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MOD Warning: Double Posts

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Bazinga'd , Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Dark Lord of the WNU, CT, and Saga Forums star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    See above. But I will reiterate that in a situation like that, I am inclined to let the double post go. FARK2005
     
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  2. Chancellor Yoda

    Chancellor Yoda Jedi Master star 4

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    Um just a question i double/triple post on this forum and would like to know if can actually delete the post or just have to edit them together. :confused:
     
  3. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Dark Lord of the WNU, CT, and Saga Forums star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Within an hour of the post you can delete or edit your post. After that only a mod can do either
     
  4. Chancellor Yoda

    Chancellor Yoda Jedi Master star 4

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    Okay, thanks Bazinga'd i actually did't even know if i could even delete them.
     
  5. SlashMan

    SlashMan Jedi Master star 4

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    The only thing I never got into was the editing limit. Sometimes, I was forced to double post after just missing that window. On other forums, there's more justified grounds to discourage double posting because the original post can always be edited and the new part added in afterwards. Though I do agree that you can easily distinguish between productive double posting (bumping an old topic with an important update), and abusive double posting (clearly post count padding). I'm also curious how much of an issue editing abuse was before the limit. Facebook probably has the best system, where you can easily see the history (and see if someone completely changed what they said).
     
  6. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Dark Lord of the WNU, CT, and Saga Forums star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I think the editing time limit had a lot to do with non-abusive double posting. We recently changed the edit time limit (on this forum) to an hour and it seems to have cut back on the double posting significantly. Also if the thread is "quiet" for a long period of time, i.e., several hours or days, I am less likely to be concerned with double posting. Unfortunately, there is some subjectivity involved in determining what is and what isnt an abusive post.
     
  7. Darth Voldemort

    Darth Voldemort Jedi Knight star 1

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    I'm going to PM on this.
     
  8. march162015

    march162015 Jedi Youngling

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    So true
     
  9. Darth Mikey

    Darth Mikey Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm going to have to apologize. I have made a couple double posts this past week after joining, specifically cause I thought of or had something to say that came up after putting up my first post. I just found this thread, and didn't realize it was against the rules. I apologize, and will try and make sure I don't do it anymore going forward.
     
  10. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Dark Lord of the WNU, CT, and Saga Forums star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Apology accepted. Use the edit feature, as the edit feature works on the PT forum for up to 1 hour after the original post.