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    Merging of threads...

    Guys, when one or more threads are merged to form a new one, or when threads are merged into an existing one, is there any way to prevent them from turning into a (for lack of a better word) clusterfuck? (Take one look at the nonlinear mess that constitutes the Steve Vai thread for a clue as to what I'm getting at. )

    Don't get me wrong, as I completely agree with the concept of thread consolidation, yet when the individual posts lose their consecutive order, any thematic unity to the thread is destroyed.

    Trust me, I'm not being pissy or negative at all about the issue, and I understand what you folk go through just trying to keep the ship afloat. I'm simply asking is there a way to maintain a thread's clarity while this consolidation takes place?

    Thanks for the consideration.
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    Pork chop sandwichssssss anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH074ever View Post
    Pork chop sandwichssssss anyone?
    Who the fuck asked you?

    Then again, that was one of your more insightful postings.
    Last edited by chefcraig; 10.23.07 at 04:36 PM.
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    Craig I am not sure anything can be done. As far as I know when we merge two threads it does so by date.

    Maybe Brett or Goo know of a way that I dont.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    Craig I am not sure anything can be done. As far as I know when we merge two threads it does so by date.

    Maybe Brett or Goo know of a way that I dont.
    Thanks brother.
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    Nope, like OLO said, there's no way to do it with a linear topic view. Maybe if the forum lets you pick a "tree" view that would be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeL View Post
    Nope, like OLO said, there's no way to do it with a linear topic view. Maybe if the forum lets you pick a "tree" view that would be helpful.
    things wind up getting a little lost with that tree setting when i've seen it in other forums, but when merging threads that would probably be the most logical grouping of them...
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    Yeah, there's really just no way to merge two ongoing threads and have the results be good. Better to close one, I think. Merging can be a great tool until the results become confusing.

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    Yeah to retain any kind of sense it needs to be 'threaded' like a newsgroup, but even so it'll be hard to navigate. As a rule I trend not to merge for this reason unless I think the results will be fairly seamless (ie people using quotes a lot instead of run-on conversations)
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    What they said, sorry Craig.
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    Thanks for the responses, guys. Appreciated.
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