I wrote a nautical vocabulary question ELU, and then realized that people with practical experience about boating might be able to answer it better over on Great Outdoors. I got the answer I needed there (in a comment to the answer, actually). I think this means I should delete the question here. Is that right?

I would be okay with leaving both, and posting links at each to the other, but I'm afraid I may get in trouble at some point, so I'm asking now, before I get in trouble.

(The other question got closed, by the way. But the responses I got there were more useful than the ones I've gotten here, so my preference would to keep the one there.)

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    Just leave things as they are...and in future avoid asking ELU questions on other SE sites where they likely are off-topic.
    – user66974
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 7:44
  • @Josh - Thank you. Okay, I'll leave it alone. (Honestly, in this case, posting at the other site worked out extremely well.) Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 23:29

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If you get the answer you needed, mark the answer as "accepted" by clicking the checkmark under the vote section in the answer post.

Do not delete the question, as other users might have the same question and you post already has the answer.

  • If you visit the question in question, you'll see that I already accepted an answer. The problem was that I had done a no-no, I had asked two almost identical (if I remember right) questions on two different sites. I followed Josh's advice provided in a comment. Commented Jan 30, 2017 at 4:32

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