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I have to say...THIS IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS ON MT!
People dupe threads over and over again. There's a frigging search function for crying out loud! Please ppl, use this function. Sure, ppl make mistakes but after three or four dupe threads, that's kinda weird you know? Use the box, and that will make MT A LOT more organized.
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To make things simple: Don't make threads that are already previously there. Use the search function to make sure the thread you want to make is not ALREADY there.

EDIT: I forgot to mention, threads aren't solely on gaining lvls.

  • Dec 28, 2004

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I agree too many threads that are the same are really bothering me.

  • Dec 28, 2004

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hey, you know me, of course i listen. i just wish ppl would use the search funtion *for you noobs its the little box in the upper right, just type what you want to post about and if results show up, then don't post!*

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the only problem ive noticed is people confused over if duping a thread thats been inactive for a long time is okay...

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  • Dec 28, 2004

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Quote by Chopstickzthe only problem ive noticed is people confused over if duping a thread thats been inactive for a long time is okay...

Exactly. . . especially threads that have been inactive for weeks that have multiple pages, where new and old discussion may not mesh well together for any number of reasons.

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It is easy to say....use the search, but if you check the gallery of some series or categories, there could be over a 100 images, and people cant use search all the time because the info could be inaccurate...If people wants to submit something, imagine browsing several pages to find a duplicate, and sometimes people dont put the exact description of the image so the search is useless under those situations.... :sweat:

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yeah, i'm kinda tired reporting all the dupe thread. x_x
and ppl should stop posting 'this anime vs that anime' thread. T_T

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I don't care pretty much about it. Besides, this will give the mods an extra work to do. XD

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Quote by toonleapIt is easy to say....use the search, but if you check the gallery of some series or categories, there could be over a 100 images, and people cant use search all the time because the info could be inaccurate...If people wants to submit something, imagine browsing several pages to find a duplicate, and sometimes people dont put the exact description of the image so the search is useless under those situations.... :sweat:


Hello? Read the thread? This has nothing to do with gallery items.

  • Dec 28, 2004

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Quote by dansand ppl should stop posting 'this anime vs that anime' thread. T_T

Agreed. Especially for two series that are so different that any attempt to compare the two really boils down not to which anime is better, but what the poster's preference in genre is.

Quote by afanHello? Read the thread? This has nothing to do with gallery items.

Take a deep breath, afan, it will all be ok. . . :)

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Quote by toonleapIt is easy to say....use the search, but if you check the gallery of some series or categories, there could be over a 100 images, and people cant use search all the time because the info could be inaccurate...If people wants to submit something, imagine browsing several pages to find a duplicate, and sometimes people dont put the exact description of the image so the search is useless under those situations.... :sweat:

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It's unstoppable. There are so many members on this board that it is just in fact impossible to stop, no matter how many threads you post, IT WONT stop!

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Quote by bromithiaIt's unstoppable. There are so many members on this board that it is just in fact impossible to stop, no matter how many threads you post, IT WONT stop!


In the long run, it should reduce the mods work. Plus, the early ppl learn, the better.

  • Dec 28, 2004

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Isnt it already mentioned plenty of places on this board to use the search tool? People are ignorant, they wont read the rules, they wont listen... it's just something to deal with. There are going to be plenty of repeat threads, the moderators will just have to do their best to clean them up.

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Quote by bromithiaIt's unstoppable. There are so many members on this board that it is just in fact impossible to stop, no matter how many threads you post, IT WONT stop!


In the long run, it should reduce the mods work. Plus, the early ppl learn, the better.

yea, its just the problem of getting them to listen, i mean not very many ppl bother to use the search function or check the Support section when they need help, so they post threads on it

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Well, there are cases when you're not really sure what to search for. I mean, sure it's not often, but occasionally you throw up one of those threads that could be phrased differently, and thus, you must make your search really broad. Looking through hundreds of threads at MT can be a pain.

Perhaps, just consider this. When posting a thread, think, does it have a meaningful purpose/discussion or something useful to share. If not, don't post. Is it a common subject/or popular topic? If yes, try and look for previous existing threads on the same topic. But still, it's usually best not to revive a thread that is several months old...

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I love this topic.

You know its so true. Seriously try searching a few different ways of it.

For example. Whats your favorite game.

Try searching the prime of the bulk, favorite game. If that doesn't work....you could be bold and do "game" which will give you ALOT of results...but nonetheless you can be positive if its in there or not.

I can't stress enough how many times people don't bother searching for topics or else they put them in the wrong section.

Thats another big problem, keep topics in the correction section. If your new, put it in the Entrance thread, not spam. If its about a game, don't put it in the anime thread. I've been seeing this occur on and off and its kinda humerous to be honset. Sure theres spam, but the forums are more of clustered with topics already established. Please don't post a topic until you are positive it doesn't exist. I mean search and search good for it. This saves time for the moderators. Anyways thats my two cents.

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  • Dec 28, 2004

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**Stretches before waking up**

Wha? Wha? Duped threads? Since when? Ahh... I see - well, there are a few things I don't like about duped threads:

Examples:

What is your favorite game?
What's your favorite anime?
What music are you listening to?

If it's been a thread long dead - I don't mind someone else posting up a duplication - given that a link is added to the thread as well - to confirm and recognize what is going on and to respect that you had indeed known there was a thread before and you wish to duplicate it because it is inactive.

Though it doesn't take a brain surgeon to come up with a new thread, it also doesn't take an average human being to realize that nearly all of the common threads are already presented here on MT. New people won't know what to do - let's just call this a wake-up call and a lesson to the new people on the forum.

It's not going to stop - let me put this into realistic terms. We all were new people once - so give them a chance at least to know what's going on - if they are indeed new on the forums. People are going to learn sooner or later. That's all I have to say here - it can't be avoided.

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hmmm... well... It takes time to search. The same topic could be under a different name, and the same name could be a different topic. Its too confusing and threads that are the same are unavoidable. I personally think that old threads should be deleted, wouldn't that save space and prevent this problem? What if a thread with the same topic is closed? What if you just really want to talk about it? If you've responded to that type of thread before... well... just don't respond. There you go, problem solved.

  • Dec 30, 2004

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Old threads deleted? and why? totally disagree. And it does NOt take too much time to search.

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Quote by KeltoshOld threads deleted? and why? totally disagree. And it does NOt take too much time to search.


Where in the thread did you see this Keltosh?

  • Dec 31, 2004

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Quote by ohmygoshainuyashahmmm... well... It takes time to search. The same topic could be under
a different name, and the same name could be a different topic. Its too
confusing and threads that are the same are unavoidable. I personally
think that old threads should be deleted, wouldn't that save space and
prevent this problem? What if a thread with the same topic is closed?
What if you just really want to talk about it? If you've responded to
that type of thread before... well... just don't respond. There you go,
problem solved.

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Thank you. Yes, why delete old threads? What's said is said. It's not like 50 ppl need to know each others' preferences on anime. Sheesh. Also, it does not take long to search, with the new server and all.

  • Dec 31, 2004

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It doesn't take that much time. Unless you think spending (at the most) 5-10 minutes is too much time.......Saying it takes up too much time is an excuse and is almost saying "I want to get into trouble" Don't make up an excuse about it. Search, if it takes up too much time then don't make a topic, its that simple. Don't waste a mods time making a dupe topic just because you were too lazy to search. Also the forums here work differently, some places they stress on closing old topics and hate bumping, I personally think its great, it saves from having two of the same topic over and over. Which is stupid in my opinion, don't close a topic cause its old and create an exact same new one. I never got that, at all.

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  • Dec 31, 2004

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