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Recently there has been a spate of threads being started based on not only the same subject, but also the same source of information. Could members please either use the search function, or at least read through the latest threads to see if the information they are about to impart hasn't already been posted.

Thank you.

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No problem Martin. You have to be really quick to beat Homebee. :D

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Knew you'd pop up here! :lol: Just be a little mite nicer to these poor slow people that don't have bugging devices in the head offices of every model company in the world. :tease:

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Perhaps the site needs tick boxes for every posting.

1. Have you used the search engine?

2. Have you tried Google?

Or a version of the wartime poster : Is your posting really necessary?

Or perhaps not.

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Was just about to start a new topic with the same question

Okay - there are a lot (!) of announcements from AModel/Modelsvit/Avis in their new catalogue, there is a topic about new catalogue, what is the value of creating a new separate topic for each position that does not bring any new information?

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Was just about to start a new topic with the same question

Okay - there are a lot (!) of announcements from AModel/Modelsvit/Avis in their new catalogue, there is a topic about new catalogue, what is the value of creating a new separate topic for each position that does not bring any new information?

These will be the dedicated threads to drop informations about those kits when more will be available like box art, sprues, schemes, reviews, release dates etc.

Regards,

V.P.

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I see the logic in that, and have even posted in the Jetstream thread, but some of these releases are a while away yet. The individual threads will have dropped off the top of the board by the time extra information appears and been forgotten. Duplicate postings are going to happen then, anyway. I think it might have been better to have delayed them until the appearance of these kits, or at least more information/sprue shots. Except for the Jetstream, maybe, which I can see having considerable continuing interest on this board. Me, anyway.

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then perhaps that suggests there could be split esctions in the rumour monger bit for each brand group? unless that would be to many subforums, that way the posts don't drop off as there aren't that many from each maker, and much more elegent having all the amodel ones in their own section? etc,

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On ‎18‎/‎10‎/‎2015 at 12:53 PM, Graham Boak said:

Perhaps the site needs tick boxes for every posting.

1. Have you used the search engine?

2. Have you tried Google?

Or a version of the wartime poster : Is your posting really necessary?

Or perhaps not.

:lol: Indeed!  Such a great idea, Graham! It's almost fail safe; your idea just brought back memories of when I'd work at DirecTV as a CSR, and we had incoming calls with regard to technical difficulties about the satellite decoders and stuff, so we had to run a check list on the customers prior to sending in the service blokes to their homes, like:

1. Is the power on the decoder turned on?

2. Are the data cables fixed both to the decoder and the TV?

Sometimes, if running the check list was useless with certain customers, you'd feel like adding your own enquiries: 

46. Shouldn't you be sleeping this early in the morning?

52. Are you positive watching Big Brother is really worth your wasting your precious time on the telephone running this check list?

 

Sometimes a visible reminder saves you a lot of grief - and time.

Cheers,

 

Unc2

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I thought that number 1 was "Have you plugged it in?"  Or the more polite version "Is the connection between your machine and the power supply still connected properly?"

 

The problem with tick boxes is that they are simply ignored.  How many people here actually read the Terms and Conditions before downloading software?  But it might be an original thought to some that they can look up something for themselves before bothering others.

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:rofl2: Well, believe me when I tell you that running such a check list with a customer on the phone ought to be the most frustrating chore in the whole world! Sometimes it all went down to asking, "Sir, are you really sure you're still alive?" :doh:

 

34 minutes ago, Graham Boak said:

The problem with tick boxes is that they are simply ignored.  How many people here actually read the Terms and Conditions before downloading software? 

True, true...

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For the second time in a row I post a rumour that has already been posted. 

I used to check that there is no duplicates by checking the "rumourmonger" subforum and last two times around were no exception, I haven't seen duplicate posts in recent forum's thread, but evidently they were there.

Then I checked my forum settings and it turned out that my "Sort By" setting was set to "Recently Updated" rather than "Start Date" as it used to be. 

I don't know what caused that, forum engine update or change in my cookie settings but the advice would be "if your sorting settings are set to 'Recently Updated' checking the first page only is not good enough to make sure you don't post a duplicate"

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Nice to see someone else getting into a huff over duplicated posts...……….I have never asked for help from this forum yet as I have always found what I need on Google or YouTube,...………...rarely check out this site as I find the search not very accurate, but nine time out of ten, (possibly 10 out of 10) I use Google and regularly as clockwork, the search I put into Google gives me many, many answers relating to Britmodeller, I find google more effective as the search engine for this site.

I have come across people on this site(many times)running duplicate posts and if and when I spot them, I used to notify the duplicated post poster that he should check first to see if their is a similar post running before posting...………….never yet received a reply  thanking me for spotting they had duplicated, so now, I drop a line to the "mods" asking them to check out duplicated posts......but it does annoy me when people do not take the time and effort to check see whether a post they wish to post is already running...………………………..rant over

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Thanks @rayprit it is a bind sometime sorting out the duplicate posts. The site search engine has got better but we admit its not the best, but there are as you say other ways to check.

 

Julien

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A couple extra points to expand on what Julien has said.  To aid searches, make your topic titles sensible.  Instead of "New from Airfix...." New 1:24 B-24 Liberator from Airfix", and use the tagging system to add extra information, don't duplicate what's in the title, as they are already searchable.  The tags are for extra context.  When searching, don't search for "B-24" as you'll get either nowt, or a boat-load of results.  Search for "Liberator" instead, and use the search options to target your search to "this forum", "all of my search term words" etc.

 

If all else fails, use Google's site search option, as exemplified below:

 

B-24 Liberator site:britmodeller.com

 

That will search the whole site for the search terms, which you can put in speech-marks "", exclusions "-" and so forth :)

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44 minutes ago, Mike said:

 

 

If all else fails, use Google's site search option, as exemplified below:

 


B-24 Liberator site:britmodeller.com

 

That will search the whole site for the search terms, which you can put in speech-marks "", exclusions "-" and so forth :)

 

Appears to work with search engines other than google too. Duckduckgo in my case, which is handy.

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