I recently found that the same question - How to speed up video on Linux – had been asked on Ask Ubuntu and on Super User. I gave the same answer on both.

In cases such as these, where the same question has been asked on multiple sites by different users, should the same answer be posted on each site?


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If it's the same question, you should ask for it to be migrated to the appropriate site. For instance, an Ubuntu question may well be on topic at SuperUser, but it should ideally be on AU.

Google is the User interface. Having a question in multiple places does not increase its visibility.

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    Would users on Unix.SE and Super User agree that Ubuntu questions are always better posted on Ask Ubuntu than on their sites? Commented Nov 3, 2012 at 14:27
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    @EliahKagan Maybe it is time to pay a visit to Unix & Linux Meta and ask?
    – nanofarad
    Commented Nov 4, 2012 at 0:15

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