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I wonder what sort of keyboard slip results in a "double post". This seems to happen pretty frequently, but I've got 275 posts or whatever with no doubles, so I don't know how they happen and am really curious!
Who can explain this mysterious phenomenon?
 
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I've been wondering the same thing. The board seems to have a no-multiple-posts-within-30-seconds built-in safety feature that's caught me the few times I've clicked the post button twice. Unless people have stupidly bad connections, I don't understand how they manage to double post -- they'd need to push the button multiple times at more than a half a minute apart.

By the way, while we're on board issues, does anyone know if it's possible to have the email notification option unchecked by default? It's really annoying to have to uncheck it every time I post. Oh -- and I know this isn't something the admins can fix -- wouldn't it be a lot better if the 'you are now going to your post' screen after you post a message included a link to the forum that you could click instead of having to wait for your post to load, then click out of it?

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I was wondering about this myself when I recently saw a double post spanning a few hours!
 
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Originally posted by kerelybonto
Oh -- and I know this isn't something the admins can fix -- wouldn't it be a lot better if the 'you are now going to your post' screen after you post a message included a link to the forum that you could click instead of having to wait for your post to load, then click out of it?

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I agree. It would be much better to have the option of going to the forum rather than your post.

I can't figure out double posts either.
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by kerelybonto

By the way, while we're on board issues, does anyone know if it's possible to have the email notification option unchecked by default? It's really annoying to have to uncheck it every time I post.


go to user cp -> edit options

then select "no" from the option "Use 'Email Notification' by default?"

done
 
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Thank you, Moo. I love you.

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Thank you, Moo. I love you.


Good advice on headphones and audio.....and matchmaking. Ah, yes, Head-Fi is good for many things.
 
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Aw, you're teasing me! Jude, at least, must certainly grasp the hidden mechanism of the double post...
 
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Well, I appeal to the great moderator-gods for knowledge, and all I get is a custom title.
 
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Haha, that's a good one for you, daycart1.


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In my cases, a double post occurs when I hit the "submit reply" and for whatever reason, the system is sluggish so, I hit it again.

 
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You know, I've double posted a few times. I also can't figure it out.
 
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or you hit the back button and land on the submit page.
 
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what confuses me more, is why people don't delete their double posts... it tells you exactly what to do at the top of the edit page.. click the delete check-box, and then the delete button, and... its gone
 
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what confuses me more, is why people don't delete their double posts... it tells you exactly what to do at the top of the edit page.. click the delete check-box, and then the delete button, and... its gone


If I'm not mistaken, posts can only be deleted by the poster within a short timeframe after having hit the submit button.

As a moderator, Dunc, you do have the option of deleting posts regardless of time after posting.
 
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