Cross postin' August 4, 2007 1:05 PM   Subscribe

Is it ok to cross post from Travel to AskMe while Travel is still in alpha?
posted by Burhanistan to Etiquette/Policy at 1:05 PM (25 comments total)

I only ask because I posted a somewhat time sensitive question to Travel and realized it would probably get more response/traffic in AskMe. Thanks.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:05 PM on August 4, 2007

posted by carsonb at 1:21 PM on August 4, 2007

Sure. Once this is live, travel questions will also show up on the AskMe front page with some indicator that they're also Travel questions.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:24 PM on August 4, 2007 [1 favorite]

Of course I have no authority on the subject, but I think that since Travel isn't a true subsite yet (and, as you said, is still in 'alpha') you're safe getting your question out where it will actually be answered. When Travel goes live will questions asked there be included on the front page of AskMe? What about trip reports?
posted by carsonb at 1:24 PM on August 4, 2007

Remember kids, Preview is your friend!
posted by carsonb at 1:24 PM on August 4, 2007

Will do. Thanks!
posted by Burhanistan at 1:29 PM on August 4, 2007

Hey, Travel's up! I didn't notice!
posted by IndigoRain at 2:29 PM on August 4, 2007

Personally I don't think this is a good idea b-han...there is a slim chance that things could go wrong... horribly wrong.

Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Total protonic reversal.

Don't cross the posts.
posted by vronsky at 3:29 PM on August 4, 2007

That's bad. Okay. All right, important safety tip, thanks vronsky.
posted by Big_B at 3:43 PM on August 4, 2007

Burhanistan: I have a radical idea. The door swings both ways, we could reverse the post flow through the site.
Jessamyn: How?
Burhanistan: [hesitates] We'll cross-post the info.
Jessamyn: 'Scuse me Burhanistan? You said crossing the posts was bad!
vronsky: Cross posts...
Jessamyn: You're gonna endanger us, you're gonna endanger our users - the nice ladies, who paid us in advance, before she became a troll...
Burhanistan: Not necessarily. There's definitely a *very slim* chance we'll survive.
[pause while they consider this]
Jessamyn: [slaps vronsky] I love this plan! I'm excited it could work! LET'S DO IT!
posted by blue_beetle at 4:24 PM on August 4, 2007 [2 favorites]

posted by mendel at 5:18 PM on August 4, 2007

"There's a travel subsite?!" is the new "What does '.' mean?"
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:35 PM on August 4, 2007

Oh great, now mendel knows...
posted by doctor_negative at 5:36 PM on August 4, 2007

"There's a travel subsite?!" is the new "What does '.' mean?"

Christ, three years into this thing and I'm still a noob?

Please, would someone point me to this travel thing?
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 6:14 PM on August 4, 2007

Still very much in alpha, as evidenced by this thread.
posted by carsonb at 6:23 PM on August 4, 2007

My girlfriend's a troll.
posted by vronsky at 9:02 PM on August 4, 2007

Why not automatically populate Travel with AskMe questions in the "travel and transportation" category?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:07 PM on August 4, 2007

It was linked in one of the podcast threads. You are listening to the podcasts, aren't you?
posted by smackfu at 9:12 PM on August 4, 2007

posted by blue_beetle at 9:16 PM on August 4, 2007

posted by vronsky at 9:49 PM on August 4, 2007 [1 favorite]

Also soon to be in alpha:

posts about, and concerning things of interest to, Gavin McCloud
posted by davejay at 10:42 PM on August 4, 2007

MY eyes! My eyes! I clicked the link to "Travel"l and was shocked by a glaring white page. Surely there is some soothing color that can be applied.
posted by Cranberry at 11:35 PM on August 4, 2007

Does a photo linked on Travel have to be from flickr? Because, and you may not know this, but there are other ways to host pictures on the Internet.
posted by Eideteker at 7:22 AM on August 5, 2007 [1 favorite]

other ways?
posted by mendel at 10:08 AM on August 5, 2007

That travel thing is a cool idea! When I suggested it two years ago the response was mixed:

/smugness :)
posted by mecran01 at 10:51 AM on August 6, 2007

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