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Everyone: PLEASE stop making moderators' job more difficult!

AudubonB

One can NOT induce accuracy with precision!
Mar 24, 2013
8,130
27,352
To ALL forum members:

PLEASE look at the proliferation of hyper-similar threads regarding the Version 7 roll-out - and find one that already exists before you make a new one. Right now there are a good dozen and more....it really is out of control. "User Interface" is not my bailiwick, but I can assure you no moderator wants to claw through all these threads and merge them.


Thanks, everybody.
 

dirkhh

Middle-aged Member
Jul 7, 2013
3,638
126
Portland, OR, USA
The moderators should simply close the new threads once they get noticed. That way the orphans don't add weight and there's less work merging them later.
Maybe that's too simple a solution?
 

brianman

Burrito Founder
Nov 10, 2011
17,533
2,997
The moderators should simply close the new threads once they get noticed. That way the orphans don't add weight and there's less work merging them later.
Maybe that's too simple a solution?
"Censorship!"

People will yell that and create more work for mods as a result.

Nonetheless, it might be worth trying -- as long as the close includes a link to a recommended thread.
 

SmartElectric

Active Member
Jul 9, 2014
2,470
2,097
Toronto,Canada
Idea :confused:: Make opening a new thread more than a click, and require a cooling off period where the user has performed actual searches on the site prior to thread button becoming available.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,705
22,701
Texas
Idea :confused:: Make opening a new thread more than a click, and require a cooling off period where the user has performed actual searches on the site prior to thread button becoming available.

Or better yet implement a search function that shows the existing thread(s) on the topic.
 

dirkhh

Middle-aged Member
Jul 7, 2013
3,638
126
Portland, OR, USA
"Censorship!"

People will yell that and create more work for mods as a result.

Nonetheless, it might be worth trying -- as long as the close includes a link to a recommended thread.

Sorry, yes, I should have been more specific. Post to the thread "Thread closed as we already have a thriving thread on this topic (include link to that thread). Then close the thread. Thanks for pointing out that my idea as posted was really kinda stupid, brianman
 

Lex

Member
Apr 23, 2015
805
318
Toronto, Canada
200+ page threads are a different problem altogether, though. I agree that very specific new topics* are the answer... vs. a 200+ page day single topic about 7.

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* that are actually new.. search first ;) some forums strongly encourage that on / near / after New Topic button press.
 

brianman

Burrito Founder
Nov 10, 2011
17,533
2,997
Or better yet implement a search function that shows the existing thread(s) on the topic.
Well the search function already exists....

But tying it into the thread creation UI with prompting "Are you sure none of these threads already covers what you want to discuss?" (followed by a list of relevant threads).
 

bonnie

I play a nice person on twitter.
Feb 6, 2011
16,427
9,741
Columbia River Gorge
Probably would be easiest to pin a new (temporary) subforum to the top of every page entitled 'V7 Autopilot Videos Experiences Questions Loading Whatever - Goes HERE', let people start a b'zillion new threads, and sort thru it later.

It would look something like this:

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