Regarding the rule to only be allowed to post in one topic:
Posting in more than one location is the only way I can assure I am reaching everyone. It has NEVER been a problem before and now there is a new rule about it? What problem is being solved?
There are several issues with duplicate posts.
1) Users who read using the "view new posts," which shows you all posts made since your last visit, see all the duplicates. We have heard that they do not like that. On this forum more users than not use that view.
2) Users reply to the various duplicates, creating multiple conversations about the same thing, which is hard for people to follow. If someone does not realize there is more than one of the same post, they don't see all the conversation.
3) We have different categories/forums for organizational purposes. Posting the same thing multiple times, and posting things in places other than the most appropriate category, defeats the purpose of having multiple discussion categories.