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pjr
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Single word reply then adding more text later!

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Gaming?

Today I have witnessed two relatively new members typing a one word reply to a query then posting it so that they get the first reply in, and then edited/added more text after other people had replied

In one instance the member has also gained by having their post 'accepted as solution '.

In my opinion this is not on and is clearly an attempt at 'gaming' the system. They are deceiving not only the op but the other members, too. In my eyes they are 'cheats'.

Anyone else notice this and what is the best way to get this stopped?
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bonusball
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Registered: ‎11-08-2011

Re: Single word reply then adding more text layer!

You can report the user.


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mgb2
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Re: Single word reply the adding more text layer!

do a reply so as to catch them in the act then report as usual....

or a quiet word to your favourite educator.... (my preferred route)

or even don't let it bother you it's more trouble than it's worth...

and If giffgaff can't police their boards properly why should we do it for them?

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oldyorkie
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Re: Single word reply then adding more text layer!

yep .. also seen them and it is cheating ... have witnessed one letter or one word then waiting for others to reply and rewording it in their revisited edit.

 

Report it via the options link against the post concerned. To further strengthen your report copy links into your report which hi-lite multiple examples by the offender.

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misterjiff
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Registered: ‎06-11-2011

Re: Single word reply then adding more text later!

A simple edit timer lockout would cure the problem?

Don't say it.......I know......probably not possible with Lithium lol
bonusball
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Re: Single word reply then adding more text layer!

You could also reply to them or give them a pm with some friendly advice.


pw1987
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Re: Single word reply then adding more text later!

There was a phase where people did this a lot, some of the ones that did said they had worked for companies where they gave help on boards and got used to putting a post and then editing so that the "official" reply was the first one people saw and they had gotten into the habit. As said above, report it or just pull them up on it and if they argue then report it, depending on whether you like confrontation or not

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mgb2
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Re: Single word reply then adding more text layer!


bonusball wrote:

You could also reply to them or give them a pm with some friendly advice.


Gotta say I disagree there bball... too much chance for people to get unpleasant... best left to the staff to "educate"...

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andy0
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Re: Single word reply then adding more text later!

pardon?

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giffgaff_sims
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Re: Single word reply then adding more text later!

Report them if it really hurts

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