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Re: Randomness « Reply #19710 on: August 13, 2013, 09:20 PM »
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Must be a conspiracy Smile

A mod has to do it manually by copying and pasting the contents into one post.

Oh look.. I did it!
Damn those blonde genes.
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19711 on: August 13, 2013, 09:21 PM »
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Must be a conspiracy Smile

Still haven't a clue what your on about?
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19712 on: August 13, 2013, 09:24 PM »
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Still haven't a clue what your on about?
The answer to your question is I do occasionally merge consecutive posts by the same member and have done many times in the past. As it's a manual task, whether I do it is simply down to my energy.

The reason it's done is because consecutive posting is technically considered spamming but it's usually not a big deal.
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19713 on: August 13, 2013, 09:24 PM »
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I think Markie is messing with you, Robbster.

btw.. I'm almost finished "The Lion's Game." Loving it!
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19714 on: August 13, 2013, 09:26 PM »
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The answer to your question is I do occasionally merge consecutive posts by the same member and have done many times in the past. As it's a manual task, whether I do it is simply down to my energy.

The reason it's done is because consecutive posting is technically considered spamming but it's usually not a big deal.
If you've got the energy, what is spamming and what is wrong with it?
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19715 on: August 13, 2013, 09:31 PM »
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It has so many meanings but in reference to a forum, it can cover someone posting their thoughts in consecutive posts with no posts in between by other members. Good forum etiquette in those circumstances is to simply edit your last post so everything is in one post rather than multiple stacked posts. Doing so helps avoid potential reader frustration.

Like I said, it's generally not a big deal which is why I have tended to merge posts covertly.
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19716 on: August 13, 2013, 09:34 PM »
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It has so many meanings but in reference to a forum, it can cover someone posting their thoughts in consecutive posts with no posts in between by other members. Good forum etiquette in situations like that is to simply edit your last post so everything is in one post rather than multiple stacked posts.

Like I said, it's generally not a big deal which is why I have tended to merge posts covertly.
But surely that's down to timing, I'm only answering to individual post as they come up on my screen.
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19717 on: August 13, 2013, 09:36 PM »
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We are too fast in our posts for Mark to deal with.
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19718 on: August 13, 2013, 09:39 PM »
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We are too fast in our posts for Mark to deal with.
Think I'll give myself a wee ban....see you soon Linda.
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19719 on: August 13, 2013, 09:42 PM »
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But surely that's down to timing, I'm only answering to individual post as they come up on my screen.

That's because your replying to posts as you scroll down the screen and browse through the pages of history. Proper etiquette is to first read a thread to the latest comment and then quote the posts you wish to reply to. This allows you to quote them all in one single post.

That is how most people do it when replying to multiple people.

But like I said, don't worry about it. There is no need to discuss this unless some loony comes on and goes overboard with how they post.
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19720 on: August 13, 2013, 09:44 PM »
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Think I'll give myself a wee ban....see you soon Linda.

Don't go away for too long.
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19721 on: August 13, 2013, 09:45 PM »
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That's because your replying to posts as you scroll down the screen and browse through the pages of history. Proper etiquette is to first read a thread to the latest comment and then quote the posts you wish to reply to. This allows you to quote them all in one single post.

That is how most people do it when replying to multiple people.

wtf is going on with you, Mark?

Have you heard of 'going with the flow?'

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Re: Randomness « Reply #19722 on: August 13, 2013, 09:47 PM »
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wtf is going on with you, Mark?
Say what? I discreetly merged a few posts as I do on occasion and wanted to continue on my way. But an explanation of my actions were demanded and I have respectfully explained them while emphasising that no one need give it a second thought.

I would have much prefered to have just gone to sleep now as I'm getting up at 4am.
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19723 on: August 13, 2013, 09:51 PM »
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I discreetly merged a few posts and kept my mouth shut. But an explanation of my actions were demanded.

I would have much prefered to have just gone to sleep now as I'm getting up at 4am.
Come now, Mark. Would hardly say Robbie 'demanded' an explanation of your actions. I think we all know each other well enough by now that it could have waited until the next day.

Anyhoo.. pleasant dreams. You want me to wake you at 11pm my time?
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19724 on: August 13, 2013, 09:53 PM »
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Come now, Mark. Would hardly say Robbie 'demanded' an explanation of your actions.
I avoided answering him the first time by making a lighthearted comment because I didn't want him to misinterpret my actions as meaning I felt he did something wrong. But he asked me again so had to answer out of respect.

I hope no hostility has come from me just helping out because that's all it was.

Anyhoo.. pleasant dreams.
Good night. Smile
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