Seems this would be better than marking them as duplicate? That way the user is taken to the original thread so that they can also like the original post.
An alert which informs the thread starter thata thread has been moved, merged, closed, deleted would be good. There is a mod for it.A majority of time a link is given. If a user doesn't pay attention, they may start searching for their suggestion thread and not find it. Marking it as a duplicate allows them to find their suggestion again quickly and easily.
Well its a great request regardless. Maybe the moderators can move that post into its own thread and we can solve some efficiency problems on xenForo.com when it comes to suggestions?Modifications (except 1st party) are not installed on this forum. I believe alerts for moderator actions is an active suggestion.
I think in some cases it could be tagged as duplicate don't get me wrong. But I've seen quality entry suggestions tagged as duplicate which were well explained, feature list improvement explained exceptionally well whilst a downright sloppy 1 line maybe 2 lines suggestion remained merely because it got posted first. I'm mainly referring to the past suggestions that got tagged as duplicate so I think staff discretion should certainly be used in cases such as that.@BamaStangGuy : Are you talking about moderator alerts or merging? I'm slightly confused here. If its for alerts on moderator actions, I do believe there is already a suggestion for that in the forums.
@Shelley / BSG, if you report the original and link to the new thread and explain that it may be a better suited for being the non-duplicate, I'm sure the staff will consider it.
Yeah, I think they would consider it also. Which brings me to my next point If members feel a quality suggestion (which is duplicate) shouldn't be tagged as duplicate, I feel they should do there part and report it as such (so all the work isn't piled on brogan) though he still has to tag and move it but atleast there's some help from members who feel strongly if a certain suggestion shouldn't be moved but rather merged. Just thinking out loud here.Couldn't agree more. If you feel a better decision could have been made, I am sure the staff would reevaluate it.
I'm quite sure this is currently being discussed as i posted myself in the related discussion. *finds thread* and I totally agree.Whenever suggestions are made for new xF functionality it is common for the suggestion to be a duplicate.
Duplicates are generally marked as duplicate and moved to the 'implemented / resolved' forum.
I find this very confusing and it led me (and I'm sure others) to wonder if the suggestion was implemented since it was moved to a forum where implemented suggestions go.
I propose all dupes are merged with the original suggestion as it will give Kier and mike a more true picture of the popularity of the suggestion and it will also give greater insight and background to the suggestion. Surely all comments and ideas for implementation are contributory and belong together. I feel this would promote more conversation around the proposed new feature.
Just my $0.02