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Author Topic: Posting in several different thread catagories  (Read 6221 times)
K1CJS
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« on: September 16, 2011, 11:41:54 AM »

I'm just posting to air a pet peeve--Don't you just love someone who posts the same topic in several different categories?  It seems to be being done more and more, and people who answer the questions asked sometimes get upset the they're answers seem to 'disappear'.


Now, I'm not trying to run the site, but it seems to me it would be so helpful to everyone if the question was posted in the one category where it fits best, since it seems that the people who are 'specialists' in that category usually look in that category and can answer it best.  Granted, not everybody may look at the category that the question is posted in, but those who don't usually aren't the people who can answer it anyway.

There.  I feel a bit better.   Grin  73 all!
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 10:17:21 AM »

I see that Funtenna question was posted on four boards. THAT was Ridiculous.

I can see posting an important request on two boards where an urgent reply is needed and the topic straddles two topics. I wouldn't consider it to be a big problem. Doesn't happen that often. It's not like Eham is over-crowded.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 09:25:28 PM »

You may not think it happens too often, but in the last few months there have been many multiple posts--and a few instances of people asking why their posts were removed.
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2011, 06:35:05 AM »

You may not think it happens too often, but in the last few months there have been many multiple posts--and a few instances of people asking why their posts were removed.

Please feel free to use the report button on any post you feel we should know about.

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011, 09:53:53 AM »

The big problem with cross-posting is not the room it takes up on the site or anything like that - it's the potentially wasted effort by some who might take the time to answer the OP, not knowing the question had been addressed already somewhere else.  It is out of courtesy for the answerer(s) that the questioner should keep it to one forum.

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 07:14:17 AM »

Part of the problem here is that the categories are too broadly defined, following the main title of the thread. Some may not be sure where to post the question, so they post in more than one spot. Narrowing the subjects to be covered under a given title would be a big help!  As an example, wire antennas and ground mounted antennas should not be grouped in with the tower section. They should have their own listings.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2011, 07:17:10 AM »

I just asked a similar question in this thread category relating to grounding questions. I suggested that one category be expanded/ elaborated/ clarified.

I agree that a section just on antenna design (not on how to ground an antenna, not on how to build a tower) be added.

Either that or take the Towers section and make it "Towers/ Antennas" so folks have a better idea on what bucket to post their question.

Tisha Hayes, AA4HA
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2011, 09:48:51 PM »


Either that or take the Towers section and make it "Towers/ Antennas" so folks have a better idea on what bucket to post their question.


This is a fine idea - in fact I have just renamed and moved the Tower Talk to
be 'Antennas and Towers'  I also moved it up the list ahead of the 'Antenna Restrictions' forum.

I also added EMI to the RFI forum name. 

 
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011, 09:53:06 PM »

This is a fine idea - in fact I have just renamed and moved the Tower Talk to
be 'Antennas and Towers'  I also moved it up the list ahead of the 'Antenna Restrictions' forum.

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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 01:33:52 PM »

You know, I frequent several here, and I have accidentally posted on the wrong forum, noticed too late, and then I cannot delete the header.

We do need a way to delete duplicate posts. Even emailing admin to do it.
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K1CJS
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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2011, 08:43:21 PM »

Either that or take the Towers section and make it "Towers/ Antennas" so folks have a better idea on what bucket to post their question.
This is a fine idea - in fact I have just renamed and moved the Tower Talk to
be 'Antennas and Towers'  I also moved it up the list ahead of the 'Antenna Restrictions' forum.

I also added EMI to the RFI forum name. 

Great idea--for antennas and towers and other associated items.

However the original peeve--people who post the same question on several different forums--remains.  I know that nothing much can be done about it, but hopefully some of the users will see this thread and think twice about doing it.  Thanks and 73!
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