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djvirtualreality
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I am starting to see MANY new threads that have been already posted asking the same thing, such as bisection, Art of Astonishment questions, and many others. Is there a way to spread the search bar for people to utilize it?
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Dave Scribner
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repeat questions are bound to happen with the number of members we have and are getting each and every day. The new search engine is quite detailed but it's a matter of getting members to use it. It is often more convenient to post a question than search for previous answers.
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highmagic
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Dave, just wondering: as djvirtualreality mentioned, there are hundreds of new postings that address the very same issues of older threads. Would it be possible to cut/paste them at the bottom of the older threads? Or, simply lock or delete them, putting a link to the older threads?

This would definitely simplify the search functions.

Thanks,

Ken
Dave Scribner
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Ken, at the present time, we cannot move a single post. If we see a new thread that is an exact duplicate of an older one, we often post a link to the older one and lock the new topic. With so many posts everyday, it's difficult to catch them all.
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As an addition to what Dave has already said, when you see a post such as the ones that you are reffering to, use the report to button and let us know that this is a thread that has been repeated we then can go out and lock the thread and put a url for new members to go to the old thread.

We have a limited number of staff, (there are more of you then there are of us) Smile and we really appreciate your letting us know that there is a problem by using that function.

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highmagic
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On 2003-10-29 10:33, Mya Angel wrote:
As an addition to what Dave has already said, when you see a post such as the ones that you are reffering to, use the report to button and let us know that this is a thread that has been repeated we then can go out and lock the thread and put a url for new members to go to the old thread.


Will do, thanks: I thought the "Report" function was related to exposure issues.

Maybe you could inform all Café users with a common PM?
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