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  • Write Sarcastic Comments/Make the poster feel bad

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    1 11.11%
  • Post on the new thread instead

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Thread: Duplicates - How should we handle them?

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    Default Duplicates - How should we handle them?

    I know the originator of the thread should search the forums first but...
    If they do accidentally post a duplicate...

    What should we do about them?
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    On every forum I've seen before, duplicates were always closed by moderation (which also posted a proper reply). After some time it was deleted. Common users should ignore this.

    But I liked second option as well.
    Last edited by Aramis; May-12-2009 at 23:20.

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    When possible, we will merge them together into one thread, appending the newest postings. Problem is that when two identical threads are running concurrent, when we merge, the posts are sorted by date order, not by content order ... so sometimes it's best to leave them separated.
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    I voted other - let's post on both threads! However this is not my website. I'm only treading here pretty much uninvited like the rest of us. I'm happy to follow whatever the moderators think is best.

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    What do we do about metalheads who come to this forum only to ask what the most violent, dark, "despressive," battle, war, angry etc. pieces are? There has got to be a healthy handful of these threads where The Rite of Spring, Carmina Burana, The Planets, Scythian Suite, blah blah blah are given as suggestions over and over again. It's kinda irritating, at least as far as I'm concerned, and it seems like the majority of these folks who create the threads looking for recommendations never end up being active participants and all they end up doing is leaving another redundant thread in their wake.
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    They are usually merged by the staff.
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    All of the options except #2 strike me as legitimate, but allowing the threads to stand and get the best answers they can seems the best idea overall, imo. Absent proof to the contrary, I take these questions seriously (even if I don't often add answers), and anything which encourages someone to expand their interest in, and awareness of, classical music is a good thing. While it may be true that the same sorts of questions get asked frequently, it's also true that each one is the first time it's been asked by that particular person-- and there's a very real chance that they aren't aware that it's a common question which exists in other threads. If people don't like answering the question, they needn't do so, but neither need they make nasty comments....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LvB View Post
    All of the options except #2 strike me as legitimate, but allowing the threads to stand and get the best answers they can seems the best idea overall, imo. Absent proof to the contrary, I take these questions seriously (even if I don't often add answers), and anything which encourages someone to expand their interest in, and awareness of, classical music is a good thing. While it may be true that the same sorts of questions get asked frequently, it's also true that each one is the first time it's been asked by that particular person-- and there's a very real chance that they aren't aware that it's a common question which exists in other threads. If people don't like answering the question, they needn't do so, but neither need they make nasty comments....
    AMEN and ditto. So much so let me requote that last section:

    If people don't like answering the question, they needn't do so, but neither need they make nasty comments....
    Bizarre to me that people find it too much trouble to just ignore such threads but it's not too much trouble for them to play an unfunny, completely juvenile joke on someone else's thread.

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    Ok then, let's have no order in the forum and allow multiple threads on the same subject. Why not 5 threads on your favorite symphony, 6 threads on your top 10 favorite composers, 15 threads on Mozart's piano concertos, and 20 different threads on the darkest, saddest, most brutal, hammering, "depressive," battle pieces.
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    Let's not ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Let's not ...
    Trust me Krummhorn, I quite agree with you!
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