What on earth is going on with the merging of my replies

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  1. TinaBelcher, Jul 29, 2017
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    TinaBelcher macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone experiencing after replying to one comment that the next comment you write will force itself to merge into the previous reply for someone else? The more i try to edit it the more it dublicate itself.
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    Yep, that happens "by design". When you make consecutive posts in the same thread, the system automatically merges them to reduce clutter.
     
  3. TinaBelcher thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way of getting around it when trying to reply to multiple people?
     
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Two things can happen here: If you make a second, consecutive post to the same thread in under an hour, it will merge them. If you post - even following one of your own posts - over an hour later, it will appear as a separate post.

    If, on the other hand, someone else makes a post immediately after your initial post, your next post in that thread will not be merged, as it will succeed that of the person who posted subsequently to your earlier post.
     
  5. TinaBelcher thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got it. Thanks! :D
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    No because this was put in place, since seeing multiple posts from the same person is annoying to many people here at MacRumors. It is best to compose your thoughts, use the multi-quote ability of the forum and write a single post, that people can respond too, it doesn't matter if you're quoting one person or a multitude.
     
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    Further to this, if you quote multiple people in one post then they'll all get a "TinaBelcher quoted your post" alert, so they should all see your reply even if they're "buried" in a single post.
     

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