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Old 09-22-2010, 01:53 PM
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I love this board but there is one thing that does prevent me from enjoying it even more.

It is when there is a long thread and the original poster responds to suggestions on page 3 (or where ever) and then people keep making the same suggestions, over and over and over and over and over! - I get excited when I see a notification for a thread I am following and then I get disappointed when it is something I read from someone else two weeks ago, and the original poster has already explained that she tried it, or why she did not try it, or what she has done instead.

I know that people often don't have time to read every response but can I make a suggestion? If you notice a long thread, and you are ready to jump in, you can do a really quick check to see if the poster has already responded to your idea. You click on her/his name, see the profile, look at "posts created" and click "LIST" and see right there if they have posted again on that thread. If they did, you can go right to "view message".

The original poster can also help by altering the title of their thread to include something like "see latest update on page 6" or "I have decided, thank you", or whatever....

Just an idea. I love this little community but sometimes we are like a disfunctional family- everyone talking at once and no one listening :-/
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:08 PM
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Good suggestion!
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:10 PM
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Hehe, that tends to happen a lot. A good suggestion, I'll try to remember it. :)
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by noveltyjunkie
I love this board but there is one thing that does prevent me from enjoying it even more.

It is when there is a long thread and the original poster responds to suggestions on page 3 (or where ever) and then people keep making the same suggestions, over and over and over and over and over! - I get excited when I see a notification for a thread I am following and then I get disappointed when it is something I read from someone else two weeks ago, and the original poster has already explained that she tried it, or why she did not try it, or what she has done instead.

I know that people often don't have time to read every response but can I make a suggestion? If you notice a long thread, and you are ready to jump in, you can do a really quick check to see if the poster has already responded to your idea. You click on her/his name, see the profile, look at "posts created" and click "LIST" and see right there if they have posted again on that thread. If they did, you can go right to "view message".

The original poster can also help by altering the title of their thread to include something like "see latest update on page 6" or "I have decided, thank you", or whatever....

Just an idea. I love this little community but sometimes we are like a disfunctional family- everyone talking at once and no one listening :-/
I agree with you, I don't tend to read long threads because of this which is a shame.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:16 PM
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HEAR HEAR!! I wanted to post something similar but didn't know how to say it tactfully!

I find this very frustrating because people keep posting over and over again suggestions to me even though I already responded and explained everything.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:46 PM
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the only cure is for people to start on page 1 and read all the way through when looking at a topic for the first time.

if i had only a dime for every person who refuses to do that before jumping in with their two cents i could buy a private island, get there and back in my private jet, and have my 87 room ultra-luxury mansion tended by 100 or so professional domestic engineers.

and have plenty of cash left over for a warehouse of fabs, the finest machines and every gadget known to quilterkind.

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Old 09-22-2010, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by PatriceJ
the only cure is for people to start on page 1 and read all the way through when looking at a topic for the first time.

if i had only a dime for every person who refuses to do that before jumping in with their two cents i could buy a private island, get there and back in my private jet, and have my 87 room ultra-luxury mansion tended by 100 or so professional domestic engineers.

and have plenty of cash left over for a warehouse of fabs, the finest machines and every gadget known to quilterkind.

:lol:
What she said.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by PatriceJ
if i had only a dime for every person who refuses to do that before jumping in with their two cents i could buy a private island, get there and back in my private jet, and have my 87 room ultra-luxury mansion tended by 100 or so professional domestic engineers.
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What? No fabric-ironing cabana boys? Besides, given the ability to change posting titles would lead to other problems, I fear.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:04 PM
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well said. Thank you!!!!!
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:09 PM
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good luck with that ;-)
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