Question: Cross-Posting To Here And Email Lists
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gravatar for Sean Davis
8.6 years ago by
Sean Davis25k
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Sean Davis25k wrote:

I know this is WAY off-topic, but I am curious as to what folks think about the level of cross-posting here and on email lists that are somewhat more specific; I suspect many of us follow both. I have seen several questions that are asked (in some cases nearly verbatim) on Biostar and on an email list. In some cases, the email list has already answered the question. Is there any guidance about the correct way to respond to such queries here? Is a link to an email response to the question considered rude?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 8.6 years ago by Giovanni M Dall'Olio26k • written 8.6 years ago by Sean Davis25k
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This question is more appropriate on: http://groups.google.com/group/biostar-central

ADD REPLYlink modified 4 months ago by RamRS25k • written 8.6 years ago by Andra Waagmeester3.2k
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This thread has already been discussed on the Biostar Central Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/biostar-central/browse_thread/thread/2b128dd99d317703/946227e50b3229b2?lnk=gst&q=bergman#946227e50b3229b2

ADD REPLYlink modified 4 months ago by RamRS25k • written 8.6 years ago by Casey Bergman18k

The way that it has been handled here was mostly that cross-posting is fine as long as you link it and summarise solutions you get from the ML.

ADD REPLYlink written 8.6 years ago by Michael Schubert6.9k

Thanks for the pointers to the biostar-central group. That about covers it.

ADD REPLYlink written 8.6 years ago by Sean Davis25k
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gravatar for Giovanni M Dall'Olio
8.6 years ago by
London, UK
Giovanni M Dall'Olio26k wrote:

Try to avoid cross-posting if not necessary.

If you absolutely need to do it, declare it when you write both messages. For example, start the two messages with the phrase 'crossposted from: ...'.

crossposted from: biostar/......

Hello, I need help for...

Moreover, if you get a correct answer in one of the two places, report it in the other place; so people won't waste their time answering a question that has already been solved. In general, avoid wasting other people time as much as you can.

ADD COMMENTlink written 8.6 years ago by Giovanni M Dall'Olio26k
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gravatar for Istvan Albert
8.6 years ago by
Istvan Albert ♦♦ 82k
University Park, USA
Istvan Albert ♦♦ 82k wrote:

Copying Casey Bergman's comment to an answer:

This thread has already been discussed on the Biostar Central Google Group:

ADD COMMENTlink written 8.6 years ago by Istvan Albert ♦♦ 82k
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