Sometimes a new thread is needed even though the subject has been addressed

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  1. whitehall
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    New posts are the lifeline of the USMB forum. It seems strange to me that they automatically cut off duplicate posts on the same topic even if they have a different slant on the subject.
     
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    I agree; however, when there is a major current event that drives the creation of many threads, the nuance of the "different slant" is often lost 5 to 30 posts into the threads and the threads can lead to the same general area.
     
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    My personal policy is let the posters compete for the readers.
    The readers will sort out who rises or falls based on clarity and points.
     
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    This is interesting that you post this.

    What are your thoughts about say a thread with 90 plus posts being taken away from the OP and then given to someone who has posted a thread with one post, their own post and then the 90 plus post thread's OP is replaced with the one post thread OP, ie. giving a larger thread to someone else.

    The 90 plus post thread also contains a variety and wide range of links, the one post thread thread contains ONE link and nothing else.
     
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    Like a 90 plus post thread for example, you'd say that people have already decided that's a good thread? As opposed to a one post thread that hasn't had any subsequent posts to it, that is until the 90 plus post thread is given to that other person and taken away from the original OP.
     
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    All I'm saying is that it apparent that the forum automatically cancels duplicate posts on a topic without considering the value of the 2nd or 3rd post. I think it assumes that we are all post and run robots without any evidence to support it.
     
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    Why so possessive, Oosie? You really need to let this go -- they were duplicate reports of the same story, and although yours was clearly the superior presentation, the software they use simply arranges everything in chronological order. Had that other thread contained a dozen posts before the merge (and maybe it did, I dunno), they would have all been rearranged into the time order in which they were each posted. It's not necessary to concoct conspiracy theories for a simple disinterested software stroke.

    Give credit to your readers to see the value of your posts, regardless where they end up after rearragement. We all told you that already.
     
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    I would forget about it and get out of the house. The internet, that's some serious business!
     
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    A lot of people put effort and pride in their work. Let them compete and standards will rise. Co-mingle them and effort and quality will suffer.

     
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    Are you Trolling again and this time in Announcements and Feedback?
     
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