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Dealing with duplicate posts



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Dealing with duplicate posts

How do you deal with duplicate posts? Do you merge or delete the posts? Or, do you leave up the posts?

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Daniella

You could merge the posts or delete the most recent if it doesn't have responses. Ask the poster to search before making a post so there is less risk of posting duplicate discussions.




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tangee

I think that if you have the time it would be in the best interest to merge them if you could.




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angie828

Merging the post would be the best option. This will create a fuller thread I feel and yet you will still have all the content from the duplicate posts.




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kyabaat

Easiest way to deal with duplicate content is to scan your site using copyscape.com . It tells you what content is copied and what is unique ;)




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angie828

Easiest way to deal with duplicate content is to scan your site using copyscape.com . It tells you what content is copied and what is unique ;)

So then would you delete this or would you merge it with others?




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tionna

Merging them is the best way so you are not losing content.




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Beverly

Easiest way to deal with duplicate content is to scan your site using copyscape.com . It tells you what content is copied and what is unique ;)


Thanks for this idea. I will use this for my own forum and the forums that I manage as it will help me identify copied material that could hurt the site's search engine ranking in Google.




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tionna

Easiest way to deal with duplicate content is to scan your site using copyscape.com . It tells you what content is copied and what is unique ;)

Can you run your entire site on this?




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twilight

I would not delete them, but rather merge with the existing thread if I could.




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Jadster

I tend to just delete the duplicate but leave the original. No use in having duplicates laying around the site.




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Beverly

I tend to just delete the duplicate but leave the original. No use in having duplicates laying around the site.

What if there are a few or many responses to the duplicate thread before you get to delete it? Would you merge them or how would you handle that?




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Miken34

I say that merging them would be the best option. I agree duplicate content is not good but some of the posts may have valuable info to them.




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Kakashi2020

I just leave it the way it is or use the merge option. Most of the time duplicate posts happen unintentionally. Several times when I'm trying to post a comment it suddenly hangs, so I would repost it, then I would see that two identical posts have been made. When this happens I would sometimes delete the post if there's an option but if there's no delete option I would try to merge it, or just leave it as is with a comment like "duplicate post - sorry, please delete it."




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