posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 04:31 PM
Once the mods are aware, we close the dupes.
Here's some more detail on how this is done...
First, we look at which thread came first. If all have about the same number of responses (hopefully small, and we caught it early), great, it's
easy..we close all the rest, and keep the first (from that day, or few days) open.
Next, we look at size. If a thread has 3 pages of discussion, but an earlier one has 5 replies....we're typically keeping the 3 page one open (and, at
least I do this, shoot the OP of the first thread an Applause).
Now, if a thread covers the same topic, but a different angle on it, then both can be open. For example, one thread about the announcement of a rock
with alien microbes. But another thread doesn't just announce it, but goes into a discussion about the repercussions, etc. As you can imagine, this is
Basically, we follow this golden rule. What makes it easier for the membership? (and act accordingly).
EDIT: We can see which ones were posted when....
edit on 8-3-2011 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)