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Stopping double-posting?

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NotQuiteCockney Thu 12-May-05 21:18:12

Would it be possible to check if a new message is the exact same as the message before it? So that the same user can't accidentally post the same message more than once. It happens so often ...

hub2dee Thu 12-May-05 22:23:06

Blimey, that's a simple and excellent idea.

Rachel (mumsnet) Fri 13-May-05 10:18:07

Will put this to tech team and we'll let you know.

Kelly1978 Fri 13-May-05 10:43:28

There is a way to top double posting by making sure there has to be a minimum time lapse between a person making posts, say a few minutes. I'm not sure how it works, but tech should know.

hub2dee Fri 13-May-05 12:03:25

Would probably be fine at say 2 secs or less ! Some threads flow v. fast...

RTKangaMummy Fri 13-May-05 12:34:11

When I was with my TISCALI {who are useless}

It happened all the time but that was because of the connection kept going wrong

Please do not make a delay as it will make conversatiions very slow unless it is not a long delay.

IME it is a problem with connection

101StressPuppy Fri 13-May-05 12:36:47

tbh it doesn't bother me at all.

hunkermunker Fri 13-May-05 12:38:46

Please don't make a delay between postings! I type too fast for that to be anything other than really annoying!!

hub2dee Fri 13-May-05 12:45:39

Relax all, I think NQC is only talking about stopping those double / tripple posts from double clicking / key debounce stuff... no one is talking about any kind of delay that would make convos any different...

hunkermunker Fri 13-May-05 13:17:40


NotQuiteCockney Fri 13-May-05 13:43:27

I think a delay would be annoying, I'm just talking about not letting two identical posts from the same user through - which isn't generally on purpose.

flum Fri 13-May-05 13:45:06

isn't it caused by pressing enter twice though?

NotQuiteCockney Fri 13-May-05 13:47:40

It is, or by connection problems. I've only done it once or twice myself. If it's something tech can fix with little effort, why not fix it?

RTKangaMummy Fri 13-May-05 13:48:44

oh dear my post looked like I was cross with double postings

No way I was angry with TISCALI and their stupid connection or actually disconnecting

I was just explaining why I just to do it

anchovies Fri 13-May-05 13:49:31

I only have the problem on my laptop. Agree that a time delay would work, would only need to be a second so even the fastest typists couldn't be affected. Depends whether it would have to say message deleted which would be far more annoying...

101StressPuppy Fri 13-May-05 14:03:46

I think it's a terrible idea...

101StressPuppy Fri 13-May-05 14:03:55

I think it's a terrible idea...

101StressPuppy Fri 13-May-05 14:03:55

I think it's a terrible idea...

hub2dee Fri 13-May-05 14:15:23

There shouldn't be any kind of error message, it would simply help those who are a bit trigger happy with the old mouse, or those with very shaky hands. Or maybe those who are REALLY cold


hunkermunker Fri 13-May-05 14:18:37


hunkermunker Fri 13-May-05 14:18:38


hub2dee Fri 13-May-05 14:22:09

Step outside. It's sunny across most of England.

hunkermunker Fri 13-May-05 14:23:17

Tis indeed sunny, but deffo v chilly - cold cold wind (keeps banging my front door so I think that interesting post is headed my way!)!

And what's that you say? Step away from the PC? Not understanding you, Hub - you usually make so much sense as well!

WigWamBam Fri 13-May-05 14:24:12

It's flipping freezing here.

Double posts don't really bother me, to be honest, they're easy enough to skip over.

hub2dee Fri 13-May-05 14:36:15

sneaky: I wonder how many MN babies would be conceived if there were to be a power cut across large swathes of England ? All these fecund MN women being forced to leave their PCs alone and go talk to their bear grapplers / potential grapplers / ex grapplers etc.

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