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banned#1
they dont merge, i suppose cause the difference n time posting would make all the posts out
#2
sassie
they dont merge, i suppose cause the difference n time posting would make all the posts out


Maybe a little, but the reason it's deleted is that the new thread has been posted because the old thread hasn't been posted in for a while. Therefore all the new comments will most likely be on a completely seperate and newer date.
banned#3
Benjimoron
Maybe a little, but the reason it's deleted is that the new thread has been posted because the old thread hasn't been posted in for a while. Therefore all the new comments will most likely be on a completely seperate and newer date.


not usually the case, but as far as i know they cant merge threads
[admin]#4
Sassie is right :) We can't really move posts over
#5
sassie
not usually the case, but as far as i know they cant merge threads


What's not usually the case? If it's a repost then the new post will have comments made today and the old post will have comments made several weeks ago. Highly unlikely that they'll be on the same day.
#6
juliet_bravo
Sassie is right :) We can't really move posts over


It's a real shame as some really useful debate or questions/answers that would help people is lost when this happens.

Can't a mod just quote all the thread and post in the old thread for reference?
banned#7
Benjimoron
What's not usually the case? If it's a repost then the new post will have comments made today and the old post will have comments made several weeks ago. Highly unlikely that they'll be on the same day.


there are many reposts within hours of each other, you see more like that, than ones that are old as usually if there that old the new one stays that is what i meant
#8
sassie
there are many reposts within hours of each other, you see more like that, than ones that are old as usually if there that old the new one stays that is what i meant


See what you mean. I've seen it happen a few times where there's been lots of good info come out in a thread and then it gets deleted as it's a repost. I don't mind it being deleted but why lose all that info?

What do you think about the quote idea?

Or just lock the thread so the info is still there?
banned#9
Benjimoron
See what you mean. I've seen it happen a few times where there's been lots of good info come out in a thread and then it gets deleted as it's a repost. I don't mind it being deleted but why lose all that info?

What do you think about the quote idea?

Or just lock the thread so the info is still there?


well the quote idea wouldnt work as it would be to big, if you mean quote the posts, as for not deleting it and quoting the locked thread in the open one, is that quote would soon be lost in the posts of the other thread anway, but i do see what you mean at times i have seen good advice disappear, not sure of an answer really
#10
I mean either quote the good posts from the deleted one (ok, it's going to be a big quote but the info then remains available)

Or leave it undeleted and just lock it, it'll soon work it's way down the forum out of the way as no-one will be posting in it, but if someone goes looking for the answer to their question they'll be able to find it.

When the bump post is made in the old thread a link could be added pointing to the locked thread to show that there is some more info there if people want to look. Any debate could then continue in the old thread.
banned#11
Benjimoron
I mean either quote the good posts from the deleted one (ok, it's going to be a big quote but the info then remains available)

[COLOR="Red"]I dont think the mods are going to sift through a thread and decide which posts to quote, and also think to quote the lot is to much hassle[/COLOR]
Or leave it undeleted and just lock it, it'll soon work it's way down the forum out of the way as no-one will be posting in it, but if someone goes looking for the answer to their question they'll be able to find it.
[COLOR="red"]unless they are fantastic with the search function i dont htink they will find it, i probably couldnt and ive been a member a long time[/COLOR]

When the bump post is made in the old thread a link could be added pointing to the locked thread to show that there is some more info there if people want to look. Any debate could then continue in the old thread.
[COLOR="red"]Probably about the best optionbut like i said this would soon become lost as more posts gets added[/COLOR]
#12
"I dont think the mods are going to sift through a thread and decide which posts to quote, and also think to quote the lot is to much hassle"

Not much hassle to quote them all, takes a few seconds using multi-quote.

"unless they are fantastic with the search function i dont htink they will find it, i probably couldnt and ive been a member a long time"

Not that difficult to search, also it'll be in their recent activity box, or their history etc.


"Probably about the best optionbut like i said this would soon become lost as more posts gets added"

Won't really get lost, at least it'll be there if people want to refer to it. It'd need hundreds of posts to be added in order to get lost. Most threads only get about 10-20 posts anyway so it's not going to get lost most of the time. Like I said, it's better that it's there so that it can be accessed if people want to, it's better than just deleting it for good!
#13
sassie
they dont merge, i suppose cause the difference n time posting would make all the posts out


Benjimoron
Maybe a little, but the reason it's deleted is that the new thread has been posted because the old thread hasn't been posted in for a while. Therefore all the new comments will most likely be on a completely seperate and newer date.


sassie
not usually the case, but as far as i know they cant merge threads


juliet_bravo
Sassie is right :) We can't really move posts over


Benjimoron
What's not usually the case? If it's a repost then the new post will have comments made today and the old post will have comments made several weeks ago. Highly unlikely that they'll be on the same day.


Benjimoron
It's a real shame as some really useful debate or questions/answers that would help people is lost when this happens.

Can't a mod just quote all the thread and post in the old thread for reference?


sassie
there are many reposts within hours of each other, you see more like that, than ones that are old as usually if there that old the new one stays that is what i meant


Benjimoron
See what you mean. I've seen it happen a few times where there's been lots of good info come out in a thread and then it gets deleted as it's a repost. I don't mind it being deleted but why lose all that info?

What do you think about the quote idea?

Or just lock the thread so the info is still there?


sassie
well the quote idea wouldnt work as it would be to big, if you mean quote the posts, as for not deleting it and quoting the locked thread in the open one, is that quote would soon be lost in the posts of the other thread anway, but i do see what you mean at times i have seen good advice disappear, not sure of an answer really


Benjimoron
I mean either quote the good posts from the deleted one (ok, it's going to be a big quote but the info then remains available)

Or leave it undeleted and just lock it, it'll soon work it's way down the forum out of the way as no-one will be posting in it, but if someone goes looking for the answer to their question they'll be able to find it.

When the bump post is made in the old thread a link could be added pointing to the locked thread to show that there is some more info there if people want to look. Any debate could then continue in the old thread.




Benjimoron
"I dont think the mods are going to sift through a thread and decide which posts to quote, and also think to quote the lot is to much hassle"

Not much hassle to quote them all, takes a few seconds using multi-quote.

"unless they are fantastic with the search function i dont htink they will find it, i probably couldnt and ive been a member a long time"

Not that difficult to search, also it'll be in their recent activity box, or their history etc.


"Probably about the best optionbut like i said this would soon become lost as more posts gets added"

Won't really get lost, at least it'll be there if people want to refer to it. It'd need hundreds of posts to be added in order to get lost. Most threads only get about 10-20 posts anyway so it's not going to get lost most of the time. Like I said, it's better that it's there so that it can be accessed if people want to, it's better than just deleting it for good!
#14
To prove a point, that took all of a few seconds to quote and it means that useful info is preserved rather than thrown away.
#15
Benjimoron;2941648
To prove a point, that took all of a few seconds to quote and it means that useful info is preserved rather than thrown away.
banned#16
benjimoron if they arent going to sift through and just post the entire thread then there aint much point in deleting the thread in the first place - lol
[admin]#17
We'll fix it someday but as of now we borked the ability to do that by doing too much custom stuff. What we need to do is finish dumping vb :)

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