"Are there rules against cross-posting? I read, like all, the stickies."
Yes, there is a rule against cross-posting. It can be found in the AnandTech Forum Guidelines stickied at the top of this forum.
"10) Post in the right forum. Topics posted where they don't belong will be moved. If the subject matter of a topic is broad or vague enough to fit into more than one category, please only pick the one that seems to be the best fit. Threads on the same topic are not allowed to be cross-posted in multiple forums unless members in one forum suggest taking it elsewhere after addressing the issue."