Two forum posts made within 10 minutes of each other are now automatically merged. This consolidates comments and lets posts by more users appear in thread displays. Consecutive posts were a minor inconvenience to other users in the past and the moderators routinely merged such posts, but it's now handled by the forum software. The feature works when you use desktop web browsers and when you use Mobile Safari or another web browser on a tablet. Unfortunately, it does not apply to posts made using the mobile forum interface, which you might use from a smart phone. The moderators will continue to merge consecutive posts made within minutes of each other from the mobile interface. Here's what posts look like after being automatically merged: This is my forum post. ---------- This is another forum post I made a minute later. Avoiding consecutive posts We still ask that you try to avoid making multiple posts in a row in a forum thread, if you can avoid it, as a courtesy to other users. If you consider everything you want to say before posting, there will be less need for multiple posts. If you want to reply to multiple posts at once, take advantage of the forum system's Multi-Quote feature (see explanation). If you make a post and then think of something else to say, you can click Edit to edit your previous post. Under the mobile interface you can quote one post rather than many but comment on all of them anyway. If you can't do this (e.g., you're using the mobile interface and need to quote multiple posts or you made posts 11 minutes apart without noticing), that's OK. If you've made consecutive posts that weren't automatically merged, you are welcome to click Report Post and ask the moderators to merge them for you. Making consecutive posts There are rare circumstances in which it makes sense to make consecutive posts: You have to split up a post into pieces to stay within the maximum post size (currently 20,000 characters). You are managing a "reference" thread such as the Free iTunes Store TV/Videos/Movie thread. In such cases you'll need to wait more than 10 minutes between posts. Thanks for your cooperation!