SKF - PLEASE READ: Double Posts & Ongoing Threads
Good morning -
I welcome suggestions on how to cut down AMG's double posts. Here's what I do: If I think my post may have already been posted I click the Search link in the menu under the "As Maine Goes" logo at the top of every page - and I search for a keyword. Keywords I favor are the post's key subject (i.e. Woodcock, a town name, a business name).
If the story's already posted - I don't post again.
I also welcome suggestions on continuing threads. IMO threads with ongoing stories are most useful when all the updates/opinions are on one thread. Why? First, the thread is an automatic chronicling of events. Readers have only to go to one thread to get the whole story. Second, it cuts down on double- and triple postings.
If there's breaking news from an ongoing event that I want to draw attention to - I like to post the event on the existing thread. Then I may post a new thread with the breaking news, BUT with a link on that post directing readers to the same item on the existing thread.
Sometimes I think the double-posts are simply people posting too fast. Leaping before looking. Crossing before looking both ways.