Crossposting to multiple topics?

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@john : I'm sure you guys have already discussed and weighed this internally, but I would sure like to be able to crosspost via my initial posting process to at least one additional topic.  It's possible that I'm missing the means for doing so, but it appears to be locked to a single topic at present.

I know I can crosspost via separate link post, but it would be useful to me to be able to do so explicitly in my initial submission.


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john John Skorick (@john) Pinned comment
Hey @lyncmob

Sorry for the delay in response. We have been discussing this a bit (in the past and in light of this post) and would like clarification on one point.

Are you wanting to submit the source link itself to multiple Topics, or submit the post which is created at TopTopic to multiple Topics? I believe the former but wanted to confirm.

At a high-level, we have a few concerns with submitting the same link to multiple Topics.

- Your profile page would show the same post multiple times in a row.
- The All Topics/New view would show the same post multiple times in a row (not a major concern for members as most view their feed, but is a concern for visitors who see All Topics by default).
- If, by chance, the two of the posts gained traction in their separate Topics, they could also appear as duplicates on the Top posts view.

We have previously discussed adding a limit to the number of link submissions per day in an effort to mitigate posting the same link to multiple Topics. This was considered in relation to individuals posting links to their own site/blog, not 3rd party sources such as those you post...just giving you a little visibility.

As you know, we're all about making the system more efficient but this particular item seems like it raises a lot of abuse potential. Any thoughts on the abuse angle? Maybe you've seen this arise at Reddit?

Thanks as always, James.

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lyncmob James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) replied to John Skorick (@john) Pinned comment
Very interesting - on a mobile device now, but will percolate and reply later this weekend.

PS. Love the new changes to link submission! :)
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john John Skorick (@john) replied to James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) Pinned comment
Nice...figured you'd catch that. :)
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