Merge Double Posts


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Merge Double Posts
« on May 9th, 2011, 06:34 PM »
Feature: Merge Double Posts
Developer: Nao
Target: users
Status: 100% (complete.)

Some admins don't like when users post multiple messages in a row on a topic. This feature allows them to automatically merge these posts until after a certain delay has passed. Users can also choose to merge posts manually with a Merge button.

Re: Merge Double Posts
« Reply #31, on August 11th, 2011, 07:40 PM »
Flat mode: Nothing. 1 and 2 are merged, followed by 3 and 4.
Threaded mode: 1 shows up, followed with 2 and 3 as indented posts. Then post 4 indented under 3. Nothing is shown as 'merged'.

Re: Merge Double Posts
« Reply #33, on August 13th, 2011, 12:15 AM »
No, I just got caught up in some other stuff.

So, merging doesn't do anything in threaded mode then? Seems to beg the question why you'd bother doing it in that circumstance...

Re: Merge Double Posts
« Reply #35, on August 13th, 2011, 10:11 AM »
Virtual merging. Real merging, you'd still end up physically merging stuff, but in virtual merging, it sounds like you would be putting all this effort in only not to merge on threaded replies, which to me seems to defeat the point a bit.

Re: Merge Double Posts
« Reply #36, on August 13th, 2011, 11:20 AM »
Virtual merging is effortless. ???

The only CPU load it takes is to test whether to show the post footer and next post header.

Re: Merge Double Posts
« Reply #38, on August 13th, 2011, 12:20 PM »
It's not going to be much. (Says me after I said the same about smiley sprites... :whistle:)
Most of the work would be inside the rewrite for threaded views anyway.