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"Updated" (auto-merging of posts)

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by brianman, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Love the new feature.
     
  2. CapitalistOppressor

    CapitalistOppressor Active Member

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    Me too. I'm terrible to posting 6 things in a row responding to different people on a thread. This makes it look cleaner for me :)
     
  3. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    If you create two posts, it get's

    - - - Updated - - -

    into one post. :smile:
     
  4. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    That was the idea.
     
  5. KBF

    KBF Model S 2017

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    I tried editing an automerged post of mine yesterday, but I could only delete the whole thing or cancel. I tried twice (opened a new window, reopened the thread, clicked "edit post"). I haven't had time today, just wondering if others have had this issuu or if my internet/phone was just acting up. Galaxy Note, ICS.
     
  6. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Somewhere around 8-8:10pm P_T on 2012/09/10, this functionality went sideways. Lots of double-posts auto-merged with identical content in both halves.

    It could people just double-committing replies (or browser bugs) but I saw it in 4 posts in that period by different authors.

    Sidenote: During that period, the "New Posts" page showed all 4 posts but I couldn't navigate to any of the posts for 5-10 minutes. I tried on two different computers, both using IE.
     
  7. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    Using Firefox I started getting oddball errors from the 'first 18 hours' thread while other threads continued working.

    I was guessing some admin / moderator work going on.
     
  8. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    2012/09/18 noonish Pacific

    It appears that the doubling is happening. This is the first example I've seen of tripling:
    Warranty/Servicing - official Tesla responses (incl GeorgeB) - Page 20
     
  9. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    This feature is frustrating as hell (for me, anyway).

    I was trying to reply to someone's question (in the OVMS thread), and then announce something new as a new post (which got merged with the completely unrelated reply). I can understand the purpose of the feature, but in such cases it looks incredibly messy, and confusing for the reader.

    Is there any way of disabling it for a particular post?
     
  10. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Wait 30 minutes or for someone else to reply?

    If you link me to it, I can split the post.
     
  11. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Thanks, Doug. 30 mins will work fine.
     

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