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Double Posting: the Final Solution

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by HorizonTal, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. HorizonTal

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    Double posting is bad: why is that even possible??!?
    Can't you just edit the forum so that when someone Double Posts his comment becomes automatically part of his previous post (with some space in-between)? This solution would be really really nice and would ERADICATE the problem once and for all.
     
  2. Kwaliti

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    Hmm, that's not a bad idea, but it would be a pain in the ass to implement IMO.
     
  3. FrIkY

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    Hmm, I agree, that would be very useful and great. I hope that's possible, to automatically merge the double post.
     
  4. syltman

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    Or a even more simple solution: Don't double post
     
  5. TheHunterKiller

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    This.
    But well, sounds like a nice idea.
     
  6. TriggerHappy

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    Except for the fact that some double posts are necessary. Such as bumps or updates.
     
  7. Handycombinder

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    Then you can make it so you can't make a bump or update the next 48 hours
     
  8. Pyritie

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    just don't double post and we won't have this problem.
     
  9. HorizonTal

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    I really can't see a good reason not to do it.
    It would take effort from you administrators, yes, and it is just a small change.
    But small updates are what makes the site better, since it doesn't really have major problems.
    Anyway, I don't really have a problem with things as they are. I just thought you wanted to improve what can be improved.
    :) bye and thanks for the attention.
     
  10. Mr. Bob

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    lol, or you could just have it where, if you try to double post, a little message comes up saying: "Use the edit button!"...

    BUT, bumping would be a problem. For bumping, you should be able to click a button after a week of no posts that sends it to the start of the forum again. And, after a month of no posting you would not be able to bump anymore. Therefore, you would preserve bumping, eliminate double posting, and eliminate necro-bumping. Oh, and you would only be able to bump 3 times.

    EDIT: And Py: Well duh...but just saying "don't do it!" doesn't always help. People will still do it, and you will still have to neg rep them. Why not just remove the whole problem? Yes, it would be hard to do.. But, so is putting a model resource section with tabs etc when you could simply make a regular forum. It's worth it. Less negrep, less grief, more win!
     
  11. Ghost765

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    the final solution. terrible. the "just dont double post" idea WILL NEVER WORK, just because some people quite frankly dont give a damn.
     
  12. WILL THE ALMIGHTY

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    ... so wait, auto-merging double posts is your solution?

    Why the fuck do we not have that already?
     
  13. Pyritie

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    I know facepunch's forums have that.
     
  14. Emperor_Jackal

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    Honestly, I don't see why people get so bothered by double-posts.
     
  15. Super-Sheep

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    like it would really matter if I'd post 10 posts in a row now
     
  16. WILL THE ALMIGHTY

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    It fills up the page and gets messy.
     
  17. Dentothor

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    i agree. this is a problem that can be fixed but it doesn't really HAVE to be. i mean its as simple as just warning them not to double post. its not really hurting anyone.

    but its still a good idea.
     
  18. Hakeem

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    Adding on to an existing post does not serve the same function as adding another post.

    The solution is to not make it seem like it's a big deal in the first place.
     
  19. Mr. Bob

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    So, just out of curiosity, what is wrong with the what I said? D:
     
  20. Septimus

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    The auto-merging and bumping button was suggested by me to Ralle long time ago. He have once say that the bulletin or whatever it was unable to support it because he is not using the one that support such a function.

    Or was it Ghan or poot who say that? I don't recall.