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Can we try to reduce cross posting?

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    Can we try to reduce cross posting?

    Cross posting is becoming rampant here (or so it seems). The more popular a forum becomes, the more it's going to happen. I only contribute here and in Mr.Excel (Access part only) so the likelihood that I will spot cross posting is pretty low, and I keep a list of offenders who don't acknowledge this transgression when it is pointed out to them.

    Ought there to be a "I have read the policy on cross posting" with a link to what it is and why it's not appreciated when done improperly when creating an account? Shouldn't that link be about a policy that says 'if you do it anyway, you run the risk of having your account suspended' ? Or is the status quo good enough for everyone else?
    - "doesn't work" is no help. Post err msgs and where.
    - Use code tags for code/sql. Implement changes in copies of your database.
    So, like, why do you, like, start every sentence with, like, "so"?

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    Micron,
    I agree that cross posting without notification can be frustrating. However, some sites don't seem to mind. I like to point it out when I see it and respond with a link to the excelguru post re: How to cross post "acceptably".

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    Quote Originally Posted by orange View Post
    Micron,
    I agree that cross posting without notification can be frustrating. However, some sites don't seem to mind. I like to point it out when I see it and respond with a link to the excelguru post re: How to cross post "acceptably".
    Ditto.
    However, I've been slapped down when I've pointed out cross posting at both Utter Access and Stackoverflow. So I no longer bother at those sites.
    Some new users are genuinely unaware why it matters and very apologetic when it's pointed out.
    However, others are serial 'offenders' who ignore the comments and carry on regardless.
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    However, some sites don't seem to mind.
    I guess this is one of them, then?
    I probably should have clarified in the first post that I understand it's OK if it's done 'properly'. I'm taking issue with the ones that don't declare it and don't post links to the other forums. If you had to read a treatise on it when signing up, maybe there's be less of it done improperly.

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    I would think a gentle reminder like a msgbox. For new members have it pop up for the first 10-15 posts and then a reminder every 100 or so posts thereafter.

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    Thanks for you suggestions! Added a notice to members with less than 10 posts.

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    Thanks for taking it seriously! Hope it helps.

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