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Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of Ticket #7249, comment 7


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  • Ticket #7249, comment 7

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    33This could potentially reduce the starting of relevant topics. Sometimes when I reply to topics, I discover through a quick search of the forum that there are several related threads. Some of these already have the info that new topics need. I'm guessing that many times, users simply forget they have the option to search the forum first. (This reflects how people naturally use the forum to an extent as @Otto42 said)
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    5 I know that this may not be the standard definition or the intended use of a forum. But what if, instead of forcing users to search before posting, we just show a prompt with relevant topics, hinting they take a look at those first? This might save users the waiting time for a moderator's response (sometimes moderators might just say the topic has already been discussed here and there), and it would allow moderators or contributors to focus on genuinely new topics.
     5I know that this may not be the standard definition or the intended use of a forum. But what if, instead of forcing users to search before posting, we just show a prompt with relevant topics, hinting they take a look at those first? This might save users the waiting time for a moderator's/replier's response (sometimes moderators/repliers might just say the topic has already been discussed here and there if it's a duplicate topic), and it would allow moderators or contributors to focus on genuinely new topics.