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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Clarification regarding cross-posting rules

I asked one question over on skeptics.stackexchange.com about empirical evidence for programmer productivity. One user then prompted me that I'd have more luck over on programmers.stackexchange.com, ...
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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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Is it ok to copy&paste a comment linking to another meta discussion more than once?

At gaming meta there are three questions whether mapping and modding questions should be part of the site, and since a suggestion was sending these to gamedev I started a discussion there. Is it ok to ...
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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 ...