posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 06:10 PM
The search function is a useful tool, but it doesn't always work as well as you would like. I have searched for terms I thought would bring up a
subject, found nothing, posted on the subject, then have been told it already exists. Sure enough, had I used a slightly different string of words to
search, I might have found it. So do not assume that just because someone double posted on a subject that they have not used the search engine.
Secondly, I have also been caught when there is breaking news. I take my time to post according to T&C, and by the time I press Enter there are three
threads up about the topic. When stuff is happening fast, that is most likely to happen.
Thirdly, there are times when New Topics scrolls by so fast that you don't really see it. I;ve found that "New Topic Firehose" is really a better
bet to use because it gioves you more htan ten, but if a topic does not appear on New Topic, is not on the Home page, and managed to be obscure for
one reason or another, you can see how it could get missed.
So lighten up. It's the Mods' job to consolidate threads. Let 'em do it. If they don't, meh? It's not the end of the world. Stuff happens, and
this is often a fast moving site. Dupes are inevitable.