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Edit post creating duplicates
When I edit a message, it gets duplicated

 8:35 am on Jan 6, 2014 (gmt 0)


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 8:59 am on Jan 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

i'm not seeing a duplicate.

if there's a duplicate in the thread or a duplicate thread, you should use the "report msg" feature for the duplicate.


 2:59 pm on Jan 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

Which post did you edit?

Robert Charlton

 3:49 am on Jan 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

I deleted a dupe post last night, from this thread...

I just got a link removal request - from a spammer...

I believe that's the one you're talking about.

What happens is that the forum database periodically needs to be reindexed. If we don't catch it often enough, the forum can get very sluggish. cgi actions during this sluggish period can take forever, and if you hit "Submit" multiple times, which is the temptation while you're waiting, you will get multiple posts.

As phranque suggests, when this does happen, or when you see a dupe, it would help us a lot if you used the "report msg" link to the left of the post. Ditto regarding other discussion problems on the thread.


 5:51 pm on Jan 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

OK, thanks. I thought report msg was for spam and the like.

I was wondering if the duplicate had been removed by a moderator. There were two duplicates of the post, and I could have sworn I did not clock submit twice the second time.

Also, its a bit weird that edit post (as opposed to reply) can create a dupe - surely it is tied to a post ID?

Robert Charlton

 7:46 pm on Jan 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

Our system shows that only one post by you was removed from the above thread.

I see you also had a duplicate removed from another thread [webmasterworld.com...] around Jan 1. Here's the time signature I'm seeing for the post on the US Pacific coast...

3:15 am on Jan 1, 2014 (PST -8)

Also, its a bit weird that edit post (as opposed to reply) can create a dupe - surely it is tied to a post ID?

phranque would know more about the back end mechanisms than anyone else here would. I suspect that the sluggishness of the system may also have something to do with the load on the server at the times you've experienced the problem.


 1:55 am on Jan 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

an edit won't create a new post so I don't see how an edit could cause a duplicate.


 9:48 am on Jan 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

I was positive that one duplicate was caused by an edit, and I could definitely see three versions of the same post (original, and two dupes) post in the same thread at one point.

The dupe the other thread was probably caused by me hitting submit twice.

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