Could multiple Kudoz postings be deleted automatically? (Mod:'done')
Thread poster: Endre Both

Endre Both  Identity Verified
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Dec 10, 2002

The number of Kudoz questions erroneously re-posted several times seems to have increased recently. Those who routinely scan the questions know how annoying this is. I know it is quite easy to post a question several times, so it is bound to happen regularly.



Would it be very difficult to apply a filter that prevents the exact same question to be asked several times in a row? Scanning the questions of the last one or two hours should be sufficient, no need to check the entire database, of course.



My inbox is aching for relief...



Endre

EB Communications

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-02-03 20:14]


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Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
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Great idea, Endre! Dec 10, 2002

I find it especially irritating when people answer the second (or third, etc.) question, which then becomes \"unsquashable\". At least, without stepping on someone\'s toes



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Parrot  Identity Verified
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The same questions posted within minutes of each other Dec 10, 2002

usually arise because of some failure of the program to respond, prompting the asker to click \"submit\" twice or thrice. I think such errors may be detected by computer: that would eliminate one of the needs for human squash power...

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Hermann Bruns  Identity Verified
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Hello Endre,



good suggestion. I guess that sometimes these problems arise, when the internet connection is bad and the users concerned think that their question has not arrived.



I will add a function which checks whether the same question has already been posted before (same languages, same term, same content, same field).



Hermann


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Endre Both  Identity Verified
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Thanks, Hermann Dec 11, 2002

As mentioned by Parrot, the most likely reason is that the web page \"freezes\" for a moment (or several, depending on the load on Proz servers ), which induces the asker to click on the submit button a few more times.



I know nothing about the workings of Proz\'s databases in detail, but I think it should be sufficient to verify the following:



- asker

- term

- language pair

- time frame (maybe 1-2 hours)



Since the context field is not a simple text field (does MySql have \"memo\" fields?), it might be preferable not to check it for performance reasons. But you know more of that than I do.



Thanks a lot for embracing this.



Endre

EB Communications


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Hermann Bruns  Identity Verified
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Hi Endre,



I have already finished this job a few hours ago. Have you seen any performance problems?



Hermann


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Endre Both  Identity Verified
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Wow Dec 11, 2002

You\'re quick as the breeze, Hermann. I haven\'t noticed any performance problems (apart from a short unavailability around 5 pm GMT).



Thanks anyway, this is a milestone in making Kudoz more user-friendly .



Endre

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