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View Poll Results: What would you do if you encounter a post in multiple forums?
Report to the moderator. 9 90.00%
Answer the question in all forums and keep mum. 0 0%
Answer the question in only one forum and keep mum. 1 10.00%
Voters: 10. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-20-2003, 05:05 AM   #1
LinuxLala
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Same post in different forums


Hi all!

I was just wondering that since the rules of LQ do not permit a member to make the same post in different forums or cross post, what would you do.

This is just a general question and I don't want any flame posts.

If the moderators feel that this post is unjustified, kindly close it and accept my sincere apologies (in advance )
 
Old 12-20-2003, 06:33 AM   #2
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I knew that people would have a hard time participating in this poll.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 06:56 AM   #3
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if the person is new and is unfamiliar with the froum rules then tell them (in the nicest possible way) that it is against the forums rules and if they do it again they will be reported.

2c
 
Old 12-20-2003, 08:00 AM   #4
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Questions or polls regarding this site belong and are more suitable in Website Questions and Suggestions.

And if you know the answer to a member who's double posted, try answering the one in the most appropiate forum, then report the others to a moderator.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 08:01 AM   #5
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Very nicely said nexx.

I once made the same post in two forums and trickykid caught me

Well that was a long time ago.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 08:01 AM   #6
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I knew that people would have a hard time participating in this poll.
Not necessarily. Most likely some just don't care and continue just following our rules and report double posts, etc. We have plenty of members that catch them way before we do and do the right thing, report them.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 10:36 AM   #7
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The same thing should also go if you post in the wrong forum. Reporting your own post and asking it to be moved will save us having to close the first.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 11:59 AM   #8
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This post seems to attract all the moderators, now don't it.

Hope this helps increase awareness about LQ rules.

Cheers.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 03:07 PM   #9
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quote:
Originally posted by LinuxLala
I knew that people would have a hard time participating in this poll.

Well, the time difference between the first and second post was only about an hour and ahalf. Also it was pretty early in some parts of the world.

Last edited by twilli227; 12-20-2003 at 03:09 PM.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 12:59 PM   #10
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Well, the time difference between the first and second post was only about an hour and ahalf. Also it was pretty early in some parts of the world.
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Very right

The reason why i said that ppl wud have a hard time answering this is post is because, if you check the no. of views, u will be surprised by the no. of posts made and the replies posted.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 02:02 PM   #11
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Well, the time difference between the first and second post was only about an hour and ahalf. Also it was pretty early in some parts of the world.
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Very right

The reason why i said that ppl wud have a hard time answering this is post is because, if you check the no. of views, u will be surprised by the no. of posts made and the replies posted.
I don't think the number of views and replies has anything to do with it. This is the 10th post and now 91 views, in which I myself have probably viewed this thread after each post, so thats got to account for 10 of the 91 views.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 02:12 PM   #12
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Okay, I admit it. I've just been sitting here hitting 'reload' a lot because I'm bored. Won't happen again.

- Seriously, I did learn something. I thought mods were just psychic. I only thought of reporting blatantly offensive posts (and haven't really seen any) or critical issues (only noticed one) - not minor infractions. Normally, if it's a fluke double post and I know the answer, I state the rule and add the answer. If somebody spams the board with 6 posts and pisses me off, I just state the rule a little more curtly. Otherwise, like I say, I just figured the mods were psychic and surfed on. Now I know.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 01:19 AM   #13
Geeky_Kid
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LinuxLala,

A couple of things.

(1) First the poll is limited. Add options for:

"Do nothing. Just Ignore"
"Send a personal email to the original poster"

(2) Depending on the answer/views, I'll reply in as many forums as I can. Why? Because I am not sure how many people browse all the forums. Generally there's a trend. So for maximum exposure I'll answer where-ever *I* feel it's more likely to get views.

(3) It also depends on the question. If it's a self-advertising promotion, I'll be the first one to report it. But if it's about something *I* feel is important, I'll have to sleep over it

(4) Maybe the moderators (if they are listening) can add a feature where in a user can post in the relevant board and them copy links in other boards. No it sounds ugly. But I mean what if a guy really wants exposure for the benefit of others?
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:32 PM   #14
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You are right geeky_kid about the poll being limited. But you probably don't know that only the mods have the luxury of modifying the polls.

You DON'T have to reply in all the forums because the mods can redirect the posts to the most relevant forum once they have closed the thread in other forums.

Cheers.
 
Old 12-24-2003, 02:34 AM   #15
MasterC
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Hi I appreciate the reported posts personally. I tend to browse more "user" like than "moderator" like when I don't quite have the time to sit down for a nice session So it really helps when I get a report of a duplicate, then I can go in and see which one is more appropriately placed, and do my duty accordingly. Though, this does not mean we aren't psychic We just, at times, like to see who else likes to help out

Cool
 
  


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