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  • New Feature: Back-to-back posts merge

    Hey all...

    I just added a new feature to the board that I think many will appreciate...

    I'm the worst at making back-to-back posts, rather than hitting edit and adding my new thoughts to the last post I made... Well, the board will now take care of that... Instead of seeing 3 or four posts in a row by the same user, the board software now automatically adds the new post to the last post that I made (until someone responds again).

    This should help cut down on some of the clutter and save some bandwidth...


  • #2
    How does it affect post counts?

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    • #3
      You have a good opportunity there to test it for yourself... but didn't take it...

      it merges the posts, so a new post isn't made...

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      • #4
        Sounds like a great idea, TJ!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Taco John
          You have a good opportunity there to test it for yourself... but didn't take it...

          it merges the posts, so a new post isn't made...
          OK

          Thanks

          I see now........ :clap:

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          • #6
            Fantastic idea! More rep points for you... :clap:


            Dang! It says I have to spread the rep around. Oh well, I'll get back to you on the rep points...
            Last edited by Pick Six; 01-16-2004, 01:48 PM.

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            • #7
              So, like when Mock posts like 7 times in a row, it will all be put into 1 post unless another poster interrupts his streak.

              (That's not a slam on Mock, I just know his habits....especially when it's like 3AM and traffic is slow and he goes back and adds new thoughts as they come to him.)

              What about time restrictions? Can you post back-to-back if enough time has elapsed (like with a "bump")?

              Am I like a 4 year old with 75 consecutive questions in rapid-fire succession?

              Test!

              *Hey it works! - this is post #3

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              • #8
                In short, yes... I think Mock and myself are the worst at it, though others do it too... It will merge the posts... When it merges the post, it also updates the time and bumps the thread to reflect the newer time...

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                • #9
                  Technology! Everyone thinks TJ is working hard on the site, but really, he's just like a kid in a candy store with this stuff.

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                  • #10
                    that explains the question i had!!

                    i just posted two consecutive on another thread and was cinfused to see them merged.

                    anyway, while it might help the short posts, sometimes myself, mock, or you taco will INTENTIONALLY break up long post into two to either emphasize a new thought OR just shorten the post to make it easier to read.

                    another question is what happens if youre tryin to quote someone.
                    sometimes ill post 3 or 4 in a row in a thread with all posts responses to quotes from others. will those still be separate?
                    thanks,

                    jake

                    Originally posted by frerottenextelway
                    Technology! Everyone thinks TJ is working hard on the site, but really, he's just like a kid in a candy store with this stuff.
                    no response to you gus, just trying to answer my own question.

                    see how disjointed this is getting.

                    i dont know taco.

                    no offense but i dont like it at all.

                    its nice to be able to quote DIFFERENT people and have different posts to differentiate.
                    i think this will actaully cause confusion.

                    jake

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jake meffley
                      that explains the question i had!!

                      i just posted two consecutive on another thread and was cinfused to see them merged.

                      anyway, while it might help the short posts, sometimes myself, mock, or you taco will INTENTIONALLY break up long post into two to either emphasize a new thought OR just shorten the post to make it easier to read.

                      another question is what happens if youre tryin to quote someone.
                      sometimes ill post 3 or 4 in a row in a thread with all posts responses to quotes from others. will those still be separate?
                      thanks,

                      jake




                      no response to you gus, just trying to answer my own question.

                      see how disjointed this is getting.

                      i dont know taco.

                      no offense but i dont like it at all.

                      its nice to be able to quote DIFFERENT people and have different posts to differentiate.
                      i think this will actaully cause confusion.

                      jake

                      In the event that it looks like your posts will be consecutive, one could add lines or stars or something to indicate a separate thought...

                      *****

                      Like this....

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                      • #12
                        Hey look it's retroactive - Mock has only 400 posts!

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                        • #13
                          *****

                          Originally posted by Taco John
                          In short, yes... I think Mock and myself are the worst at it, though others do it too... It will merge the posts... When it merges the post, it also updates the time and bumps the thread to reflect the newer time...
                          Personally, I like it... it will save time for those of us who edit our last post if no one else has posted...

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                          • #14
                            I don't like it that much for the same reasons Jake doesn't like it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jake meffley
                              that explains the question i had!!

                              i just posted two consecutive on another thread and was cinfused to see them merged.

                              anyway, while it might help the short posts, sometimes myself, mock, or you taco will INTENTIONALLY break up long post into two to either emphasize a new thought OR just shorten the post to make it easier to read.

                              another question is what happens if youre tryin to quote someone.
                              sometimes ill post 3 or 4 in a row in a thread with all posts responses to quotes from others. will those still be separate?
                              thanks,

                              jake



                              no response to you gus, just trying to answer my own question.

                              see how disjointed this is getting.

                              i dont know taco.

                              no offense but i dont like it at all.

                              its nice to be able to quote DIFFERENT people and have different posts to differentiate.
                              i think this will actaully cause confusion.

                              jake
                              im getting carried away so sorry, but the "no resonse....." line was one post, and the "see how disjointed...." sentence was another.

                              can we at least make the posts with quotes separate please?

                              jake

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