Duplication of thread
Posted 14 February 2007 - 06:39 PM
Posted 14 February 2007 - 06:50 PM
Posted 14 February 2007 - 09:39 PM
Posted 14 February 2007 - 10:06 PM
Posted 14 February 2007 - 10:43 PM
Thank you for telling me that - otherwise I may have been tempted to read the guide myself. When hell freezes over.
Posted 15 February 2007 - 05:39 PM
Why are people still duplicating threads? !@%**!!! Look down the blooming page can't you. GRRRRRRRRRR
Posted 15 February 2007 - 11:00 PM
Posted 15 February 2007 - 11:49 PM
If you mean pre-created threads, that wouldn't work. People don't look for existing threads at the moment, so they wouldn't look for pre-created ones either. The awkward fact is that most people don't bother to read anything before asking questions: they want to talk about something so they just post a new thread. (This is a cause for some amusement in the newsgroups for the Opera browser. We have frequent visits from lovers of the musical art form who advertise their productions in Opera's newsgroups, completely unaware that it's the wrong sort of opera because they haven't bothered to take even the most cursory of looks at the group before posting.)
Posted 16 February 2007 - 04:36 AM
While we're on the subject, it would be nice (or is this just me?) if thread titles could be spelled correctly. I know not everyone is good at spelling and that some people may be dyslexic, but is it that hard to keep textspeak out of the titles? But I could be alone in finding it hard to read and if more mistakes creep in, then searches won't be accurate and we'll be back to duplicated threads!
I post on a board that has pre-created threads, where duplicate threads are simply not allowed. Works absolutely fine because people take the trouble to check before they create a new thread and the mods give a gentle reminder when people forget (and merge the two threads).
Posted 16 February 2007 - 08:31 AM
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