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Giving the poster a way to mark it as answered would be good to.
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I've been advised by others to not worry about what others are doing on the forum so best thing to do is just ignore it.
On a normal forum, we'd have a moderator that could lock a topic after it's been answered... KID ANDROID, even though your love of android makes be a bit nervous sometimes (I bet you sleep with your note2 don't ya :-)), you'd make a decent community mod. Your on here enough to be effective.
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Aaron MacIntyre wrote:

On a normal forum, we'd have a moderator that could lock a topic after it's been answered... ...

Good Aaron, that's the "Idea" man!!!! (((a moderator that could lock a topic after it's been answered... ))) that will say STOP that post has been already answered, it'll save time in case poster wants to post a post for nothing because no one will answer back...it may be left in Read mode only, after I posted this post, I went to post on an already answered qustion - and posted my post - did not pay attention to the green chack mark~~~~!!!@@@#^
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Aaron MacIntyre wrote:

On a normal forum, we'd have a moderator that could lock a topic after it's been answered... ...

I dont sleep with my Galaxy Note 2 but I pay more attention to it then I do to my wifey lol. She gets mad at me for it all the time lol.
Aaron MacIntyre wrote:

On a normal forum, we'd have a moderator that could lock a topic after it's been answered... ...

Just FYI guys, the Koodo employees that post on here are also moderators.
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Aaron MacIntyre wrote:

On a normal forum, we'd have a moderator that could lock a topic after it's been answered... ...

There are also nonemployee moderators
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It shouldn't be an issue if people actually read the replies before they posted. That's what you're supposed to do. Apparently the problem is from blindly going to reply right away without seeing what others have to say.
Ahmad wrote:

It shouldn't be an issue if people actually read the replies before they posted. That's what you'...

Yeah, it's a common problem on any forum, thus why mods will lock a topic when said topic has reached it's conclusion
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Ahmad wrote:

It shouldn't be an issue if people actually read the replies before they posted. That's what you'...

You Know Ahmed sometimes people are not 100% dedicated to post on this forum - they do it in between other tasks..
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Ahmad wrote:

It shouldn't be an issue if people actually read the replies before they posted. That's what you'...

Aaron, in any forum I've seen, mods do not lock topics unless the thread becomes a problem. Mat, that's not an excuse whatsoever to be double posting. As a matter of fact, if you have over 1000 posts in less than 2 months, you're not doing it "in between tasks". Not reading a thread is not an accuse for double posting whatsoever.
Ahmad wrote:

It shouldn't be an issue if people actually read the replies before they posted. That's what you'...

This isn't your average forum, your always going to have people that are not aware of proper forum etiquette, or flat out make mistakes. When the original poster marks the question answered, why can't the topic just become locked? nobody is perfect, and it's easier to build a system that works around people not being perfect, then just scolding people, telling them "You should know better" In short, chill out.
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Ahmad wrote:

It shouldn't be an issue if people actually read the replies before they posted. That's what you'...

We do not "scold" those who answer the same question neccessarily. If it happens once or twice, no problem. It's those that repeatedly do it and we just like to politely remind them that unless there's more to add that would benefit the poster, there's no need for the same answer.
Ahmad wrote:

It shouldn't be an issue if people actually read the replies before they posted. That's what you'...

Alright, tell me what's wrong with locking the topic once the question has been answered to the original posters satisfaction?
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Ahmad wrote:

It shouldn't be an issue if people actually read the replies before they posted. That's what you'...

The OP could easily come back and follow up with another question and others in similar situations can also post in the same topic to avoid creating multiple threads. Regardless, this shouldn't be an issue to the point where threads must be locked in order to prevent double posting and at this point, not necessary. Your concern is appreciated.
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Ahmad wrote:

It shouldn't be an issue if people actually read the replies before they posted. That's what you'...

I just did this tonight lol but because there was a follow up question I thought relevant to the OP. Oh and by the way people, glass houses and stones.
Ahmad wrote:

It shouldn't be an issue if people actually read the replies before they posted. That's what you'...

Glad my concern is appreciated. Your smug attitude, not so much.
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Ahmad wrote:

It shouldn't be an issue if people actually read the replies before they posted. That's what you'...

http://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/phone_exchange-1ki9oj An example of why you don't want to lock em. I think my question is relevant. I was searching for an answer and found this thread. I had a follow up question so I asked it.
Ahmad wrote:

It shouldn't be an issue if people actually read the replies before they posted. That's what you'...

It is a relevant question, and it could easily be its own post too. For me personally I'm indifferent, Ahmed just rubbed me the wrong way. What I would like to see in general is an actual community moderator.
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Ahmad wrote:

It shouldn't be an issue if people actually read the replies before they posted. That's what you'...

There are moderators everywhere. They participate in the shadows.
Ahmad wrote:

It shouldn't be an issue if people actually read the replies before they posted. That's what you'...

Aaron, I've participated in many online forums. I have never seen any lock a thread after it's been answered. Most htreads stay unlocked for active discussions. It's counter productive to lock a thread for any reason unless there's an issue that goes against a Forums rule set.
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Ahmad wrote:

It shouldn't be an issue if people actually read the replies before they posted. That's what you'...

The only thing I've seen moderators do to a thread basically locking it is when ppl post anything telling ppl to download stolen apps here and give a link or something the moderators always delete everything but the header if there is one and tell the person to not post such things and that there is no promoting stolen apps/games on the site.
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I've noticed that when you go to the question posted and it's not answered so you answer it and then when you go back to it your post and 2 or 3 other ppl will have posted at the exact same time that you posted with the exact same answer. It shows up as the same time or a minute or couple minutes different then the others that posted at the same time depending how long someone else's answer is or how fast or slow it took you to type your answer. What do ppl suggest gets done in this instance? Should you delete your answer if it comes after someone who was posting at the same time? If so this would mean after each post you do you have to go check to see if someone beat you to the answer. It's obvious if someone posts the same answer an hour later but within that hour you can't tell if it's that everybody posted at the same time like has been happening to me or if they are just mirroring answers. I know this forum runs off of Get Satisfaction and an exact time when posting isn't possible to change to unless they do it but is there a way to suggest it or what would the etiquette be in this posting at the exact same time where it looks like ppl are mirroring answers be? Do we do what I said and go back into a question and check if anyone else answered it also and who answered first?
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Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

I've noticed that when you go to the question posted and it's not answered so you answer it and ...

In those cases I've always just left mine up but I know I've had the same dilemma...
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This happened to me recently with cast. if I'm first answer I usually refresh the page is someone else's answer while I was typing is similar to mine I delete mine if theirs appears first. I believe that self policing is the way to go Chad

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