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

TinaBelcher

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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.
 
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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.
 
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TinaBelcher

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

Scepticalscribe

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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.
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.
 

TinaBelcher

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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.
Got it. Thanks! :D
 

maflynn

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Is there a way of getting around it when trying to reply to multiple people?
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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