[–] greenfascist 2 points 12 points (+14|-2) ago 

Better idea: make a cross posting tool and let people use it for five subs at a time, or link blocks of subs that are similar when submitting.

I hate it when I have something that needs to go to news worldnews and politics.

[–] CujoQuarrel 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

We also need comment sections to be linked. If you x-post something all the comments should be in one place.

[–] Slayfire122 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The combined comment section would have to be "system moderated" or moderated by all the individual mods.

This would be great for smaller subverse comment sections.

Also worth noting, allowing someone to xpost to several places would have it show up in one lump in v/all/new instead of littering the entire thing.

[–] greenfascist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

you might be trying to be sarcastic?, but creating a unified comments section for a cross post should be a good thing.

[–] totes_magotes [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This is definitely a necessity regardless.

[–] Alwaysmakingprogress 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It doesn’t “need” to go to three different subs. Pick the best one and go with it.

[–] greenfascist 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

false. some items need to be submitted to each relevant sub.

[–] AntiTomato 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I regularly post the same thing to multiple verses, and it's not for points.

I do it because the post is specifically relevant to a particular group that uses verses as a message/update board, and another verse like v/politics.

[–] go1dfish 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Use multiple sources

[–] totes_magotes [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Post to the one with fewer subscribers or activity. It'll still hit front page and be seen.

If that's not good enough, do a weekly Roundup for things that would otherwise be x-posted

[–] Proxima 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

This already exists. I get notices all the time on here "this link was already submitted recently"

[–] totes_magotes [S] 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

Did you see the wird “crosspost” in the title?

[–] clamhurt_legbeard 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

You can only post the same url twice. There has already been a restriction for a long time.

[–] Caesarkid1 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

@totes_magotes is correct as there is currently an exploit wherein you can post a URL multiple times by appending gibberish to it. For example I could post this rick roll image multiple times utilizing the method as follows;

https://imgoat.com/uploads/2c420d928d/70218.jpg

https://imgoat.com/uploads/2c420d928d/70218.jpg

https://imgoat.com/uploads/2c420d928d/70218.jpg#01.gif

https://imgoat.com/uploads/2c420d928d/70218.jpg#01.gif

https://imgoat.com/uploads/2c420d928d/70218.jpg#02.jpg

https://imgoat.com/uploads/2c420d928d/70218.jpg#01.jpg

https://imgoat.com/uploads/2c420d928d/70218.jpg#03.jpg

https://imgoat.com/uploads/2c420d928d/70218.jpg#03.jpg

https://imgoat.com/uploads/2c420d928d/70218.jpg#03.gif

https://imgoat.com/uploads/2c420d928d/70218.jpg#03.gif

https://imgoat.com/uploads/2c420d928d/70218.jpg#02.gif

https://imgoat.com/uploads/2c420d928d/70218.jpg#02.gif

Given that you can only post one exact link twice posting permutations of the link even resulting in a changing image tag is a current exploit wherein the negative action is not specifically coded against.

I had suggested that a whitelist of sites which require #'s in the URL be created so that # permutations could be stripped and compared with the users post history to eliminate this exploit however this has not proven to be much of a problem as of yet.

[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

there is currently an exploit wherein you can post a URL multiple times by appending gibberish to it.

Thank you for explaining! I had no idea about this issue, but totes resisted our many attempts to coax him into explaining.

Big thanks!

[–] totes_magotes [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Good post.

I had suggested that a whitelist of sites which require #'s in the URL

Can't do that. When you create an internal anchor in the page (click on the header of, say, a FAQ, and it scrolls down to that position), that's an internal anchor and puts a #<something> in the url. Any page, any site can do this.

[–] totes_magotes [S] 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

So glad you don’t understand what crosspost means. /s

[–] clamhurt_legbeard 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Reread your post carefully. You described a situation that is impossible with voat's programming.

I invite you to try it yourself and find out your error!

[–] XSS1337 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yup

[–] AutisticLicense 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I was thinking that this was a proposal to keep different people from crossposting the same url within X minutes, but this one is good as well.

I think stopping different people from crossposting the same URL gives would give credit to the first person that found it, rather than allowing some to steal credit for someone else's find.

[–] sore_ass_losers 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I don't care so much about the credit, but I think it'd be much better to have all the comments for a link in one place.

[–] voats4goats 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

I think stopping different people from crossposting the same URL gives would give credit to the first person that found it, rather than allowing some to steal credit for someone else's find.

That is a bit grating. I post shit all the time with no/low hits and then someone reposts it on multiple subverses and gets all the internet points. Not that I care that much about those but I do miss out on the discussions sometimes because if it

[–] totes_magotes [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Not so much that. The crosspost itself isn’t a problem. It’s when it’s at the same time. The algorithms will make sure you’ll see pretty much every post that gains traction in /all so when you see two by the same person at the same time, it’s eating up /all space because you can only go “Next Page” until you hit page 20.

[–] sore_ass_losers 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

(Bit of a digression here: Why that 20 page limit anyhow?

It makes a lot of sense for something like 'funny' but not so much for subverses that represent serious research. Say you spent hours researching your posting, for posterity and the good of humanity. Then 20 pages of stuff comes along and it's no longer accessible to the browsing public because of 20 page index limits. If I recall correctly, your post is still on voat, you or other interested parties just need to have saved a link to it.)

[–] TheBuddha 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If I think another sub might enjoy it, I add that as a comment to the submission and encourage other people to post it there.

[–] totes_magotes [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Aye, you’re playing straight on that. Thanks :)

[–] AntiTomato 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I regularly post the same thing to multiple verses, and it's not for points.

I do it because the post is specifically relevant to a particular group that uses verses as a message/update board, and another verse like v/politics.

If I only posted it to v/politics, then the other groups likely wouldn't even see it and it would mean that the v/politics crowd would be controlling visibility for other specific groups.

[–] Aged 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Dude, we can't do what you say we can do. There is a 60-second limit already. That's why I crosspost in the 61th second.

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