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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 9:49 am    Post subject: Duplicate thread tagging Reply with quote

I realize that right now the thing we're supposed to do when we spot a duplicate thread is to post the relevant link, but I just thought of something that might make it even easier for moderators to find duplicate threads that non-moderators had found: there could be a secret phrase, like "This is a duplicate post.", that you'd encourage us to write in the post in addition to the relevant links. Then, every once in a while, a moderator could search for that phrase, checking on threads that contained it but that were not already in the duplicates forum.

Maybe it wouldn't be worth the trouble - I'm not sure how many duplicate threads live on, undetected by the moderators - but perhaps it would make their job easier.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you could just PM a mod with the thread, eliminating the searching for them.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

data_the_android wrote:
Or you could just PM a mod with the thread, eliminating the searching for them.
Doh, I knew I had forgotten something. It seemed like a good idea at the time, though...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the idea of tagging. It is better than PM'ing because then any moderator browsing the forums may find it easily.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I first read this, I thought it sounded like a good idea. Though I tend to think a PM will be more effective. There is enough difficulty getting everyone to read FAQs, existing documentation and searching, that I think it could be difficult to get enough people to know and use The Phrase.

This does give me an idea though. A sticky thread in Feedback where users can leave a link to potential duplicates. The thread will be available to all mods. After a moderator has looked at a particular post of dups, they can edit the post indicating they've looked at it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the time being, I'm going to say 'dupdupdup' whenever I find one; just marked number one. :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kanuslupus wrote:
This does give me an idea though. A sticky thread in Feedback where users can leave a link to potential duplicates. The thread will be available to all mods. After a moderator has looked at a particular post of dups, they can edit the post indicating they've looked at it.
I just realized that your suggestion has another advantage: it can be used to tell the moderators when a topic is in the wrong place, whereas a single secret phrase would not work with that method, since, having searched for the secret word, it would be impossible to tell whether threads showing up in the search had been already moved.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, we'll try it out in Report possible duplicate posts here.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does that mean I should go report this thread in there as being a duplicate of that thread?

...sorry.
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