It has come to our attention that there is a plethora of cross posting between our forum and other forums. Here are the rules for this
1. Cross posting between different forums is allowed
. This allows a wide base of discussion as different people frequent different forums. However, we strongly encourage you to follow the rules of other forums when it comes to cross posting (ex.: Java Forums.org
dis-allows cross posting and Java Ranch
asks that you list the sites you are cross posting on).
2. Please post links to the sites you have cross-posted your question(s) on. This allows our members to join in on the discussion without having to ask the same questions over again. See Java Ranch: Be forth right when cross posting to other sites
for greater details on this subject.
3. Please, please
perform a search either using the forum search engine
or with your favorite search engine (google, bing, yahoo, etc.) before posting a new question. Chances are your question may have already been answered somewhere else and we would prefer not to waste members time by answering the same questions multiple times.
4. While cross posting is allowed between different forums, we do not
allow cross posting in different forum categories. Please ask your question only once on this forum. If you don't, your posts will either be merged or deleted. Also, keep in mind that our members are not online 24/7 to answer your questions. Ask your questions in advance to ensure they get answered before any deadlines you have to meet (particularly for homework assignments!
). A good rule of thumb is to ask ~24-48 hours in advance.