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Cross-posting Policy?

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 17, 2012 at 21:41 UTC ( #999611=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Is there a policy on posting a question to multiple forums? ie. Perl Monks and wxPerl_users...

Thanks, James

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Re: Cross-posting Policy? (crossposting)
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 17, 2012 at 23:09 UTC

    davido on cross-posting

    Please make sure when you cross-post that you identify such, so that people here (or there) don't end up working on a problem that is solved. Identifying cross-posting will promote collaborative progress too. Getting a bunch of people doing research for you in parallel without knowing about each others' progress defeats the collaboration aspect of public forums.

    choroba on crossposting

    It is considered polite to inform about crossposting so people not attending both sites do not waste their time solving a problem already closed at the other end of the internet.

    Anonymous Monk on crossposting

    Cross-posting is allowed , but you should post a link/url.

    Anonymous Monk on crossposting

    wonderful job writing this post... right down to mentioning the cross-posting.

    Without a link, a mention isn't very useful, its work ( go find the link)

    Cross-posting is allowed, but to reduce duplication of work accross the internet (among collaborators), to enhance collaboration, you should post cross-links to the cross postings.

      Thanks all for the education. I had seen some minor "grumbling" in a prior response and had wanted to find out the proper procedure.


Re: Cross-posting Policy?
by LanX (Saint) on Oct 17, 2012 at 22:17 UTC
Re: Cross-posting Policy?
by dasgar (Priest) on Oct 18, 2012 at 04:20 UTC

    Although I have never done a thorough search, I don't remember ever seeing an official PerlMonks policy on this. Also, every time that I have seen folks "complain" about someone cross-posting and not saying that they cross-posted, I don't remember seeing any of them point to an official policy on this.

    What follows is my personal opinion on the topic:

    On one hand I can understand the rationale behind those that want folks who cross-post to share the information about the cross-posting. For those who frequent multiple sites/mailing list/etc., I can also understand how helpful and beneficial this can be for them.

    However, what really drives me nuts are those individuals who get down right nasty with anyone who cross-post without mentioning anything cross-posting. Of course, these individuals also fail to point the cross-poster to the official PerlMonks policy about cross-posting.

    In my opinion, that's the kind of behavior that can drive users (especially those new to using Perl) away from this site and possibly the Perl community in general. Instead, I personally would prefer that these individuals make their point/request in a more respectful manner, which I think is a more effective way to get others to agree with your view. What's that old saying? You attract more flies with honey than vinegar?

    For those that just loathe cross-posters who don't say anything about cross-posting and choose to respond angrily and harshly, perhaps they should instead focus their efforts to appeal to the gods about creating a new official policy on cross-posting. Then they can refer folks to that policy.

    Well, I guess I'll get off my soapbox here and wait to see how low this node gets downvoted. :D

      To inform about crossposting is polite. We need no official policy to be polite.
      لսႽ ᥲᥒ⚪⟊Ⴙᘓᖇ Ꮅᘓᖇ⎱ Ⴙᥲ𝇋ƙᘓᖇ
      If your car breaks down, do you call multiple persons asking to come and help you?

      And this w/o at least informing each one about the others?

      Just because there is no policy to do so?

      Cheers Rolf

      Have you really seen that kind of thing at perlmonks? I don't think you have
Re: Cross-posting Policy?
by jmlynesjr (Deacon) on Oct 17, 2012 at 21:43 UTC

    Oops! Forgot to logon before posting...sorry.,

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