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Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:26 PM

Why do people post in multiple forums?

Do they get more posting points for the same thing?
Just curious. But it is annoying, to me.

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Reply Why do people post in multiple forums? (Original post)
3c273a Apr 2015 OP
elleng Apr 2015 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #2
jberryhill Apr 2015 #3
Bay Boy Apr 2015 #7
cyberswede Apr 2015 #9
seabeyond Apr 2015 #21
JimDandy Apr 2015 #34
Cha Apr 2015 #40
qwlauren35 Apr 2015 #4
Avalux Apr 2015 #5
RobinA Apr 2015 #47
fishwax Apr 2015 #6
Blue_In_AK Apr 2015 #8
Warpy Apr 2015 #10
edhopper Apr 2015 #11
marym625 Apr 2015 #12
libbyliberal Apr 2015 #13
RiverLover Apr 2015 #15
libbyliberal Apr 2015 #16
Oilwellian Apr 2015 #18
libbyliberal Apr 2015 #23
Logical Apr 2015 #14
yuiyoshida Apr 2015 #19
ChisolmTrailDem Apr 2015 #17
akbacchus_BC Apr 2015 #37
hollysmom Apr 2015 #20
Rex Apr 2015 #22
nilesobek Apr 2015 #24
Hekate Apr 2015 #25
Renew Deal Apr 2015 #28
Hekate Apr 2015 #32
PoliticAverse Apr 2015 #26
HappyMe Apr 2015 #43
Buns_of_Fire Apr 2015 #44
Renew Deal Apr 2015 #27
madfloridian Apr 2015 #29
olddots Apr 2015 #30
DeSwiss Apr 2015 #31
akbacchus_BC Apr 2015 #33
DrDan Apr 2015 #35
R B Garr Apr 2015 #36
Warren DeMontague Apr 2015 #38
miyazaki Apr 2015 #39
raccoon Apr 2015 #41
City Lights Apr 2015 #42
Vinca Apr 2015 #45
boston bean Apr 2015 #46
GeorgeGist Apr 2015 #48

Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:27 PM

1. No 'points.'

To be sure people see the post; some concentrate where they're 'subscribed.'

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:28 PM

2. Because they think the post might be interesting to more than one group.

You can always hide the thread if it annoys you that much.

No such thing as posting points!

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:30 PM

3. You should ask this in more than one forum

 


Because people in a different forum might have a different opinion about why people do that.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:31 PM

7. Thumbs up

You said it better than I would've

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:32 PM

9. LOL. Perfect.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 11:50 PM

21. you made me laugh. nt

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 02:55 AM

34. Thanks for the laugh! n/t

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 06:28 AM

40. I see what you did there. lol

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:30 PM

4. I did it today.

I was trying to get some information to people about Donna Edwards and I know that different people read different forums. When I first came to DU, I didn't know anything about the Maryland forum, and it never occurred to me to go there. I mainly read Breaking News and General Discussion, and then after the primaries when things got civilized, I went to Politics.

At any rate, I'm not going to make a habit of it.

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:31 PM

5. Why does that annoy you? n/t

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Response to Avalux (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 08:15 AM

47. I Could Guess

at why someone might find it annoying. Based on personal experience, if you are interested in the subject of the multiple posts you have to follow more than one thread and then remember which one you may have responded to, or which thread the person you keep putting on ignore but keeps popping up anyway is on. That said it's about 1,000,000th on my list of daily annoyances.

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:31 PM

6. why not?

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:32 PM

8. Sometimes I'll post something in GD

and people will say "You should cross-post that in (whatever)." I don't do it unless someone specifically asks.

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:33 PM

10. Because things drop like a rock in GD

while they'll be seen by members in certain groups and forums.

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:40 PM

11. you should post this in other Forums

And see what the various groups have to say.

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:42 PM

12. damn!The secret is out.

We do it just to annoy certain people. Herhee.

Because there are so many posts that people might miss it if it's just in gd. So some post in groups that might find it relevant

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:52 PM

13. ... to reach more people and consciousness-raise

 

I just had open salon close on me and lost a platform and pretty wide audience. I am still driven by a need to pass along the truth as I find it from the alternate websites that is so very often so very opposite to the propaganda on mainstream media.

I often on open salon felt like Paul Revere trying to bring the REAL truth to counterpoint the corporate and war-mongering propaganda that also finds its way on MSNBC which cherry-picks the truth according to party loyalty cronyism, sadly.

I often felt like my arms too short to box with mainstream media to paraphrase. But one kind and talented contributor on open salon told me that I may not be changing lots of minds but my communications were definitely opening some. To present the basic truth that there were OTHER perspectives that actually existed is an important contribution, along with supplying facts against the "truthiness" of "my country or party right or wrongness." Omission is a terrible mainstream media crime. Faux-Lesser evilism is the crime I accuse the Dem Party of perpetrating.

RIP open salon. I will miss that active community that commented and blogged. I will miss both the validating and invalidating feedback. There was a liveliness there. More than ego-feeding for us bloggers, though that was there, too. And the ego-deflating beat-ups and pile-ons that occasionally happened, too. It was the citizenry in a representational local dimension. People there being introduced by some of us to what our canned mainstream communication could not give. It was also a place to be real and creative, political some days, poetic and apolitical or locally political on others. It is a major loss for hundreds of us now.

I am exploring and now cyber-travelling. I still have the need to communicate. Will I be comfortable here? I hope so, but will know soon enough.

best, libby

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Response to libbyliberal (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 11:14 PM

15. Welcome libbyliberal!

Sounds like you might like the sub-group here at DU Populist Reform of the Democratic Party.

It definitely sounds like we'd appreciate your contributions there.

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 11:42 PM

16. thanks, riverlover ...

 

I am grateful for the generous responsiveness. I am pretty much a luddite in terms of negotiating new cyber environments. Apparently we don't bring in our own avatars. Just working on that small dimension. Thanks for the link! And the welcoming emoticom.

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Response to libbyliberal (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 11:46 PM

18. Welcome libbyliberal

I think you'll enjoy getting to know most of us.

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Response to Oilwellian (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 12:09 AM

23. thank you, oilwellian. I am grateful for the classy feedback already!

 

n/t

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 11:09 PM

14. Why do people whine about the DU? Nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 11:49 PM

19. In before...

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 11:44 PM

17. If you don't like it, you can go back out the same door you came in by. nt

 

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 03:58 AM

37. That is not nice, the person was just asking a question!

DU is accommodating!

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 11:49 PM

20. I agree, It is hard when there are comments in multiple posts

I wish it were like e-bay where you can cross category post instead. post it once and indicate all the places it belongs.

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 11:52 PM

22. It's a conspiracy against you and you finally found out!

 

GRATEES!

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 12:19 AM

24. The main rule in GD is don't whine about DU.

But welcome anyhow. I've never posted a thread in multiple forums but I'm sure its for exposure. When I sign in to DU my subscriptions are highlighted and I usually go to them first.

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 12:20 AM

25. What a strange question. What other boards have you been frequenting, that you expect 'points'?

I'm really curious, because I've been here for over 12 years, so ... Anyway, where have you been hanging out?

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Response to Hekate (Reply #25)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 01:27 AM

28. I think this person is asking a fair question.

Why does one person post the same story in multiple groups? They don't know if it's an incentive answer, a technical reason, or a spammer.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #28)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 02:19 AM

32. It was a post & run question, & just struck an odd tone, as you can see from all the other answers

I think I'm asking a fair question myself.

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 12:25 AM

26. Posting points? Are those like Green Stamps? n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 07:58 AM

43. I hope so.

I have my eye on a toaster and a coffee pot. I think I have enough to get both!

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 08:05 AM

44. "And I got this lovely knitted Thermos for only 2,500,000 PostingPoints!"

Post where you see the PostingPoints Sign and collect FREE prizes! (No cash value. Small Shipping and Handling Fee and State Tax not included. May not be legal in your state.)

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 01:26 AM

27. Depends

Sometimes a topic is a niche topic that could be popular. So I might post a medium popularity NY story in NY and GD. The story might be important regionally and nationally.

Some people like to round up the troops from smaller groups.

Some people are spammers.

Some people like to drive up their post count and post the same story that pretty much no one cares about over and over.

I can think of one person that does two or three of these things just by himself. And to top it off, in all caps for each one.

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 01:34 AM

29. I posted a link to my GD post in the education forum. I often do that.

I like to post in General Discussion for more visibility on education issues, and some read the ed forum who seldom bother with GD.

Here is my post in GD just now.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026453973

Here is the link I posted in Ed forum.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/112410157

Doesn't get me any more recs, but it does insure more views. Then I also post it at Twitter.

https://twitter.com/madfloridian

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 01:47 AM

30. attention granted

 

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 02:09 AM

31. ....

 



- Repetitious, but makes a great cooking oil. Welcome DU. If you feel faint, here ya go:

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 02:22 AM

33. I think it is because they have something important

to contribute in more than one forums. Plus, it is their way of getting their opinion heard!

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 03:29 AM

35. Why do people worry about where others post?

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 03:32 AM

36. Because they are there.

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 04:09 AM

38. Why does anyone do anything?


I don't know, I was really drunk at the time.

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 06:14 AM

39. because tooting their own horn in one place isn't enough. n/t

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 07:25 AM

41. i thought there was a policy that you weren't to post the same thing in more than one

forum. That must have changed, because I see it a lot now.

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 07:53 AM

42. Why does it annoy you?

Some topics overlap forums.

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 08:07 AM

45. I don't think the people in this forum are interested in talking antiques or baking or pets.

Unless they're participants in the other forums.

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 08:08 AM

46. Why did you post in this one? nt

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Response to 3c273a (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 01:29 PM

48. You should post this in Welcome & Help.

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