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Old 12-12-2006, 04:13 PM   #1
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Post in more than one forum?


If i have a question that I feel belongs in more than one forum, it would be great to check-mark upto three or four different ones, to help with the exposure of my question (and with subsequent answers)

Thanks for a great site, by the way.
 
Old 12-12-2006, 04:31 PM   #2
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I might support this if it was a "virtual" thread and linked to a single thread solving the problem.

Otherwise, I'd rather there was a way to automate the deletion of the same thread posted in multiple forums...
 
Old 12-12-2006, 04:48 PM   #3
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While the idea is good, it would never work. Peoples would mark all options available and make the forum a big mess. Some does not even care to read the description of each forum... it's common to see peoples asking questions about Linux in the Website suggestions forums.

Again, the idea is good and it sounds even better with the pljvaldez idea of linking them, but in reality, I highly doubt it would work...
 
Old 12-12-2006, 04:57 PM   #4
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If a thread fits in more than one forum, perhaps it belongs in a "General" or the top level forum instead of a sub-forum. All the same members browse the forums, having it in multiple forums would get messy, what would prevent everyone from having their thread visible in all forums, then what's the point of having multiple forums. If that were the case, we should just have one gigantic forum without sub-forums.
 
Old 12-12-2006, 07:18 PM   #5
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Don't forget that you can choose the most appropriate forum and then tag the thread with additional topics.

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Old 12-12-2006, 09:04 PM   #6
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I also think that tagging is the way to go.

Come on, people, start using all these features
 
Old 12-13-2006, 06:22 AM   #7
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and of thread hijacking!

While I can see the advantages of the OP's suggestion, it is way way too open to abuse/problems. Besides, the people who are best able to answer you question probably hang out in the forums they are good at answering questions in. Besides, the 0 reply feed doesn't discriminate about forums.

tags, people! We asked for them, let's use them!

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Old 12-13-2006, 07:13 AM   #8
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Yes, the Virtual Thread was the type of idea that I had, so that clicking the thread in Software would bring the visitor to the same list of replies as would clicking on the thread in Wireless (or whatever). If they were actually different threads, it would surely get messy.

But this tagging thing seems to be a good way to have the thread appear in search results, and that may be enough. Yeah, the hijacked thread was a great example of keeping things relevant (or, in this case, not relevant)
 
Old 12-13-2006, 08:33 AM   #9
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Nice. vbshanmugaprakash just proved my point in reply #3
 
Old 12-14-2006, 03:17 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lefty.crupps
If they were actually different threads, it would surely get messy.
yep- that's why it's not allowed (commonly referred to as double posting)

with the virtual threading, it would be a bit confusing for newbies, they might be inclined to double post.

I think one of the flaws with this idea is it puts too much emphasis on the thread, rather than the forum.

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