Is cross-posting against the rules? I believe it is not. I also believe that everyone here agrees with me that it's rude behavior. This thread, among others, causes me to believe this.
Is anyone who answers questions NOT annoyed to answer a question, then find out that the verbatim question by the same poster has been asked and answered before on another forum without your knowledge, and THEN the question is posted on Daniweb?
Can anyone think of a legitimate reason for a poster to do this? If not, it seems to me that the rules should be ammended to make that a rule. We just went through this with a problem poster who shall remain unnamed. The mods were powerless to stop this troll behavior precisely because there was no rule against it, a situation this poster exploited over and over again with glee. A newbie poster should have no problem with this as a rule. It's easy enough to write something up explaining WHY it is a problem and it would give the mods more power to infract or warn someone who needs it (how, after all, can you warn or infract someone for violating a norm that ISN'T a rule). If I was a newbie not realizing this was a breach of ettiquette, I would WANT it to be a rule with a writeup of why it is a problem so I would be aware of it and correct my behavior. But then again I try to be considerate of peoples' time who are helping me for free.
I'd be genuinely interested in any arguments in favor of not making this a rule. I can't think of any, which doesn't mean there isn't one. Clearly the mods feel it necessary to google the questions and warn other question answerers when folks are doing this. I appreciate that effort, but I have to believe the mods have better things to do with their time.