What are the etiquette involved when cross-posting programming questions on StackOverflow and GameDev.StackExchange? Or is it a case of "don't do it?"

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I think that this would be a good case for don't do it.

I'm going for one or the other.

  • Wasting peoples' time on both ends.
  • Likely indicates it doesn't belong here (programming with a slight gamedev issue).

And not just SO - I've seen many questions on here and on Gamedev.net, with post times ~5 minutes of each other.

  • +1 for "not just SO". – aaaaaaaaaaaa Jul 20 '11 at 12:41
  • The case of an opener asking the same question in 2+ boards is not much different from a user answering 2+ different answers to the same question on 2+ different boards. The latter could be a direct consequence of the first, and both makes no sense. Even more with a largely shared user base and a lot or repetitive questions. – Darkwings May 27 '12 at 21:14

Another vote for SO xor GDSE. As another argument against both, we've had at least one case of a question getting migrated from SO to here after being asked both places, leaving us with a duplicate.

  • However, migrated questions can be merged, especially if answers are good on both ends, or deleted entirely. – Ricket Mar 8 '11 at 23:20

As others have said and I'm sure you've realized by now, I would not do it either as it wastes people's time.

But I do wish the two sites were merged/combined - because points are divided, and the very issue this question raises.

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