View Full Version : Posting on other forums

05-01-2006, 08:27 PM
I am curious. I've seen a bunch of posts where people resond to the topic at hand with something similar to this:

"Why don't you check the other sites you posted on for the answer? (a link to the question on the other site)"

Why does this happen?


05-01-2006, 09:09 PM
Because some users register en masse to every web forum they can find and copy and paste their topics across all of them. The message you mentioned is posted when one our own users also frequents several of those forums and notices the pattern. It's pointed out because it is generally considered bad netiquette, e.g. you're exploiting the helpful members rather than engaging in the community at the respective forums.

05-01-2006, 11:27 PM
IMHO, one or two more forums isn't too bad (2 or 3 total). The way I see it, you are getting different input from many different members of the different forums. For example, you could ask, "Which java compiler should I use: gcj or Sun JDK?" on 2 forums. As long as you keep the threads going (post at least once every 2 days probably) and you are actively involved in both threads, it shouldn't matter. This way, you get the most amount of information with the least amount of aggravation from members. A common tip is use the Search feature of a forum if there is one present because it is a nuisance to answer the same old questions multiple times.

05-04-2006, 10:36 PM
I thought it was called being lazy.