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What should be done about constant reposts?

A trend in all the main forums is that original threads tend to get buried under constant reposts asking the same questions over and over again. Do you think something should be done about this? Should reposted threads be locked, or are they a sign that the community just has its mind on the same issues and wants to keep bringing them up for discussion?
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  • This has been an issue since the dawn of Internet Forums. Honestly, The world will never know.
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  • A better question without a TL;DR paragraph. What CAN be done? Absolutely nothing.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] I Judge Bread I [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Breadisgood91 This thread is a repost.[/quote] Every thread is a repost.[/quote]false. It's just most of them.
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  • Watch [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlaiBeLrntQ]this[/url] first. Now imagine that Gandalf is Old Papa Rich and the Balrog is a repeat thread. [Edited on 10.10.2012 12:16 PM PDT]
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  • [quote][url=http://cache.ohinternet.com/images/thumb/2/2d/Trollface_HD.png/618px-Trollface_HD.png][b]Posted by:[/b] Recon Number 54 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] DarkestSeptagon Was this supposed to be a joke or was it an accident?[/quote] You do realize that the easiest way to take the funny out of a joke is by having to point out that it IS a joke?[/url][/quote]Yep.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] True Underdog You mean I don't HAVE to reply to repeat topics to tell the OP that the thread has been done before and belittle them? How else can I teach them a lesson? Are you a wizard?[/quote]You've been doing it wrong this whole time, bb.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Recon Number 54 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] DarkestSeptagon [url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=75223223]Was this supposed to be a joke or was it an accident?[/url][/quote] You do realize that the easiest way to take the funny out of a joke is by having to point out that it IS a joke?[/quote]Trolled.
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  • That's four ninja posts in a row, I find this very impressive. edit. sorry for being a killjoy here^ [Edited on 10.10.2012 9:16 AM PDT]
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  • Ignore them. That's why the Reach Forum was so successful.
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  • Ignore them. That's why the Reach Forum was so successful.
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    Ignore them. That's why the Reach Forum was so successful.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] DarkestSeptagon [url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=75223223]Was this supposed to be a joke or was it an accident?[/url][/quote] You do realize that the easiest way to take the funny out of a joke is by having to point out that it IS a joke?
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  • You mean I don't HAVE to reply to repeat topics to tell the OP that the thread has been done before and belittle them? How else can I teach them a lesson? Are you a wizard?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Grimaldus [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Make117 Pretty much everything is a repost.[/quote][/quote]^This. It's pretty rare to see a truly original topic. Ignore the threads you don't want to post in, post in the ones you do. That's how a forum works, and if everybody follows that mantra, the best threads will rise to the top and the worst ones will fall to the latter pages.
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  • Nothing. Many users might be new and not have discussed a topic before, so it isn't a repost to them. Even if you have seen the topic before, what's wrong with discussing a topic more than once? It's like watching a movie twice. You might get something new out of it that wasn't noticed before. People might carry the conversation in a new direction; new points could be made. Why do you think it's such an issue?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] DarkestSeptagon [url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=75223223]Was this supposed to be a joke or was it an accident?[/url][/quote] Haha this is great!
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  • [url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=75223223]Was this supposed to be a joke or was it an accident?[/url]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Todge16801 I try to avoid making redundant threads. If its at least somewhat interesting i tend to overlook its lack of originality.[/quote] Indeed.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] DIDACT_SYSTEM We use search matching software to track if a word has been posted before. If that word has been post user can't submit.[/quote] bragfregmalisciousness.
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  • We use search matching software to track if a word has been posted before. If that word has been post user can't submit.
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    I don't think reposts are a problem. People post something because they want to talk about it, and if other people want to talk about the topic then they will reply and the thread will stay active. If threads are reposted then that means that more people want to talk about the subject. Not a huge problem.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] jaythenerdkid [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] True Underdog In a few years, bread is going to repost this exact thread. [/quote]And by then, I'll be an oldfgt complaining about how that thread is a repost of a repost of a repost.[/quote]lol repost
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Breadisgood91 This thread is a repost.[/quote]
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  • Unless a thread has been reposted under a week or so, I don't have an issue with it. Besides, new conversations and ideas can be created through a reposted topic. [Edited on 10.10.2012 7:26 AM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] True Underdog In a few years, bread is going to repost this exact thread. [/quote]And by then, I'll be an oldfgt complaining about how that thread is a repost of a repost of a repost.
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  • ironically this thread falls into one of those "constant reposts". There will always be topics repeated as time goes on, but they will change views and perspectives over time.
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