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they dont merge, i suppose cause the difference n time posting would make all the posts out

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sassie;2941103

they dont merge, i suppose cause the difference n time posting would make … 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.

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Benjimoron;2941122

Maybe a little, but the reason it's deleted is that the new thread has … 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

Sassie is right We can't really move posts over

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sassie;2941136

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.

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juliet_bravo;2941146

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?

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Benjimoron;2941161

What's not usually the case? If it's a repost then the new post will have … 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

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sassie;2941376

there are many reposts within hours of each other, you see more like … 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?

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Benjimoron;2941446

See what you mean. I've seen it happen a few times where there's been … 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

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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.

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Benjimoron;2941536

I mean either quote the good posts from the deleted one (ok, it's going … 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]

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"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!

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sassie;2941103

they dont merge, i suppose cause the difference n time posting would make … they dont merge, i suppose cause the difference n time posting would make all the posts out



Benjimoron;2941122

Maybe a little, but the reason it's deleted is that the new thread has … 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;2941136

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



juliet_bravo;2941146

Sassie is right We can't really move posts over



Benjimoron;2941161

What's not usually the case? If it's a repost then the new post will have … 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;2941173

It's a real shame as some really useful debate or questions/answers that … 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;2941376

there are many reposts within hours of each other, you see more like … 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;2941446

See what you mean. I've seen it happen a few times where there's been … 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;2941485

well the quote idea wouldnt work as it would be to big, if you mean quote … 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;2941536

I mean either quote the good posts from the deleted one (ok, it's going … 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;2941631

"I dont think the mods are going to sift through a thread and decide … "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!

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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.

Benjimoron;2941648

To prove a point, that took all of a few seconds to quote and it means … 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.

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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

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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