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Author Topic: Why isn't the double/multiple post automerge mod active?  (Read 291 times)

Offline chocolateshake

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Why isn't the double/multiple post automerge mod active?
« on: May 12, 2019, 11:38:31 AM »
I didn't realize until recently that this forum has a rule against double posts.  Wouldn't the easiest thing for everyone involved be to turn on the auto double post merge mod?  Then there wouldn't be double posts and posters wouldn't have to worry about it.  The forum software would take care of it automatically.


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Re: Why isn't the double/multiple post automerge mod active?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 04:05:43 PM »
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I didn't realize until recently that this forum has a rule against double posts.  Wouldn't the easiest thing for everyone involved be to turn on the auto double post merge mod?  Then there wouldn't be double posts and posters wouldn't have to worry about it.  The forum software would take care of it automatically.
I have had internal debates abou this one.
on the forums that have allowed nested posts, things seem to get a little convoluted.

but ... i'm open to considering it.

what do others think ?
the next post is what it would look like
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Re: Why isn't the double/multiple post automerge mod active?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 04:07:20 PM »
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I didn't realize until recently that this forum has a rule against double posts.  Wouldn't the easiest thing for everyone involved be to turn on the auto double post merge mod?  Then there wouldn't be double posts and posters wouldn't have to worry about it.  The forum software would take care of it automatically.
I have had internal debates abou this one.
on the forums that have allowed nested posts, things seem to get a little convoluted.

but ... i'm open to considering it.

what do others think ?
the next post is what it would look like

this is what chocolatshake is suggesting

//oh great now i want a chocolate Shake from Burger Lounge
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Re: Why isn't the double/multiple post automerge mod active?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 04:13:16 PM »
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I didn't realize until recently that this forum has a rule against double posts.  Wouldn't the easiest thing for everyone involved be to turn on the auto double post merge mod?  Then there wouldn't be double posts and posters wouldn't have to worry about it.  The forum software would take care of it automatically.
I have had internal debates abou this one.
on the forums that have allowed nested posts, things seem to get a little convoluted.

but ... i'm open to considering it.

what do others think ?
the next post is what it would look like

this is what chocolatshake is suggesting

//oh great now i want a chocolate Shake from Burger Lounge

and here's a triple nested post
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Re: Why isn't the double/multiple post automerge mod active?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 04:20:14 PM »
So...successive posts by the same person are shown as "quoted" but the post goes through?
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Re: Why isn't the double/multiple post automerge mod active?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 04:21:14 PM »
*tries is out*
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Re: Why isn't the double/multiple post automerge mod active?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 04:21:20 PM »
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I didn't realize until recently that this forum has a rule against double posts.  Wouldn't the easiest thing for everyone involved be to turn on the auto double post merge mod?  Then there wouldn't be double posts and posters wouldn't have to worry about it.  The forum software would take care of it automatically.

oh wait...automerge LOL, my bad sorry
the smf software doesn't have that capability- I would love to move to more robust forum software but getting the backends to line up is a pia
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Re: Why isn't the double/multiple post automerge mod active?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 04:23:05 PM »
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So...successive posts by the same person are shown as "quoted" but the post goes through?

no, we're talking two different things
one is nested posts
the other is auto merge.
auto merge is not possible with this software. nested posts is

obviously double posting in this thread is ok  :P >:D 8) :D
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Re: Why isn't the double/multiple post automerge mod active?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2019, 04:27:33 PM »
FWIW, nested posts are harder to read in Tapatalk bc everything is so small.

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Re: Why isn't the double/multiple post automerge mod active?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2019, 04:46:45 PM »
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oh wait...automerge LOL, my bad sorry
the smf software doesn't have that capability- I would love to move to more robust forum software but getting the backends to line up is a pia

SMF natively does not, but there's a mod for that. ;)  It's been around for about 10 years so it should be fairly stable.

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Re: Why isn't the double/multiple post automerge mod active?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2019, 04:51:35 PM »
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FWIW, nested posts are harder to read in Tapatalk bc everything is so small.

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I'm not a fan of nested posts either.  I'm not suggesting that.  I'm suggesting doing automatically what the rules of the forum say we should do manually.  Concatenate consecutive posts from the same user.  Look at the link I posted above or what it would look like.

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Re: Why isn't the double/multiple post automerge mod active?
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2019, 10:49:05 PM »
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SMF natively does not, but there's a mod for that. ;)  It's been around for about 10 years so it should be fairly stable.

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unfortunitly, that mod is unsupported and over 10 years old. iow, it was built for 2.0 smf- we're currently on 2.0.15. Yes, i could emulate but that never seems to work for long-
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Re: Why isn't the double/multiple post automerge mod active?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2019, 03:41:51 PM »
Adding to @alyssa's post, to be honest, I looked into automerging posts with the same mod that @chocolateshake suggested above and discussed it with alyssa a long, long while ago, but it wasn't compatible with the forum software at the time either, which is why we ended up deciding not to try to implement it.  It would be helpful though, ha ha.  ^__^;;;
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