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posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 07:23 AM
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Just a quickie..

With all the duplicate threads that appear across the boards, would it be possible to have a feature that autosearched ATS regarding the heading of a new thread before it was posted?

1. Title is entered and an "OK" button clicked.
2. If no topic exists then writer is taken to next step to write their thread.
3. If thread/s already exist with a similar title then the option to view those threads could be available so a poster could then read them and/or contribute to them if they wish.
4. If no reasonable or close match among the results was found then they could then proceed with their original thread.

Would it not save all the duplicate threads, especially in the breaking news forum when people see the same stories as they appear on the internet at the same time and race to post them?

It would save work for the for mods and would keep discussions on the same story in one place.

Sorry if this has been posted before but I DID SEARCH.




posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 07:34 AM
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Haha I hear ya but I have made two threads on this already...


www.abovetopsecret.com...
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Yea this is driving me insane!!



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 09:40 AM
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Then I give up.


ATS search is blinkered so we must suffer.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 08:07 AM
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Originally posted by nerbot
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Then I give up.


ATS search is blinkered so we must suffer.


LOL no people just need to look at recent posts and the firehouse of recent topics over the last day. I do it every morning. It takes mins. It's just laziness most of the time. I use search as a last resort because it's not great but it's not bad either.





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