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12-16-2003, 10:24 AM
I know it is common practice for a thread to start with an OP that is linked to another thread. Is it OK to start two cross-referenced threads?
IOW, I have two closely-related questions about a recent news story. One part of the question is factual, and appropriate to GQ, but the other part is clearly GD material. Should I start two threads, each referencing the other, or one thread?
12-16-2003, 11:17 AM
Wait, forget it, I realized that you can't do that unless you could predict the post and thread ID's the server would assign.
12-16-2003, 01:08 PM
I believe that posting on the same topic in more than one forum is frowned upon. If I were you, I'd just stick to GD with your thread.
12-16-2003, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by paperbackwriter
IOW, I have two closely-related questions about a recent news story. One part of the question is factual, and appropriate to GQ, but the other part is clearly GD material.
This is what leads me to believe it could be construed to be cross-posting across forums, universal sufferant -- a single news story, spawning two questions, same poster.
12-16-2003, 06:56 PM
What you do is start thread A. Then you start thread B with a link to thread B. Then you run back to thread A and reply with a link to thread B. If you did it quick so as to be the first reply, it would look natural.
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