posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 04:59 PM
My pet peeve along those lines
ENDLESS people being self appointed mods saying
"There is already a thread on this"
Then they get many stars
And after that a hoard of people saying
"Yeah idjit use search"
The problem is that rarely if ever the info added to the new duplicate post is ever added to the linked one.. and many times the one linked to is even
a duplicate of an earlier one. By the time you get to the real thread the real info is so scattered and the topic so disrupted by the relocate posts
you might as well not bother adding to it
I have seen certain unnamed people that appear over and over doing this to mine for stars
. Yes the new poster SHOULD have searched, but with hot
news and a million members that is impossible. But the disruption of the actual topic is the main concern
Example There was one case recently where there was new info found. So a new thread was created. What happened was everyone pounced on it an said
"That's been done a hundred times, use search"
End result the NEW info never made it to the original thread
Not sure there is a solution but its happening so much lately that its frustrating
A merge feature would be nice
edit on 4-2-2012 by zorgon because: (no reason given)