As I have pointed out on this board, a number of times in the past, what is the point of wasting time pointing out crossposts!<BR><BR>Surely if you don't like this practice, could you not just NOT answer them.<BR><BR>Unless the board has functionality to prevent crosses, then pointing the finger at them will not stop them.<BR><BR>Ask yourself this: <BR>If you were a newbie, and you tried asking the question under one category and you waited 2 hours. Would you not try asking it under another? <BR><BR>Also, once you have asked a question on a web message board like this excellent one, the only way for you check for replies is to keep refreshing your browser. Imagine how frustrating this would be for the person who seeks help.<BR><BR>The only way to minimize crosses is to require people to register and reqistration includes valid password. Offenders could be warned by email. There would also need to be automatic checks on whether the text of the message has been duplicated on another thread.<BR><BR>You could also have the program automatically email the poster when he has recieved a response.<BR><BR>Anyway there is no way that the CROSSPOST Police are going to stop the practice by posting replies to them. <BR><BR>YOU WASTE YOUR TIME!
By pointing out a crosspost, you save others from spending time replying to a message which may already have been solved in another forum. Also you *might* discourage the cross-poster from doing it again in the future. If they are new to message boards they may not know that it annoys.
>and you waited 2 hours<BR><BR>WHO waited 2 hours?? I do not mark both the posts as CROSSPOST only one and leave the other in what i would think is the appropriate forum.<BR><BR>I answered this post yesterday in the ASP Q&A forum only to come here and see it is posted here too. Why should otheres an ME waste my time reading this post again<BR><BR>>Anyway there is no way that the CROSSPOST Police are going to <BR>>stop the practice by posting replies to them. <BR><BR>i am not trying to stop anyone. Just helping people realise that this is posted eomewhere else and is most probably answered<BR><BR><BR><BR>Ask your self this:<BR>Why should i read a question that i have already answered<BR><BR>Ask your self this:<BR>Why should anyone read a post that has been replied to. If they have something to add they could always do it where the reply was posted<BR><BR>Ask your self this:<BR>Why cant the poster wait for a reply. Why does he get sooo impatient. I know that he may have a deadline or his job must be on the line (yeah right) but he has to be ablt to wait a couple of hours i am not asking anyone to wait even a full day<BR><BR>Ask your self this:<BR>Why do you blame the forum for CROSSPOSTS. Is it the fault of the 4Guys for "letting" people crosspost. <BR><BR>How many times have Scott and Ian said they dont like it but this will happen. It does i know it does and i (and a few others) mark it so.<BR><BR>Ask your self this:<BR>Why do care what i do with my time. Obviously i have nothing more important to do so i come here to try and help som people out and hope more people than not appreciate the little help that i can dole out<BR>