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Simultaneous publication

I am Considering writing an article. It is my intention to post it Simultaneously on this and another website. Would this be Permitted under the terms of this site? Or would I need to post it here first and then ask for Permission to copy it to the other site? Or post it there First and then ask for permission to post it here?--Tolerance 16:25, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

I would ask that you not post it here if you are going to post it elsewhere also. We want this site to have unique content as far as possible, but are allowing a small exception for cases such as those listed on the policy page (e.g. you want to expand the article but are no longer contributing on the site where the other article exists). Your proposal doesn't fit with these goals.
However, we also don't want to prevent you reproducing your own work elsewhere, so if you post it here first, you won't be violating our rules to post it elsewhere. And we are not going to be checking timestamps to see if you posted it here an our before there or vice versa.
It's not going to matter if the occasional person posts an article about, say, horses, here, and simultaneously posts it on a website about horses. But we don't want lots of people collectively contributing lots of articles to both here and, say, Conservapedia. That would go against the goal of having unique content.
Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 21:23, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks you very much for taking the time to Answer. I'm sure you have a lot going on.--Tolerance 22:10, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Copying an essay

I suppose I can't Post this? Can I Link to it from my user page?--Tolerance 23:04, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Considering you just linked to it from here, I see no reason why the site would desire you to not link it from your user page. But I'm not exactly the person who says what's ok to do here, might want to wait for PJR (or at least, another sysop?) to chime in. ħuman Number 19 00:04, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
See the second-last paragraph of this (project) page. Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 11:50, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
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