System now has a new way of dealing with double posting

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Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
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I just found a nice plugin for vBulletin that deals with double posts a bit more elegantly.

In the past, if somebody posted multiple times in the same thread prior to anyone else posting then it filled up the page with their posts. This new plugin addends each post to the bottom of their last post until somebody else responds.

....so, instead of these two posts being in two posts....
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They are now in one post.
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The thread is bumped if the user adds another post so it's a good way to update a thread without making the thread really long with the avatar, etc, added. You can see when the user updated by the date and time added.
 

turmeric

Megerator
Wow!
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That's really elegant!
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I like it!
 

Poimen

Puritan Board Post-Graduate
This
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is
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getting
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redundant
 

Scott1

Puritanboard Commissioner
This is great.

Overall, this is a good program, and you are applying it very well.

I wonder if there is a "plug-in" that would automatically remove signature lines after the first post in a thread or at least remove the default repeating of it. This would save a lot of space and redundancy.:):):)
 

Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
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This is great.

Overall, this is a good program, and you are applying it very well.

I wonder if there is a "plug-in" that would automatically remove signature lines after the first post in a thread or at least remove the default repeating of it. This would save a lot of space and redundancy.:):):)
I re-applied the template change that takes care of the Signature thing too.
 

Scott1

Puritanboard Commissioner
This indeed is a day of upgrade, efficiency, and improvement- soli deo gloria!
 

rescuedbyLove

Puritan Board Junior
Cool!
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That's neat!
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Wow, it really works!
 

Grymir

Puritan Board Graduate
I
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just
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had
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go along with the crowd. But the 30 second rule was making my addition to this thread taking to long.
 

Grymir

Puritan Board Graduate
ha ha, blocked ya, well, at least I tried. I thought you were gonna post more, and that I would get this in the 30 second gap.
 

staythecourse

Puritan Board Junior
Four score
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And seven years ago
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Waiting
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Great idea.
 

tellville

Puritan Board Junior
But I loved mindlessly racking up my post count!
Does this feature affect our post count?
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'bout to find out
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Nope. So there goes the days of joking about how we like to inflate our post counts by posting multiple posts back to back to back! :lol:
 

Casey

Puritan Board Junior
Just picking some nit . . .

Can you add a break-line before and after the "-----Added 11/29/2008 at 04:48:25 EST-----" text?

:D
 

VirginiaHuguenot

Puritanboard Librarian
It appears that the post date of the first post gets changed to reflect the post date of the second post even if the second post (with no posts intervening) is done weeks later.
 

Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
Staff member
It appears that the post date of the first post gets changed to reflect the post date of the second post even if the second post (with no posts intervening) is done weeks later.
Interesting. I think it has to do this or the post would not *bump*. In other words, the old post would simply be addended without appearing any higher in the list if it did not do this.

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Just picking some nit . . .

Can you add a break-line before and after the "-----Added 11/29/2008 at 04:48:25 EST-----" text?

:D
I think I did it.
 

VirginiaHuguenot

Puritanboard Librarian
It appears that the post date of the first post gets changed to reflect the post date of the second post even if the second post (with no posts intervening) is done weeks later.
Interesting. I think it has to do this or the post would not *bump*. In other words, the old post would simply be addended without appearing any higher in the list if it did not do this.
I can appreciate the benefit of the bump, but it would be nice if there was still a record of the original post date because it makes it appear as if the appended post was written on the date of the second post and sometimes that removes or alters the context of the original post.
 

Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
Staff member
It appears that the post date of the first post gets changed to reflect the post date of the second post even if the second post (with no posts intervening) is done weeks later.
Interesting. I think it has to do this or the post would not *bump*. In other words, the old post would simply be addended without appearing any higher in the list if it did not do this.
I can appreciate the benefit of the bump, but it would be nice if there was still a record of the original post date because it makes it appear as if the appended post was written on the date of the second post and sometimes that removes or alters the context of the original post.
Recommend that you note the original post time and put it at the top of the post if you want to make sure folks know when you first posted the OP prior to adding your added post.
 
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