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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.
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.
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.