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

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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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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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Is there something we can do against "Ask this on xyz.SE" comments?

TL;DR: Can we do something against comments of the "ask on $othersite" kind? Every once in a while – probably at least a couple of times a week – we get questions on Super User that were cross-posted ...
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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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Can we automate detection of cross-posting?

How difficult would it be to detect cross-posts when the relevant questions have identical titles and content, and are posted by the same user? As an example: Original, posted on SO Following day, ...
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Cross-posting on StackExchange sites [duplicate]

So it's crossed my mind recently in relation to a few of my questions that they would be quite appropriate on more than one Stack Exchange (Area 51) sites. My question is, is it considered acceptable/...
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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 to discourage people encouraging reposting?

I'm mostly on Programmers.SE. All too not-uncommonly we get a question that is multiply posted - once on Stack Overflow, and once on P.SE. It is almost standard practice to check to see if there is ...
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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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Off-topic questions cross-posted to Code Review [closed]

Recently several posts asking for debugging help were cross-posted from Stack Overflow to Code Review after people suggested CR in their comments. Debugging is off-topic on Code Review. From our FAQ: ...
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Duplicate Close dialog misleading when given an off-site URL

I found a user had posted the same question question on both SU and SO. I voted to close as a duplicate on SO, and pasted in the SU link. It brought up the SO question with the same question number ...
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Block/Merge migrated questions that are already cross-posted

The problem: Several times a day, something like this happens: User posts an off-topic question on Stack Overflow. Stack Overflow users are very eager to tell them "Wrong site! You should ...
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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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Cross posting and help center/guidelines

Cross posting is disallowed, but doesn't seem to be mentioned in the help center. It's clear from a search on meta, but should it be made more conspicuous for beginning users? Related question on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to deal with cross-site exact duplicates?

These questions: https://superuser.com/q/595977/173718 https://stackoverflow.com/q/16571901/1014938 Are exact duplicates, so I attempted to flag one as such, and got an error message along the ...
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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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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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Cross-posting the same answer to multiple questions about the same topic [duplicate]

I found at least 5 different questions about my problem here in StackOverflow; unfortunately none of the answers helped me fix the issue, and then I stumbled upon the solution quite by chance. Now my ...
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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 possible to automatically link to cross-posts? [duplicate]

Is it possible to automatically check if a user also posts the same question on one of the other stackexchange sites? If so, can you provide a link to the other question? For instance, Reading a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Which site is more reasonable for questions about R, SO or stats.stackexchange.com?

I've been using SO for a little over a year now, and recently I've noticed a shift of users between SO and stats.stackexchange.com. I'm wondering if there has been any discussion on where questions ...
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Check if a user has an identical open question on another site before allowing them to post [duplicate]

There are quite a few sites in the network where content can sometimes overlap. That is, there are questions that could be appropriate on multiple sites in the network. Combine this with the fact that ...
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How to avoid cross-posting but still get a good answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cross-posting on StackExchange sites So, yesterday I asked this question on Stackoverflow: Why did creating this new index improve performance so much when existing index ...
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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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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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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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Is it okay to repost my relevant Stack Overflow questions on Server Fault?

I've reposted a couple questions I originally posted on SO that seemed too server-y even at the time. It seems a bit silly to repost, but they're more suited to Server Fault. Is this frowned upon?
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What to do about the same question on multiple sites? [duplicate]

There have been many questions that ask if a user is allowed to cross-post a question on multiple sites, and the general conclusion is that they are not allowed to do so. However, sometimes there are ...
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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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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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What to do with copy-paste questions? [duplicate]

I ran into this question that looks like its been copied over from another site. I'm not really sure how to deal with it. I mean, there's an actual question burried in there somewhere, but as it ...
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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 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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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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How to move a question from superuser to stackoverflow?

Yesterday on superuser.com I asked a programmer-productivity question about the existence of a feature in the Eclipse IDE. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get a response along the lines of "yes,...
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Allow cross-posting between serverfault.com and superuser.com?

I think that over time a large number of questions will be duplicated over superuser.com and serverfault.com. To cite an example, I'm investigating protocols to mount remote filesystems on linux ...
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Identify cross-posting on sister sites

I've noticed a few questions lately where OP will post on SO, then be told in a comment that it's better suited to a sister site. On the odd occasion, OP will then cross-post on said sister site but ...
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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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