If you're talking to me, I don't think you should go by my comments as opposed to the majority because I'm not the one who has to maintain the site. I just wanted to point out the ramifications of a 10 post limit with respect to cross posting. I suppose that if a small minority of newcomers actually had the notion to declare that they've cross posted then they will post that they were not able to provide a link. Most seem to cross post without saying anything at all, let alone provide a link.
The answer might be to stop referring them to the article here which tells them to provide a link, or have a similar 'document' on this site, or just live with it.
When someone cross posts, some of us simply post a link to the other site where we saw it. Some of us add "so-and-so, please read "and post the link along with the cross posting notification for everyone to see. That lets those who might get or are already involved know that there may be answers posted elsewhere.
See post 6 here as an example of where the link was provided by someone who called out the cross post
Hi everyone I hope somebody could help me with this... I'm writing into a textbox with my code a "List of people" depending on some Checkboxes. (The name of the textbox is TeamWorktxt) and the checkboxes are WT_Quality, WT_Production, WT_Warehouse, WT_Process. If I l click on one it adds the...
Then a similar page would be useful here, IMO. I don't suppose links to external sites help with rankings?
You may not realize it, but cross posters are a PITA. Worse case, you spend time on a problem only to find they have the same answers elsewhere and simply ignored them, or worse, everyone dropped out because the OP was less than appreciative if you know what I mean. I've seen people post the exact same question on 3 different sites, all within about 15 minutes of each other.
Delays are a great anti-bot/spam feature.
When I ran my own email server I was able to instigate a 30-60 second delay on returning an EHLO response. Genuine mail servers would wait patiently, all the spambots, and infected machines would simply up sticks and bugger off. Their whole existence is based on generating thousands of attempts, so slowing them down is an excellent tool if it's not already in your armoury.
From memory, the logs showed something like 22,000 attempted deliveries in one 24 hour period that never completed.
That's a lot of spam. And we weren't an international well-known domain.