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    annoying forum feature

    I have noticed this recently..new feature or a bug?

    you reply to a message..
    after posting, you want to reply to another message in the same thread..
    but no one but you has posted yet..
    it adds your new reply into your previous post!
    like this:

    first post,,blah blah blah..

    ---------- Post added at 04:41 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:25 PM ----------

    second post,,which should be a new post..but gets added onto the other one!
    so that both replys are in one post..


    I dont like that..
    I would prefer to have two seperate posts..because they are different replys..

    can this be fixed?
    thanks,
    Scot

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    the function seems to have an interval, the posts won't conglomerate after a day or so in between each post
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    meh, I don't really care about it that much... I just don't really like how on chat you have to wait 10 seconds before saying something again, anyyywayyyy......

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    No bug, it's suppose to be like that, if you'd like to reply to different people you can do so by inserting:
    [QUOTE=username] insert quote [ /QUOTE]
    and post your reply

    Just dont add the spaces in there. The combining of replies is just to save space. I personally like this feature, saves the hassle of scrolling down when all can be said at once.

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    hmm..ok..not a big deal I guess..
    but if you are replying to two different people, and both replys are in the same "block"..
    then if someone wants to reply (and quote) only *one* of your two replys..they then get the whole message in one big quote block..which is messy..

    I just dont see the point.."saving space"? do we really need to save space?
    I would just prefer to be able to control my replys..

    but if its not a problem for anyone else, I guess I can live with it!

    Scot

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    Ahh yes, I see what you are saying. I have done this before and sometimes you really only need to select a certain phrase from the block or a paragraph from the block. I've resorted to deleting the unnecessary pieces to suite my response. Pyro and a few others use this quite a bit when responding to multiple points in a single block.
    This way you are able to address each point one at a time.
    No worries though, we all have our own preferences

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    Well, there's a reason you can trim down quotes to just what you want to reply to. Don't blame the software - some people just don't give thought to readability. Even if you put in measures to "fix" people's input, they'll eventually find a way to foul it up.
    As for the combined posts, I'd wondered about that for a while now. If I were to guess, I'd say it probably saves space and processing time on the server. In most setups like this, it's faster to read a single data record that's really long than a really long series of short items.
    ~Joe
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    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    I prefer it to multiple posts, because then your signatures on the bottom wont take up as much space.

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