Merging multiple posts into one

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:14 pm

So I am one of those person who are vocal for series of posts

However, since the majority are against it, as an obedient member of a authoritarian society where ethics are decided by democracy, I am the slave of the majority.

So I start merging posts. I lock my thread, merge them, unlocked them.

This is a sample of my merging posts. Ongoing game so refrain from content, please.

So I drafted some rule as a "101 Realeo guide to not fuck up when multiple posting":

1. This merging should not screw up post numbering from quotes.

But that's it. I only got 1.

Can you help me draft additional "modding standard" so I don't jump into a pesky trap?

There was some questions that I failed to answer:

1. Should I add the time stamp of the post that I merged?
2. When should I merge? Especially in a large game where activity is high? Unlocking/locking thread is quite a hassle, I'm afraid.
3. Do I even need to lock the thread?
4. What else should I consider?
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:21 pm

In post 0, Realeo wrote:However, since the majority are against it, as an obedient member of a authoritarian society where ethics are decided by democracy, I am the slave of the majority.

this is good
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:14 pm

If the majority want this and the staff admins and mods decide it should be done, then IMO we need a software modification that automates post merges.
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:19 pm

I think this could work if quoting were different
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:48 pm

This won't work.

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:07 am

I think it should be automated by software, and the thread should be bumped when the psots get merged so it gets marked unread in people's bookmarks. I don't think you need to do the merging as a mod.
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:56 pm

I honestly don't think this is necessary.
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:02 pm

if its done there should be a time limit on it IMO. someone might make a post, come back half an hour later with no posts realizing they made a mistake or w/e and not want the posts to merge to show the timestamps
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:14 pm

I don't see any reason to do it unless it's four or more posts being merged. Double posts aren't that bad, triple posts are manageable.
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:00 pm

Merging is bad
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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:00 pm

I don't like the idea of merging. In fact, I like games where the mod has multiple posts. It makes sifting through them easier.

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:01 pm

Don't bother doing it. It's just too risky.
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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:03 pm

Mods don't generally have the ability to merge posts by default. I asked a list mod for another game and that person said it's not a good idea. It could mess up quotes and other stuff.

I personally would not merge posts and simply warn players who flood with short multiple posts in a row
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