Reposting of Terminology question on other portals.
Thread poster: 3ADE shadab

3ADE shadab
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Dec 5, 2011

Hi

I would like to know if one can post Terminology question (Question asked by someone else) on other portals to get more opinion and fast response for a particular question and help the asker. I am bit confuse and its ethical ? Please suggest your view.


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writeaway  Identity Verified
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Why not? Dec 5, 2011

Mohd shadab wrote:

Hi

I would like to know if one can post Terminology question (Question asked by someone else) on other portals to get more opinion and fast response for a particular question and help the asker. I am bit confuse and its ethical ? Please suggest your view.



Quite a few askers themselves post their questions on a variety of portals in addition to asking them via Kudoz. So don't see why it should matter.


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3ADE shadab
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Not by same asker but someone else. Dec 5, 2011

writeaway wrote:

Mohd shadab wrote:

Hi

I would like to know if one can post Terminology question (Question asked by someone else) on other portals to get more opinion and fast response for a particular question and help the asker. I am bit confuse and its ethical ? Please suggest your view.



Quite a few askers themselves post their questions on a variety of portals in addition to asking them via Kudoz. So don't see why it should matter.


but suppose... its not by the same askers but some other person, but motive is only to help him.

Hope its not against site rule and regulation and ethical ?


[Edited at 2011-12-05 10:34 GMT]


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Nikita Kobrin  Identity Verified
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Anything goes Dec 5, 2011

When one (i.e. anyone) is looking for an answer for some question he can can use ANY available means and resources.

Nikita Kobrin


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philgoddard
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. Dec 5, 2011

I find it mildly irritating when I Google a phrase someone has asked about, and the first hit I get is the Proz question itself and the second is from something like wordreference.com.

I think it's basic courtesy to say "I have also posted this question at ..." so that people aren't scurrying around looking for answers that have already been found on other sites.

Personally, I wouldn't post a question on a site other than ProZ. If you can't get an answer here, you won't get one anywhere, and the quality of the answers on other sites is often very poor.


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Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
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Just an idea - use the Reference function Dec 5, 2011

If you want to help the asker by posting his/her question at a different portal, I think you could do that, as context provided with the question should be non-confidential info.
You could include a link as a Reference comment to the original question on ProZ. That way the asker himself/herself can follow the responses at that other site, and you won't run the risk of getting accused of using somebody else's work to get KudoZ points for yourself.

One issue though, is that you may want to make sure the asker have not posted the question already on those other portals, because you don't want duplication.

Katalin


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3ADE shadab
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Great Idea.. Dec 6, 2011

Katalin Horvath McClure wrote:

If you want to help the asker by posting his/her question at a different portal, I think you could do that, as context provided with the question should be non-confidential info.
You could include a link as a Reference comment to the original question on ProZ. That way the asker himself/herself can follow the responses at that other site, and you won't run the risk of getting accused of using somebody else's work to get KudoZ points for yourself.

One issue though, is that you may want to make sure the asker have not posted the question already on those other portals, because you don't want duplication.

Katalin


Thanks Katalin,

I think this the best solution, better to provide link of original question as reference.

Thanks again.


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