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If a solution is not found...

in a forum is it ok to post in another forum,cause there's that duplcate post problem.


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For the most part...

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It's really up to you. Locking/deleting duplicate threads is done to curtail spamming and prevent multiple discussions of a topic that can lead to duplicate advice, confusion, and congestion. Personally, I feel if the thread is dead (no responses are provided for two or so days after the thread has been bumped) it's OK to repost in another forum to see if you can receive an answer. Of course there are exceptions to that general thought, so just use your best judgement. As long as you're not spamming the boards, there shouldn't be a problem...the old thread may be locked so traffic is directed to the new thread, but that's about it.

Hope this helps,

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(NT) (NT) Advice well taken,thanx

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I thought

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I thought you were going to tell him,

If there is no reply to your post in six months, then it is ok to repost your problem.

Just kidding, but often I see post that are posted two, three and even four different places. Wouldn't it just make sence to lock for a few days then remove the multiple posts to cut down on the confusion.


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He and a few other Mod's

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seem to be doing a good job of such already.

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Also, impatience

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Newer posters don't realize that the people here trying to help are volunteers and often only login when they have time. You have to wait till someone that can help sees your message. I KNOW! Your toy is broken. Been there. Once had to drive across town to post using a friend's Mac and hang around till Bob could get back to me. That is why a lot of us are volunteers, we want to put back the help we got along the way. Bob and Toni (and many others) drug me kicking and screaming into the 20th century many years back. chuck

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In reply to: Also, impatience

I realize that people are busy,sometimes busier than a one armed paper hanger.

My point was to find out if its OK to repost if a solution is not found in a particular forum.Just wanted to check to see if there is a certain procedure for this situation.Mousearoma pretty much explained it.

I'm not trying to rush anyone,I am aware of the fact that they are busy and this is done on their own time.I have nothing but the utmost respect for these people.

I appreciate everyones feedback,

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