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My take here is slightly different. I don't consider that question to be cross-posted at all. While it is true that posting the same question on multiple sites of the network is frowned upon, posting different versions of the same question to target the different audiences on each target site is not. This has been mentioned in various places by various Stack ...


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We ask people not to cross-post, not that it helps much. If it's posted on both sites, flag it here with a link to the other site's version. If we think it's way better here we'll ask the other site to close their version, but usually we close ours and tell the asker they need to pick one site


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As a general guideline across all Stack Exchange sites, cross-posting is generally frowned upon, especially if its a copy & paste job. There are exceptions, e.g., both Ask Ubuntu and us probably have a question about how to add a static route—but Ask Ubuntu probably focuses exclusively on using Network Manager's GUI, whereas we might talk about files in /...


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Will close when the bounty ends, and potentially migrate to AU depending on what happens on their end in the meantime There's less consensus on migrating it than I expected; sounds like we're going to leave both posts open on their respective sites


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Cross-posting is not allowed and is frowned upon. However, cross-posting only refers to posts by the same author. If you ask here and somebody else asks on SO, that's not cross-posting. In the example you cite, the OP here was not the same person who'd asked on SO so it's not a cross-post. Personally, I feel that the SE community is a bit too obsessed with ...


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On U&L we frown upon cross posting and in our help center it is is explicitly mentioned. That your post has not been closed yet is just because until now nobody noticed and voted to close. Please remove the question on this site, if someone encounters a problem similar to yours, and searches for it on google, (s)he will find the answer on Security. ...


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I don't know where this focus on admitting it came from, but it seems irrelevant to me if you divulged the crosspost, that's not the reason we avoid them. If you post on one site, aren't getting any answers, and want to move to another site, we can move it for you. Duplicating the post and trying to keep it in sync is unnecessary work for you, and since ...


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My personal opinion on cross-posting is that you should be explicit about it and say, "I also posted this question here" and provide a link. This way: A1: People will not end up wasting their time typing out an answer you already got somewhere else. If the community or admin do not appreciate cross-posting, they can be honest because you have been honest. ...


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In my long involvement with Usenet, cross-posting was very harshly discouraged. Cross-posting just leads to conflicting/wrong answers published several times, and discussions diffuse. Also, if OP isn't able to locate the right forum for the question, they don't understand their problem well enough. Or the forum's theme wasn't clearly defined.


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For reasons that I personally don't agree with, cross-posting is frowned upon on the SE network. The general assumption is that your question fits one site better than all others. I realize this is often not the case, but them's the rules. So, if you ask a question on site1.stackexchange.com and decide that it would be better off on site2.stackexchange.com,...


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I didn't see the comment you're talking about, but your attack on its author is out of line. Anybody is free not to answer a question. Multi-posting is forbidden between Stack Exchange sites by default, by near-consensus on the main meta. A few Stack Exchange sites do allow it, check their metas for policies. Unix & Linux does not allow multi-posting ...


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Not sure what the right thing to do is since the SO version is too old to migrate and can't be deleted with an accepted answer. I just reopened our version so you can post the answer (and edit it out of the question), and I guess we'll have both around, which is unfortunate for the people who find the SO version


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There is a flag for cross posting. Click should be closed… , off-topic, then This question has been posted on multiple sites. Cross-posting is strongly discouraged; see the help center and community FAQ for more information. Note: the should be closed option only appears if you have 50 or more reputation, so you must have at least 50 reputation to use this ...


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