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Old 02-23-2004, 12:42 AM   #1
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Hello,
I have a forum netiquette question. If I post a question in a folder (e.g., as I did in the Newbies folder) and receive no response (presumably because no one who has read the question knows the answer), is it frowned upon to re-post the question in another folder?

I'm not sure if forum participants read every folder, which could mean that someone who knew the answer to my question might not see it. On the other hand, I don't want to break any rules by "cross-posting" the same question in another folder. If it is irritating or considered bad form, I'll just try to find another Flash forum to post the question.

Thanks very much!
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Old 02-23-2004, 04:26 AM   #2
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Nope it isn't ok.
If you didn't recieve an answer, try to reply on your own thread (something like "noone?") to get the thread back to the top, where people can read it, maybe this will help. (use this only once, if it doesn't work, it won't help to keep on posting your question to th to)

if you think you posted in the wrong board because the topic didn't fit in, try to post in another board.

In most cases threads stay unanswered because the question is not clear, or it doesn't contain enough information to give an answer.
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Old 02-23-2004, 05:32 AM   #3
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i normally do the following
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Old 02-23-2004, 09:38 AM   #4
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Thanks very much. Your answer and the list of guidelines were very helpful.

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Nope it isn't ok.
If you didn't recieve an answer, try to reply on your own thread (something like "noone?") to get the thread back to the top, where people can read it, maybe this will help. (use this only once, if it doesn't work, it won't help to keep on posting your question to th to)

if you think you posted in the wrong board because the topic didn't fit in, try to post in another board.

In most cases threads stay unanswered because the question is not clear, or it doesn't contain enough information to give an answer.
http://www.actionscript.org/forums/s...threadid=37043
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Old 02-23-2004, 09:40 AM   #5
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The "no one?" approach (used once) is good to know. Thanks!

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Old 02-23-2004, 10:14 AM   #6
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If noone is answering it, I disagree with the advice given. As I may know the answer but I never visit the newbie forums.

If noone has answered. Simply delete the thread and post it in another forum. That way noone will be able to accuse you of cross-posting. Well someone might, but they won't be able to prove it.

Personally, just one guy's opinion. Cross-posting doesn't bother me. But others it seems are looking for a chance to scream and holler at you for committing the smallest of infractions.
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Old 02-23-2004, 10:46 AM   #7
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That's helpful, freddycodes. I am doing searches of the forum trying to find information on my question. I am not finding a definitive answer, but I may be able to legitimately re-post the question incorporating what information I do find and asking if anyone knows more. Thanks!

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If noone is answering it, I disagree with the advice given. As I may know the answer but I never visit the newbie forums.

If noone has answered. Simply delete the thread and post it in another forum. That way noone will be able to accuse you of cross-posting. Well someone might, but they won't be able to prove it.

Personally, just one guy's opinion. Cross-posting doesn't bother me. But others it seems are looking for a chance to scream and holler at you for committing the smallest of infractions.
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Old 02-24-2004, 03:46 PM   #8
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I'm all for the deleting the unanswered one and reposting it, but only if it applies to the other forum. If it's an fx question and you get no answer, it's still not a reason to put it in one of the actionscript forums. (unless it's a scripted fx, then it's a judgement call ) Not that it will end the world or something, it's just more effective to have related items under the same topic.
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Just ask good, clear, and precise questions, and theres no need to delete the threads, now is there?
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Old 02-24-2004, 04:22 PM   #10
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Well... Yes... Actually there is...

I am one of those meanies who yells at the people who crossposts... I don't really enjoy doing it but I do that because there are many more threads to browse through if you have to search the forum... When you search the forum with certain term, you see many blank posts with no information... Or, many threads with the same answers on each individual threads... You don't really want that... Don't you think???
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