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    • CommentAuthorEugene
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2012
    Is it worth it to mention etiquette for crossposting on MSE and MO on the FAQs?
    • CommentAuthorTom Church
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2012

    Since the response to silently-crossposted questions can often be quite brusque, I think this would be helpful. (Only insofar as anyone reads the FAQ, but for purposes of this discussion I think we've already restricted to that prior assumption.)


    Good idea. It is unfortunate that such basic etiquette needs to be highlighted.

    IMO the comments to people who cross post with no reference are not sufficiently brusque. The lack of courtesy of some posters who are asking for assistance is beyond belief to people of my generation. Another of my pet peeves is that some posters do not follow up on their post for several days. If you don't have time to check and respond to replies, DON'T ASK A QUESTION!

    @Tom, it's not that we expect the crossposters to read the faq; it's that we'll have a place to point them after the fact, so we don't have to write the same stuff in the comments over and over.
    • CommentAuthorEugene
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2012
    Seems like there have been discussions similar to this in the past but they never went anywhere.

    I think Anton is the only person with the keys to the FAQ, and may be busy right now!

    Perhaps in this thread we can agree on the exact piece of text to add, so he only has to copy and paste something when he has the time?


    There have been prior discussions about this:

    Everybody agrees that such an addition would be useful, the hangup always is to find the right wording. Suresh's suggestion in the second thread is the closest I've seen to a usable statement.

    • CommentAuthorEugene
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2012
    How about

    You shouldn't crosspost on any other website within a few days of asking your question.
    When you crosspost a link should be provided to your question on both sites.