Suggested by LancedDendrite on February 18, 2015, 9:19 pm
Under consideration 3 votes
Recently there have been a spate of threads being created around the same time around the same discussion topic - for example these:
In this case, one thread was created from a news article posted on the front page and the other by a user directly posting a link to the article on the original article in question. This clogs up the forums and disjoints actual discussion.
This duplication of threads can also occur when there is a long-running, existing thread on a topic (such as Inland Rail) and people creating new threads as further news articles on the topic occur do not bother to search for existing topics. In this case, the merger of the 'news article discussion' thread with the existing topic would provide extra context to those unfamiliar with the topic at hand.
There are several possible ways to remedy this issue:
The following users have voted on this idea and want to see it implemented.
+1 by freightgate on 26 Feb 2015 11:27 (5 years ago)
+1 by 8077 on 22 Feb 2015 18:09 (5 years ago)
+1 by railblogger on 19 Feb 2015 10:59 (5 years ago)
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