Cross-Posting between Community and Other External Sites
First, note that cross-posting to multiple forums is often considered as impolite.
- If you do, always link to those other posts, and update with any solutions.
- Cross-post sparingly - Rather than post the same thing here and elsewhere from the get-go, post one place, and if you have trouble getting help/get redirected, post here, but be sure to link to the other posting/keep both ends updated with any solution.
- Don't just dump links to other FAQ sites - If you posted elsewhere but didn't find a solution, please don't just drop a link to that original post here. It is missing details that makes useful and discoverable to people with similar problems in the future and is unlikely to get anyone clicking through.
Why? Part of being a friendly, welcoming environment is respecting the effort everyone puts into helping one another, which certainly includes making sure no one wastes time addressing a problem that's already been solved elsewhere.
Not doing so is generally considered to be rude - someone might spend their time answering the question on StackOverflow, for example, when it’s already been answered here. And once you have an answer in one place, it's polite to update all of your questions accordingly.
Note also, while RStudio Community does tollerate this kind of cross-posting, many others do not.
Duplicates and Cross-posting on community.rstudio.com
We ask that you do not post your question to multiple categories on community.rstudio.com.
If you struggle to determine which category to plus your questions under, choose your best guess while tagging all related topics. Multiple duplicate posts will be flagged by our spam filter and automatically hidden.
What can you do if you see cross-posting and duplicate-post?
Please flag these multiple posts.
- How to Flag - under each post, there is a "show more" ellipses,
- Use it and click on the flag,
- Select "Something Else - This post requires staff attention for another reason not listed above." and add a note that it's likely duplicate or cross-posting issue.
Bonus points if you drop in links to the multiple offending URLs.
- We will respond case-by-case and usually assume no rudeness was intended.
We'll usually merge duplicate-posts and send the person a private-message about best practices about cross-posting.