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Offline FliesLikeABrick

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ADDED: double post merging mod
« on: July 12, 2006, 03:19:46 pm »
This mod has been added.  See my latter post(s) for more information


Original post:
This was mentioned a while back before we opened the boards that we should have a system to merge double posts.  Now that I now how to install mods manually (necessary because of our custom theme and features/changes), I can install this mod to manually or automatically combine double posts. 

I will update this thread once the changes are completed so that any bugs can be reported and questions can be answered
« Last Edit: July 14, 2006, 01:44:32 pm by FliesLikeABrick »

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Re: double post merging mod
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2006, 03:30:07 pm »
Would be cool if that worked automatically :o

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Re: double post merging mod
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2006, 04:16:30 pm »
it does have an automatic mode, I will likely use it

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Re: double post merging mod
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2006, 04:44:32 pm »
Oh wow, this would be great for those double post spammers.
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Re: double post merging mod
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2006, 05:09:10 pm »
So triple posting will be merged as well then?

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Re: double post merging mod
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2006, 05:12:10 pm »
yes.

I hope you guys that people don't double post to spam, but rather because they're newbies and they are not familiar with forum etiquette

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Re: double post merging mod
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2006, 05:36:57 pm »
^know

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This should be nice, all you need now is a mod that makes "ppl" to "people" and alike. I hate it when kids type all....AOL'y.

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Re: double post merging mod
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2006, 05:41:50 pm »
i dont know about how many people do it because there newbies. seems like ds dude and kinky noob double and triple post a lot, and they have been on forums long enough to know that. but anyways yeah this would be great.

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Re: double post merging mod
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2006, 06:25:01 pm »
i dont know about how many people do it because there newbies. seems like ds dude and kinky noob double and triple post a lot, and they have been on forums long enough to know that. but anyways yeah this would be great.

It seems like they're both relatively new to forums and not familiar with the etiquette yet.  Wait a couple weeks and I'm sure they will get better

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Re: double post merging mod
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2006, 06:45:00 pm »
When you do inplement this, should we still edit our posts, orr can we just post again, say in the quick reply box?

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Re: double post merging mod
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2006, 07:05:16 pm »
I learned the hard way to get around in forums, learning the etiquette. Got banned from some other forums, LOL. But I was young at those times so :P

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Re: double post merging mod
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2006, 09:11:05 pm »
^know

:P

This should be nice, all you need now is a mod that makes "ppl" to "people" and alike. I hate it when kids type all....AOL'y.
That can be done using the word censor.

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Re: double post merging mod
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2006, 01:38:09 pm »
When you do inplement this, should we still edit our posts, orr can we just post again, say in the quick reply box?

please still edit your posts, because if the mod ever has to be disabled or anything, I don't want to have a ton of double posts.

Plus, when it auto-merges your posts, it won't show up the same as if you had just gone and edited it


Date Posted: July 12, 2006, 10:30:30 PM
This mod has been added, and automatic merging has been enabled.

As you can see here, this is what it looks like when a new post is automerged.

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Re: ADDED: double post merging mod
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2006, 02:58:44 pm »
Ooh. Nice work!

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Re: ADDED: double post merging mod
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2006, 02:39:18 pm »
That's pretty cool, were can see when people double posted, so we can still flame them, yet they don't really double post.

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Re: ADDED: double post merging mod
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2006, 06:02:22 pm »
There's a testing forum for a reason.  Any further testing posts in this thread will be deleted, and I'm deleting all of the ones that are already here.

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Re: ADDED: double post merging mod
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2006, 12:28:40 am »
Sounds good.

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Re: ADDED: double post merging mod
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2006, 11:44:41 pm »
Does your post count increase when your posts merge?

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Re: ADDED: double post merging mod
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2006, 07:55:06 am »
I'm a bit unsure why this makes 'double-posting' still a sin.

This solution is quite similar to editting now, in my opinion. Instead of pressing the modify button, you make a new reply and both have the same outcome.

Being mad at them for such a thing would just be confusing and utterly pointless in my opinion. :)

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Re: ADDED: double post merging mod
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2006, 08:17:46 am »
the simple fact is that there is a modify button, and I don't want people getting used to the double post merging mod because:
1) you don't want to get used to double posting and having it fixed for you in case the mod breaks or is removed
2) if you get in the habit of double posting and having it fixed for you, there's a decent chance you'll go to other forums and double post by accident
3) we see when your posts are merged and it makes you look like a newb.