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posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 06:19 PM
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I have a question on posting a topic when there is already a thread posted in another forum.

Example: I posted a New Topic in "Other Current Events". The thread was locked almost immediately, citing that it was already being discussed elsewhere (in "Fragile Earth").

OK fine. I had done a search on 4 terms in my title beforehand, tho.

A little over an hour later, the same topic reappears in ATSNN NEWS. No locked thread; it is allowed to live.

Now I don't want to take away from any author, but I just want to know why my thread was locked and another, practically identical thread is allowed to be spawned over an hour later.



[edit on 29-12-2004 by jsobecky]




posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 06:24 PM
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Because, for the last year now, the standard rule is that 1 ATS post and 1 ATSNN news story can be posted on the same topic.



posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 07:38 PM
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Banshee is right, but to clarify... We can indeed have duplicate discussions in ATS forums and on ATSNN, primarily because of the all-important first post in the ATSNN thread -- this appears on the ATSNN.com page as the story snippet. Generally, if a topic begins as an ATSNN story, we try to discourage additional threads on the same topic in the ATS forums. However, if a topic exists in the ATS forums, it's possible to repeat that topic on ATSNN through a well-written news submission -- so that the topic can appear on ATSNN. I hope that helps.



posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 08:38 PM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Banshee is right, but to clarify...

We can indeed have duplicate discussions in ATS forums and on ATSNN, primarily because of the all-important first post in the ATSNN thread -- this appears on the ATSNN.com page as the story snippet.

Generally, if a topic begins as an ATSNN story, we try to discourage additional threads on the same topic in the ATS forums. However, if a topic exists in the ATS forums, it's possible to repeat that topic on ATSNN through a well-written news submission -- so that the topic can appear on ATSNN.

I hope that helps.



Why not give the initiator a short window of opportunity to develop their topic and story into an ATSNN submission, where the post first appears on a forum? One U2U, 3-4 hours, could give the member a more positive vibe.



posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 01:41 PM
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My thoughts also, MA.

Thanks to all for clarifying.



posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 06:52 PM
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Originally posted by MaskedAvatar Why not give the initiator a short window of opportunity to develop their topic and story into an ATSNN submission, where the post first appears on a forum? One U2U, 3-4 hours, could give the member a more positive vibe.
I suppose if we had a full-time staff dedicated to paying attention to the hundreds of new topics every day, and cross-checking with breaking news, this might be possible (not plausible). Unfortunately, the volunteer staff we have end up being preoccupied with other less exciting tasks.



posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 07:01 AM
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an evil evil evil ..... bump



am i a bad ATSer?

some mornings, i just don't know.



posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 07:03 AM
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I forgive ya



posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 07:06 AM
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If you are going to do an evil bump you should at least cite why it happened.

Thread about threads that already exist (This one is from the future though 2004ers!

-m0r



posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 07:14 AM
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thank you, you are still on my friends list.

in your defense, this thread may be a little bit outdated ....



posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 07:16 AM
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posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 09:28 AM
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Since this has turned into ChitChat.

Closed.




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