Can something positive happen to discourage duplicate posting!
Can something happen to duplicate posts that dont add anything to an original post... be it lock them, delete them, or even put them in a separate section even to show up consistant offenders... it might push some members into at least trying to use the 'search' function :D
I certainly dont think they should be ignored when you are currently running competitions that use a post-count... perhaps if they carry a negative post-count of '-1' instead... that might help... :D
I can understand that some original posts are so non discript it can nearly be impossible to find them... thats why I wrote 'that dont add anything to an original post...' :D
Perhaps, also, A sticky regarding full instructions on how to use the 'search' function with wild cards etc, wouldnt be a bad idea... :D
after all, it will only get worse as the membership increases, thats not to mention that there is the current incentive to recruit new members is active now... :?
Just thinking ahead... :D