A suggestion to rid the dupe threads

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Hadrian, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    As you know there are a lot of dupes threads of the same stuff that someone else has posted, hell even I in my tired state have done the odd one recently so I was wondering what could be done about it? Ok its not a massive problem but I think that it would help keep the forums clean and maybe help those out who keep posting "what is teh best ds racer?" all the time. I know there is a search button but nobody hardly uses it.

    My suggestion is basically the same as what happens on Digg. There when you post something you then get a page of results for you to check to see if the info you have posted, has already been posted or not and then you tick a box to say whether or not what you are posting is fresh.

    Of course no biggy if it can't be done here or you don't want it to be done, just thought it would help for the reasons in the first paragraph.

    I still love you regardless.
  2. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

    Apr 7, 2008
    Toronto, Canader!
    nice avatar lol

    yes this is completely on topic
  3. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    well this makes sense...
    but we have a lot on our to-do list right now so you'll have to be very patient [​IMG]
  4. wilddenim

    wilddenim Candy!

    Sep 4, 2007
    *dares to ask*

    What's the things to do list? [​IMG]
  5. DarkAura

    DarkAura Offline

    Aug 20, 2007
    Over there.
    I think that so far there is:

    No autoresizing images/autoadjust according to screen size
    Maybe new emotes?
    I would like to a shoutbox that is always open, no matter where on GBAtemp you are and that also auto refreshes.
    Cut the IRC issues, only PM admins and stuff. \

    That's off the top of my head, there may be more I missed. >_>
  6. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

    Jan 11, 2008
    United States
    That would have to use the regular forum search engine, which I guess was dumped because it used too many server resources.....your idea would probably have to use it, but it would be used for every new thread not just a couple of random searches.
  7. itsRANDELL

    itsRANDELL GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 23, 2007
    United States
    Maybe to make the confirm button unclickable after clicking it once. This is how MySpace got rid of the double commenting problem thingy.
  8. Gaisuto

    Gaisuto Lose 2 Levels.

    Former Staff
    Oct 27, 2002
    United States
    Palm Coast
    Well if I see a dupe thread, I close it and link to the one in question. The thing is honestly, I don't really know when a thread has been made or not. I don't have the greatest memory in the world for certain threads, and, there's no way to beat around the bush about it, the search here is horrible.
  9. TeenDev

    TeenDev GBAtemp's Original Hipster

    Apr 29, 2007
    United States
    there's a vBulletin mod that does something like this so you can probably find an IPB mod to do the same thing
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