Automatically merge double posts

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Automatically merge double posts

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When someone posts two times in a row in a short space of time, it'd be nice if the posts should be merged, perhaps with some kind of separator between them. It would result in fewer double posts - obviously.

If it the last post in the topic, the topic should also be bumped.
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This should be optional, if implemented
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nickvergessen wrote:This should be optional, if implemented
Optional for the user, or optional for the admin? If the latter, I agree.
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I'd go with for the user, but Opt-Out, so by default it merges
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First a moderation feature to "merge" two posts in topic should be fine. Because we haven't any at this time, only for topics.

But i think, we could combine this two functions.
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Crizzo wrote:First a moderation feature to "merge" two posts in topic should be fine. Because we haven't any at this time, only for topics.

But i think, we could combine this two functions.
This.

I'd rather have a mod tool to merge two or more posts
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That is what i mean. ;)
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I'm against it in the core. If one wants it, then it should be made as an extension.
I only really think that the core should have events that allow doing this exact thing.
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brunoais wrote:I'm against it in the core. If one wants it, then it should be made as an extension.
I only really think that the core should have events that allow doing this exact thing.
What's wrong with it being in the core?
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Crizzo wrote:That is what i mean. ;)
Yeah, I was actually agreeing with you ;)
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Perhaps the the option to choose between one of the two in the acp so every admin can choose which option they want to use. :roll:
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callumacrae wrote:
brunoais wrote:I'm against it in the core. If one wants it, then it should be made as an extension.
I only really think that the core should have events that allow doing this exact thing.
What's wrong with it being in the core?
It's "kinda" simple thing and can be implemented in many different ways.
For example, the "glue" between them: Some prefer to have an <hr> between them, others prefer a new paragraph others prefer to place just 2 new lines.

I'm near neutral. But still against... I should have made that more explicit.
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If the two post are on very different topics why should they be merged?

If I make one post about Android... Then quickly make another post about a congressional farm bill, there's no reason for the two topics to be merged.

That said, I'm against...
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keith10456 wrote:If the two post are on very different topics why should they be merged?

If I make one post about Android... Then quickly make another post about a congressional farm bill, there's no reason for the two topics to be merged.

That said, I'm against...
You what? Posts, not topics! A double post is two posts in the same topic in a row.
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I am with you on this one. Of course it would be optional, but it would be nice to have this option to help automate double posts more easily by default without a mod.
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