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Postby bigj231 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:51 pm

Is anyone else having problems with double posts? I seem to be getting them about half the time now.
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Re: Double Posting

Postby xenopeek on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:39 pm

That will hopefully be the last of the problems we have with performance of the forums, as the team is running actions now to prepare for move to new servers early next week (planned for Monday if all goes right).
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Re: Double Posting

Postby bigj231 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:45 pm

Great. I just got the too many connections error too. Right after a spambot joined. :evil:
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Re: Double Posting

Postby xenopeek on Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:19 pm

I don't think you can track spambots :wink: Some search engines are identified and displayed, but those are just indexing. They are not the root cause of the problem that I know of, though they will probably not help the current situation either. Hang in there till next week!
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Re: Double Posting

Postby bigj231 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:23 pm

It was actually right in the middle of a new users 3 consecutive posts, and I got dropped when I was reporting one of them. I will hang on. It's good to see Mint has gained enough popularity to overload its servers though.
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Re: Double Posting

Postby DrHu on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:13 pm

It happens regularly enough, what I think sometimes happens is that forum moderators are interupting the sequence of replies (prioritizing for example) which then inserts their post ahead of a current post being edited, or maybe its just sequential response time from the website

When I get that I usually spot it and delete the last post: with the changes, after I have copied them to a previous post that missed the changes; since I can only delete the last post and not any other one..
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Re: Double Posting

Postby xenopeek on Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:34 pm

Moderators, or admins, don't get any special treatment when posting :wink: What can happen is that while you are typing a reply, somebody else might also be typing a reply and have pressed the submit button before you. That should not cause double posting, though it can jumble about where your post ends up because your reply will be pushed down one post.

If you need to delete a post you can't delete yourself, you can use the exclamation icon in the top right of the post to report it to the moderators and request them to delete it.
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Re: Double Posting

Postby bigj231 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:36 pm

Since the exclamation icon has been mentioned, I think we should add an option for Spam/Overpost instead of just the advertisement option we have.
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