Using the Search before posting

Discussion in 'NamePros Comments and Feedback' started by Jennny, Aug 12, 2017 at 11:03 PM.

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  1. Jennny

    Jennny New Member

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    This is more a toward the mods. Wouldn't it be a great idea if people actually search before they post here (as in a requirement/rule)
    I mean duplicates just look bad, and it can remove so much of the clutter.

    Just an opinion.

    JannNy
     
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  2. Eric Lyon

    Eric Lyon Community Admin, NamePros Administrator PRO Business Account VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    Hello,

    We are going to add a feature that shows similar threads during the process of creating a thread. We expect that will help avoid most duplicate threads from being created.

    Until then, please report all duplicate threads so that we can merge/close them.

    Thanks for your help,
     
  3. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Active Member VIP

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    Good idea...btw, welcome jennny!
     
  4. Jennny

    Jennny New Member

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    I would say that most people will just ignore these suggestions as they believe their question will be answered better if they open a new thread. If on the other hand, you close threads with a warning it might deter people from making new duplicates. BTW did you think about implementing a more versatile search option?

    Something like this?

    Code:
    forums.qrz.com/index.php?attachments/search1-jpg.321223/
    Sorry for the code link, couldn't attach a link or image.
     
  5. Eric Lyon

    Eric Lyon Community Admin, NamePros Administrator PRO Business Account VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    We have that:
    Am I missing something in your screenshot?

    We already do that, as well, but we mostly depend on reports from members to bring them to our attention.

    I believe the "similar threads" feature will help, because it's faster to read a thread with the answer(s) than to create a new thread and wait for someone else to answer it. ;) Not everyone will think that way, but it should help.

    Thanks for the suggestion,
     
  6. briguy

    briguy Guru In Remission! VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Only my thoughts about duplicate threads..because the domaining industry is changing so fast..last year (6 months etc) Q&A threads might be outdated.
     
  7. iowadawg

    iowadawg Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    New member wants a punishment for older members?
    Funny that threads like this are just a way to add the "punish them for doing this"...
     
  8. Jennny

    Jennny New Member

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    I don't think it's about being a new or old member. On the contrary, an old member should know about the "search before you post". It's just a guideline.

    So instead of having single threads of "how do I sell my domain(s)", how this or that is done and other posts that can just be done with by merging into one topic.

    But, hi, what would I know about this kind of thing. I am just a new member :)
     
  9. Eric Lyon

    Eric Lyon Community Admin, NamePros Administrator PRO Business Account VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    That's a good guideline. It's also standard forum etiquette, but most users don't know about it. Even as a rule, many don't know about it. It usually takes a member creating a duplicate thread, another member reporting it, and then staff getting involved before the member learns about it. However, with thousands of new members continuously signing up, it's a continuous cycle, which is why we favor the feature that shows similar threads and may lead to them posting in an existing thread instead of creating a new one. If they read the similar threads and those don't meet their needs/questions, then they can continue to create a new thread.

    We're always open to other ways to solve problems, so please feel free to suggest them anytime. We consider all feedback from all members, even if you're new to NamePros. :)
     

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