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Duplicate Subject Titles

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Rafael Davila
User offline. Last seen 18 hours 19 min ago. Offline
Joined: 1 Mar 2004
Posts: 5011

Is it possible to control the occurrence of duplicate Subject titles in an automated way?

  • Perhaps PP shall reject exact match of delicate Forum Topics titles.
  • Perhaps a warning that duplicates are being issued should be issued every time a user tries to post a duplicate title.
  • Perhaps the number of new topics created per day by each member shall be limited to some maximum, say 3 per day per member.

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Rafael Davila
User offline. Last seen 18 hours 19 min ago. Offline
Joined: 1 Mar 2004
Posts: 5011

Thanks.

Anyway PP is second to none.

Hello.

We employ 3 young engineers to remove the spam (60 to 70 per day, every day) and most of the duplicate posts (sometimes none, sometimes 20).  One is based in the US, one in Europe and one in the Far East so we can cover most time zones.

It would be good to implement a fix to prevent the duplicate posts but for now our moderators (incl you Mike... and thanks) have to keep on top of things.  We have some plans but as all of our advertiser monies goes towards the server upkeep there is not much we can do at present.

PP Team.

Mike Testro
User offline. Last seen 21 weeks 3 days ago. Offline
Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 4407

Hi Rafael

As the only moderator currently working on PP i have to delete the duplications.

It takes about 3 minutes to do each one.

Better if PP allow me to tick a box and just delete a poste rather than the 7 or 8 stages that I have to go through at present.

Last week some joker put 18 posts on th same topic.

Best regards

Mike t

Rafael Davila
User offline. Last seen 18 hours 19 min ago. Offline
Joined: 1 Mar 2004
Posts: 5011

It just happened that I clicked several times the save key as for whatever reason the site was not responding to my actions.

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