I've seen it mentioned on several questions where a thread question will be the exact question asked on another (unrelated to SE) site. What is to be done about this, if anything? I've seen responses having to do with copyright infringement, so believe this, at least, lends validity to referencing the original question within the question posted on M&TV. Problems I have with this are: 1) people are padding their stats on unoriginal thoughts; 2) shows a lack of imagination; 3) could make M&TV irrelevant. Here I am not talking about asking similar questions, as I'm sure this will happen. What I'm talking about is a word-for-word copy of questions (example: Deja-Vu question asked on M&TV and same exact question asked on the Deja-Vu IMDB FAQ page - look at the last question on IMDB.) In my short time here, I've seen probably five or six questions which are re-posts from non-SE sites.
What are the rules covering this on S.E.? I have read this post from S.E. and this post from here on M&TV. While it discusses these issues, it does not really spell out WHAT to do about these types of posts. One of the HUGE issues I see about allowing this (as I stated earlier) is if people see questions reposted on here from other sites, they may see this site as irrelevant, which means they will not frequent, post, or ask/answer questions. This does not bode well for building notoriety throughout the community of movie & TV lovers!