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    A suggestion about threads

    Over time there have been various mentions of duplicate threads. I wonder if it would be practical with a thread like Formula 1 to post in the same thread for the whole season, instead of starting a new thread for each race? Other threads come to mind too, like tennis, cricket (the whole series instead of a thread for each match,) etc. I know I would prefer to read about a race, the results of the competition and comments about the race, then go on to the next race without having to quit the thread. Are there other folk here who feel the same or would it be impractical?

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    Personally, I think it's nothing to get too worried about. The moderators seem to close most threads they feel are unnecessary or duplicates.

    In CC, I suppose they keep a tighter rein - restricting tour talk to one thread, but I don't mind sifting through various threads for what I want to read. I guess it depends how much time you have to search through.

    But that's just my take on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman
    Personally, I think it's nothing to get too worried about. The moderators seem to close most threads they feel are unnecessary or duplicates.

    In CC, I suppose they keep a tighter rein - restricting tour talk to one thread, but I don't mind sifting through various threads for what I want to read. I guess it depends how much time you have to search through.

    But that's just my take on it.
    It would be good if sifting though threads was made more user friendly. Today it is impossibly cumbersome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    It would be good if sifting though threads was made more user friendly. Today it is impossibly cumbersome.
    It doesnt get more user friendly than it already is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deja moo
    It doesnt get more user friendly than it already is
    If I am wanting to post something and dont want to start a new thread if one already exists, whats the fastest way to look for old, similar threads ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    If I am wanting to post something and dont want to start a new thread if one already exists, whats the fastest way to look for old, similar threads ?
    Search the forum for them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    If I am wanting to post something and dont want to start a new thread if one already exists, whats the fastest way to look for old, similar threads ?
    Thats a limitation of the search function, I guess.

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    I think itd be easier if you could search specifically for thread titles, which (as far as I know) you cant
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    Quote Originally Posted by jot1
    Over time there have been various mentions of duplicate threads. I wonder if it would be practical with a thread like Formula 1 to post in the same thread for the whole season, instead of starting a new thread for each race? Other threads come to mind too, like tennis, cricket (the whole series instead of a thread for each match,) etc. I know I would prefer to read about a race, the results of the competition and comments about the race, then go on to the next race without having to quit the thread. Are there other folk here who feel the same or would it be impractical?
    i assume u r reffering to the prediction thread of F1 as i dont see any other race related threads other than this.

    the reason i am sarting a new thread is for the benifit of users to find the question easly if i where to continue with the same thread the questions some times might be the last one on a page and some might miss it

    and since i have the race name in the thread title every one will know that it is on a latest race
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    I think itd be easier if you could search specifically for thread titles, which (as far as I know) you cant
    actually you can. But it involves inputting the exact parameters into the search menu fields....very cumbersome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    If I am wanting to post something and dont want to start a new thread if one already exists, whats the fastest way to look for old, similar threads ?
    Is the 'Similar Threads' part at the bottom of the screen no good for anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PY
    Is the 'Similar Threads' part at the bottom of the screen no good for anyone?
    but thats only useful once you've started the new thread. its a lot harder to search specifically for threads to find out whether or not someone has created one like it beforehand

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    If there's one similar, then delete yours.

    Granted, it's still a pain in the buttocks but such is life (no dirt comments Voltman, BoyBrumby, Benchmark, andyc, KennyD etc etc )

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    i remember james merged a thread of mine with a similar thread not long ago,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by PY
    If there's one similar, then delete yours.

    Granted, it's still a pain in the buttocks but such is life (no dirt comments Voltman, BoyBrumby, Benchmark, andyc, KennyD etc etc )
    ohhh....

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