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  1. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 8 years ago

    Why can't a subject be posted in more than 1 forum?

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There is no reason to have multiple posts of the same topic.

      It doesn't make any sense having to forums running on the same topic.

  2. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    You mean identical posts? Why should they?

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Misha:
      Yep.

      question may not appeal to those in the forum first chosen...may have a greater appeal in another...but would like to try both.

      1. Misha profile image70
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Umm, as I see the forums - all on one page without categorization - and I believe many other regulars do the same - this will be a double posting and unnecessary clutter for me. smile

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm talking about posting in threads.
          Two identical posts, for example saying 'Hello friend' Is not allowed

        2. qwark profile image60
          qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          cagsil and Misha:
          How can it be "clutter" if you don't visit other forums covering other subjects that just maybe the question may fit into...? A subject may fit just more than one forum description.

          1. darkside profile image80
            darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            It's akin to spamming.

            Can you imagine if a lot of people posted identical threads on a regular basis? And not just two, but a few. It quickly fills the forum up with crap. It's best to keep the conversation in one thread.

            I've seen it happen elsewhere. And the rule was the same. But it didn't stop the uninitiated from posting multiple threads. The extra ones were either locked, or if conversation had taken place, merged with the others. Repeat offenders were suspended or banned.

            It's a default forum rule of any site that has an active community with members who don't like to be annoyed.

            1. qwark profile image60
              qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              ...understood! :-)

  3. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    That happened to me yesterday. I wanted to post something funny in a couple of forums and it didn't let me.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Tantrum ..right!

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You have to change some words  or add others,and it will be fine

  4. vengab profile image60
    vengabposted 8 years ago

    there is no point doing so. just post in the right section or the forum and you will be fine

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Vengab:
      Right forum"
      I'm not a soothsayer...can't foretell the future.
      Would like to test forum responses...

  5. The10DollarMark profile image61
    The10DollarMarkposted 8 years ago

    I also would see it as clutter as I don't usually go to specific categories - I just look at the whole forum list and keep going page after page.

    That means I'd see multiple threads with the same name.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Dollar:
      There are many, many forum categories that you may or may not visit. A question may fit nicely into many of them. Why not try more than one to broaden ones possibilities for responses?

  6. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 8 years ago

    Misha and Dollar:
    I'm new to the "forums."
    I've been "surfing" around and I now have to agree with ya.
    My bad!...lol
    I now see why ya'd think a double up would be "clutter."
    Thanks for responding.

  7. Jeffrey Neal profile image83
    Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years ago

    Yeah, count me in the group who rarely visits individual forums. Most of the time I don't even go past what's on the first page unless there's something specific I'd like to find.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Jeffrey:
      Me either but now that I've found out why Mish and Dollar think as they do....I'll visit more.

 
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