A user posted a question here, How should I deal with a client who refuses to pay after receiving the finish product?, and also cross-posted the same exact post on The Workplace SE.

The post on Workplace SE was closed; however, it seems like it is getting good answers. I considered having the duplicate on Workplace SE migrated here and the answers merged with our version of the post.

However, the Workplace SE posts has a top answer score of +15, which would eclipse the top scored version on our site. Cross-posting is generally frowned upon precisely for this very reason: It spreads information out across different places and makes it harder to merge it all back together without causing issues.

So my question is, do we want to include those answers on our site, or do we just simply leave the comment linking the two posts together? Take a look at the two posts, and let me know what you think.


I would say to leave it be. Linking is enough, and the workplace one is already closed.

Questions shouldn't be cross-site posted, as we all know. This user may not have known, but it was already closed on Workplace, so I didn't do any mod actions here. The question is OK, and able to get answers - Some good answers from the Workplace though. If we move it over, those users will lose reputation on their site (and that's 5 users, if I recall correctly?), and gain phantom reputation here. Do any of them have an account here?

At least here, more people can post answers to, helping everyone.

  • Thanks Luke. What's your thought process behind this idea?
    – jmort253
    Jun 27 '14 at 3:21
  • @jmort253 Updated
    – Canadian Luke Mod
    Jun 27 '14 at 16:29
  • Okay, thats what I was thinking too. Thanks again.
    – jmort253
    Jun 27 '14 at 20:10

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