Auto-merge double posts request

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by kabunaru, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. kabunaru Guest

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    On some forum I knew that if you double post, the double post would be merged with the 1st post above automatically, thus saving moderating work. Is this possible here?

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I know a few other of my forums automerge double posts
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    On MR, we do it the old fashioned way ... manually.

    Maybe that will change someday.

    In the meantime, it's not hard to do. Just click on the "Quote" icon to the right.
     
  4. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    But why not do it automatically just in case a double post happens?
    This would really save moderator work.
     
  5. bigandy macrumors G3

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    What's wrong with people just being a little less lazy? :rolleyes:
     
  6. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    Nothing.
    Why are you gentlemen are always so against any ideas and requests?
    I think this one is a good one.
     
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  8. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    Why not eliminate double posting?
     
  9. bigandy macrumors G3

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    "We" aren't against ideas and requests, but I don't see the point in specifically modifying VBulletin to meet the laziness of the membership. People should be informed how to do things, not allowed to lapse in to a permanent brain-fart because they can't be arsed editing a post instead of double posting (which is no more work than posting in the first place), or a multitude of other things.

    ;)
     
  10. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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  11. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    So what? You still sound like you are against everything. Sometimes ideas can change the site for the better.

    Good idea.
     
  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Every hack we add increases the likelihood that something will break when we try to upgrade in the future, so we try to be extremely selective about the ones we do implement.

    From my perspective, this isn't a crucial enough issue to warrant a hack. So please continue to report obvious consecutive posts, and we'll merge them manually. If a user demonstrates a habit of double posting, we'll contact them personally to point them in the right direction.
     
  13. Doctor Q Administrator

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    We also have to consider whether there would be unwanted side effects, such as problems when a user purposely made multiple posts because of limits on post size or the number of smilies or attachments in a post.

    It's not impossible to find, evaluate, approve, install, and maintain modifications to vBulletin, but we have to approach each one carefully.
     

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