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Shouldn’t cross posting be allowed?

If there is a question that is on-topic for multiple SE sites, is it OK to cross-post to another site?

Example in mind:
Super User: Mirror apt repository that uses .bz2 files
Server Fault: How to mirror apt repository that uses Packages.bz2

These two questions were posted at the same time by the same user.

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    Feel free to flag any posts you discover were cross-posted.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Commented Feb 4, 2013 at 18:12
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    To be honest, when I see that I usually downvote both. It's rude even on your run-in-the-mill forums, so I can't see why people would think it's okay here.
    – rtf
    Commented Feb 4, 2013 at 18:14
  • Should I flag cross posted questions?
    – slhck
    Commented Feb 4, 2013 at 18:22
  • @DanielBeck Done. I flagged the post on serverfault. It was upvoted on SU so I figured it could stay there.
    – BenjiWiebe
    Commented Feb 4, 2013 at 18:23
  • For reference: Cross posting is considered abusive behavior
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 12:08

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No, choose one and only one. If after a while, you don't get a response, then you can flag it for a moderator to move it another site that it's on topic for


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