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Old 03-05-2005, 01:26 AM   #1
musicman_ace
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fighting the dual posts


Some forums only allow you to do a search once every minute or two. Can this be done in regards to creating a post, that way it should reduce the amount of dual posts, or at least prove that the poster didn't read the rules. I had my finger slips and press the button twice, so in that case the second one would bring up the page that says "The admin has set a policy that you can only post once a minute."
The only downside I can think of is someone saying that can't post legitimate posts quickly. Delaying you from posting 1 or 2 minutes shouldn't make that much of a difference in my mind.

Any thoughts, and is this even possible?
 
Old 03-05-2005, 03:52 AM   #2
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this has been brought up a number of times on the forums as well as behind closed doors. Linuxquestions.org has a policy of not wanting to put any restraints or restrictions in place that might adversely affect the experience of a genuinely all round good egg style member. What you're suggesting is possible (but we'd actaully want to limit the creation of new threads only, not posting completely) but not currently in place. There is actaully a filter on how fast you can post anything already, $10 if you can reply to this post twice in 22 seconds!

thanks for the feedback, something like this may well appear soon, if we are sure that no one will suffer unduly as a result.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 05:23 AM   #3
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I don't want to sound negative or sound like I'm arguing to get this put in place. I'm not the one that has to moderate this board, but what you said is
I can't reply twice to the same post in 22 seconds, but I can create a new identical thread twice in 3 seconds. Even if the rule I was asking about limits the "good egg member" to creating more than 1 new thread in 5 seconds, that would have eliminated my blooper and I serously doubt someone can create two new legitamate threads in 5 seconds.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 05:36 AM   #4
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no, you just can't post ANYTHING within 22 seconds... but that was just a side comment...
 
Old 03-05-2005, 06:01 AM   #5
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I personally don't see why stopping people from double posting altogether is a big problem? I mean, if you legitimately try to double post, an error could appear saying "Please use the edit button on your previous post" if you were the last poster. No one needs to double post - thats what the edit button is there for. The problem is just that users don't always notice it. By enforcing an error like this, they would have to notice it.

Not being a forum moderator on any forum (this large ) I think theres probably an underlying reason that I've missed, but I don't know it.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 06:24 AM   #6
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the potential issues are more like they have two seperate problems they wish help on in two threads.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 10:22 AM   #7
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With the amount of posts we get daily and yes, the moderators have other jobs to pay the bills, one of the most affective way to fight double posts are all the other members. If anyone finds one, please report it, that's why we created the report this to a moderator link, to report those that we missed breaking the rules.

Cheers
 
Old 03-05-2005, 10:36 AM   #8
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We are looking into some heuristics that would attempt to detect double posts while not impacting (in any way) legitimate posters. It's on the official TODO, it's just something we haven't gotten to yet. In the meantime the mods do an extremely good job of dealing with double posts.

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