Copy and Pasting for repeated questions?

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  1. Crysta

    Crysta Out Of The Brooder

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    I've noticed that many of the questions I've answered are repeated questions.... Is it OK if I copy and paste MY advice into a multiple threads that are asking the same question? Or should I link my response into the thread? Am I able to quote myself from a different thread?

    For example: Many people are asking in several threads personal method on introducing flock members.. It it acceptable to copy and paste my method for them into all these threads? I don't want to look like a spammer [​IMG] !
     
  2. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I hope it's acceptable--some of us keep a file of things just to copy and paste. [​IMG]
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~ BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    I wouldn't go and look though threads to answer just to answer. If a new post pops up, it is fine, but it is spammish if you search out all the threads with that question and just C&P in all of them.
     
  4. Crysta

    Crysta Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha, yea I wouldn't do that. I would only be doing this if no one has responded to the thread.

    Thank for your responses!
     
  5. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    A lot of people post a link to the other thread they answered in. I find this most helpful as some of the answers in the other thread may be helpful to them as well. Unless you just want to copy a small portion of what you mentioned, in which case copy and paste would be fine.
     

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