Posting Twice in a Row

Discussion in 'FAQ & Rules' started by John Lanier, Dec 29, 2010.

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  1. John Lanier

    John Lanier Puritan Board Junior

    Stupid question but how is it determined if you post twice in a row (on the same thread) whether it is added to the previous post or a new post is created. I'm guessing there is a time determinant, right?

    The reason I ask is not a desire to increase my post count but sometimes the two posts are completely different thoughts and if it is only added it can get lost in the midst of the previous post. If I knew there was a time limit. I might wait to post the second comment so that a new post shows up.

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  2. kainos01

    kainos01 Puritan Board Senior

    I thought that it had to do with whether or not there was an intervening post (from someone else). Not sure why I thought that - and it may be utterly incorrect!
  3. John Lanier

    John Lanier Puritan Board Junior

    Not necessarily. If you look at some of the threads, sometimes the same person will have two posts in a row that are completely separate. It shows the avatar and signature, etc. twice. Other times when I have posted and I was the last one to post on the thread it just adds my new post to the bottom of the previous.

    For example: See posts #31 & #32 on this thread

    but on this thread

    I posted #3 and then posted again but it added it to post #3. I am just curious as to why there is a difference.
  4. Rich Koster

    Rich Koster Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    You can always edit your post and insert a quote from the previous thread you want to reply to.
  5. Scottish Lass

    Scottish Lass Puritan Board Doctor

    Doesn't a mod do the combining? I don't think it's automatic, but I'm not sure. Tim's running errands, so I can't holler to the next room to ask.
  6. Edward

    Edward Puritanboard Commissioner

    I think it is a function of time and whether or not there is an intervening post, although you can edit and add to an earlier post if you wish.
  7. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    If the same user posts in a thread within 30 minutes of his previous post, and there are no intervening posts, then it will be appended to his prior post. There is a gray bar noting that he added to the post.
  8. John Lanier

    John Lanier Puritan Board Junior

    Thanks. That explains it.
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