posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 07:17 PM
reply to post by loves a conspiricy
I have several theories regarding this "issues" within ATS.
1) People post duplicates because they are in a "rush" to beat peers to the "topic" in such cases as breaking news or recent news.
2) ATS has pretty much discussed/presented everything under the sun, above the sun, around, behind, and parallel dimension to the sun...not much room
left for "new threads" at all when considering this. So many post threads on "duplicate" topics because they don't feel like resurrecting the
proverbial dead horse in a thread 5 years old and 600 pages deep.
3) a percentage are just that lazy and would rather put the effort into posting a thread that might be a duplicate and might get deleted as opposed to
"searching" to see if they should bother.
4) the search function isn't 100% reliable (from my own experience)
I think its a mix of all 4 of those things...