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Duplicate postings from different members RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!

    Especially in the System Center forums it becomes a tradition that some users post the same answer than others have been posted already. Sometimes they rephrase it and out add some flowers :-), sometimes not.

    At the end they often earn the points from the thread owner even if someone else posted it already just because they are the last reply and easy to find and mark.

    It would be great to mark (or report) such postings as a duplicate posting. Thread owner than could decide better, or moderators see after a while who are the top copycats.

    What do you think?

    Thanks,
    Patrick


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helped you.
    Patrick Seidl (System Center and Private Cloud)
    Website: http://www.syliance.com
    Blog: http://www.systemcenterrocks.com

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 5:36 AM

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  • Sometimes I am also using other user postings. If I do that, I maken a Quote from the Original posting. Paste that in the text. And give the link and the username from the Original poster. But most of time I am giving the link to the original thread only.

    Much users mark their own post as answer, etc. Moderators correct this normally if they see that.


    Come back and mark replies as answer if they help, and help others with the same problem. If this post is helpful please vote it as Helpful on the left side.

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 9:01 AM
  • Yeah, quoting the other is ok.

    That's not the case with those guys and it is very annoying to do the majority of the work and the other get's the points.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helped you.
    Patrick Seidl (System Center and Private Cloud)
    Website: http://www.syliance.com
    Blog: http://www.systemcenterrocks.com

    Friday, February 13, 2015 7:33 AM
  • I don't think there is much that can be done about identical or very similar answers. If I find two such answers where the later one has been marked as the answer, I will usually vote the earlier post as helpful, so that the person who answered first at least gets some acknowledgement. 

    Keep in mind that similar answers posted within a few minutes of each other may each have been posted independently by people who have not seen the other answer(s).


    • Edited by Blackwood Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:23 PM typo
    Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:36 PM