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    duplicate Thread both have replies

    One of my biggest peeves is replying to a post and then seeing the thread has been closed because it turns out to be a duplicate thread.

    I had an occasion recently where I answered a thread, then the thread was closed because it was duplicate, but the thread they left open didn't have a reply.

    If there are duplicate threads, moderators should take the extra 10 seconds to see which one has a reply and close the one without a reply.

    If both duplicate threads have been replied to, moderators should take an extra 10 seconds and merge the two threads together.

    I have seen how easy it is to have duplicate posts. You submit a post and nothing happens, so you press submit again, sometimes you are told you can't submit a duplicate post and sometimes it just re-submits it.

    Is this the case as well when starting a new thread, the OP re-submits a new thread when the they see nothing has happened the first time?

    A moderator should be able to identify when a new thread has been duplicated by accident, instead of issuing the customary reply,

    Jin

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    Re: duplicate Thread both have replies

    Quote Originally Posted by thinguyenhalu View Post
    One of my biggest peeves is replying to a post and then seeing the thread has been closed because it turns out to be a duplicate thread.

    I had an occasion recently where I answered a thread, then the thread was closed because it was duplicate, but the thread they left open didn't have a reply.
    ...Jin
    Seeing as this is your very 1st post, either you now have a duplicate ID or you are referring to a different web site?

    To answer your question, if a thread is duplicated, we strive to close the 1 with no (or meaningless/duplicated) posts, or, if both contain valid replies, to then merge them.
    1. Use code tags for VBA. [code] Your Code [/code] (or use the # button)
    2. If your question is resolved, mark it SOLVED using the thread tools
    3. Click on the star if you think someone helped you

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