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# 341
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Old 13-10-2012, 10:06 AM
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Andrea i'm not sure this is the way to go.We have never done it this way for the main reason that it takes much longer for BG's to do merges etc if they have to open more to find it's already been done by another BG let alone it's annoying
I agree Dal

I don't mind doing any merges etc I'm sent, but I sometimes get 15+ in one day so it's reasonable to assume that Dal and divadee are getting similar amounts, potentially if all requests were sent to all BGs we could get 45+ requests per day, and spend time working through them to find they had all been done!!! this would be even worse if we had been offline a couple of days, we would still have to work through every merge pm to see if it had been done by another BG

there's actually only a small group of regulars that usually request merges and they post which BG they have sent the request to on the thread, if the bg in question hasn't been online for a couple of days they will usually resend it to another BG, or the post on the thread will be seen by one of us online and the merge done

has there been a problem reported with this system as I thought it worked well?
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Old 13-10-2012, 3:42 PM
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I hope this doesn't become the norm :/ I tend to vary who I send requests to and think the system we use now works well.

Hopefully common sense will prevail
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Old 13-10-2012, 5:30 PM
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It's clearly best for the BGs doing it to decide which system they prefer. However, I think One-Eye's suggestion makes a lot of sense. Would take a bit of getting used to, but I quite like the idea of a sticky for Merge & Move requests. Whichever BG got there first could sort the request and either tick thanks, or edit the post to simply say something like "Done" or "Sorted". It would also make posting a request easier, as we wouldn't have to worry about clicking to see which BG is green-lighted, or worry if the one we pmed is away.
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If the BGs are happy with the current situation, then there's no need to change it.
If they think it needs changing, then they (the BGs) should decide what is needed

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Old 14-10-2012, 4:39 PM
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I too think it should be left for the BGs to decide what method is in place re merges; when I find a dupe I look to see if any of the BGs are online, if not, I try and share my requests out between them all.

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Old 14-10-2012, 4:46 PM
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Hi,Ms Chocaholic

No reply as yet.I'm guessing she just deals with things during office hours.
She's probably very busy as well.
I've done my first merge using the style asked for in post #1 earlier today.
Didn't take a deal longer but once the one BG has dealt with it the two offline BG's will now have it sitting in their inbox.Hope they have plenty of space :-)

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Absolute stuff and nonsense!! Madness!! I totally agree with Dalkirst and Glad (the only opinions who really count as they are the ones this thread is all about) that it just makes their work harder, and ultimately annoying in that they will be possibly clicking on a redundant PM. I do send quite a few merge requests, but am downing tools forthwith until MS Andrea returns to this thread with either positive or negative news. We are all volunteers on this board, posters and BGs alike. I have nothing to lose by not offering to do merge requests, ie if I don't then I will not see a difference in my wage slip nor should I receive a P45.

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Old 14-10-2012, 6:10 PM
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Absolute stuff and nonsense!! Madness!! I totally agree with Dalkirst and Glad (the only opinions who really count as they are the ones this thread is all about) that it just makes their work harder, and ultimately annoying in that they will be possibly clicking on a redundant PM. I do send quite a few merge requests, but am downing tools forthwith until MS Andrea returns to this thread with either positive or negative news. We are all volunteers on this board, posters and BGs alike. I have nothing to lose by not offering to do merge requests, ie if I don't then I will not see a difference in my wage slip nor should I receive a P45.

Bah Humbug !!
hi tpd, i stopped sending them as soon as i saw the post from mse andrea as tbh found it a bit confusing
i can't understand the logic in sending the request to all 3 at one time
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Old 14-10-2012, 6:32 PM
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Well, in the stickie Divadee says

"A lot of threads being posted are duplicates of other threads. Please can people use the search facility. A userguide to the search facility is above in this thread.

As the search facility can be hit and miss if you do spot a duplicate please can you pm the link of the original and duplicate(s) threads and the board guides can merge them together.

This is not just to keep the boards tidy, but some comps if you enter more than once you disqualify yourself.

Please can you only pm them to one board guide this saves time for board guides when going through the merge requests.


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Seems to me that this new merge format is only going to upset the board guides and those who request merges.
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Old 14-10-2012, 7:31 PM
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Hi,Tea Pea Dee

I was much of the same opinion re not sending merge pms to the BG team as I found it all a bit confusing with the mixed messages from various people.Plus I'll admit that I was fearful of making a hash of sending to multiple BG's as asked.
I've now thought about it & will just bend with the MSE admin wind for a bit as I just feel that to do cease any sending of merge messages may not be fair on the less experienced members on here.
I mean no offence to anyone but maybe together we can just pull together for a few days until we get this sorted either way.
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Old 14-10-2012, 8:12 PM
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Well, in the stickie Divadee says

"A lot of threads being posted are duplicates of other threads. Please can people use the search facility. A userguide to the search facility is above in this thread.

As the search facility can be hit and miss if you do spot a duplicate please can you pm the link of the original and duplicate(s) threads and the board guides can merge them together.

This is not just to keep the boards tidy, but some comps if you enter more than once you disqualify yourself.

Please can you only pm them to one board guide this saves time for board guides when going through the merge requests.


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04-07-2008, 8:56 PM

If you click a BG name, it will take you to their profile page,
over on the right is the 'Contact Info' & you should see a link to 'Send a private message to xxxx'

If you click that, a Private Message (PM) box will display & then all you need to do is put a title (eg Merge Request Please), then tell the BG what the Original Thread URL & the Dupe Thread URL is. (Highlight the URL of a thread in the bar at the top of the browser screen & right click > copy. Then click your mouse back into the PM box & right click > paste). You can ‘Preview Message’ to see how it will look, if you want, before you click to ‘Submit message’.

Please also post on the duplicate comp thread that it is a dupe, include a link to the original thread & if you mention that you have sent a merge request to whichever BG you sent it to, then that will save others doing exactly the same thing & bombarding the poor BGs with multiple requests for the same thing.

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Old 14-10-2012, 8:16 PM
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Hi,Tea Pea Dee

I was much of the same opinion re not sending merge pms to the BG team as I found it all a bit confusing with the mixed messages from various people.Plus I'll admit that I was fearful of making a hash of sending to multiple BG's as asked.
I've now thought about it & will just bend with the MSE admin wind for a bit as I just feel that to do cease any sending of merge messages may not be fair on the less experienced members on here.
I mean no offence to anyone but maybe together we can just pull together for a few days until we get this sorted either way.
I've only sent two since this was posted and I sent to all three BG's explaining in the PM that I had sent to all of them.

The final decision will have to come from the BG's as they are the ones who deal with the 'workload'.....it makes no difference to me typing an extra two names into the box.
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I've only sent two since this was posted and I sent to all three BG's explaining in the PM that I had sent to all of them.

The final decision will have to come from the BG's as they are the ones who deal with the 'workload'.....it makes no difference to me typing an extra two names into the box.
UOAD it makes no difference to me how many names I type on a PM, I am a touch typist, so could type 100 names in the time it takes a one-fingered typist to type 1 name My point is that it is not fair on the BGs, not the posters. My tools are lying in the corner collecting dust atm until MS Andrea reports back


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I am already opening PM's that have already been merged
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UOAD it makes no difference to me how many names I type on a PM, I am a touch typist, so could type 100 names in the time it takes a one-fingered typist to type 1 name My point is that it is not fair on the BGs, not the posters. My tools are lying in the corner collecting dust atm until MS Andrea reports back
I did question the amount of work it would create y'day for the BG's, however my point is that I have continued to request merges instead of ignoring them and have done so as Andrea has suggested.

I do think the 'old' system is best. however not being a touch typist I'm unsure how i'll cope if we need to type three names in one go
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I am already opening PM's that have already been merged
That's the reason I'm sticking to the one merge one BG rule at the mo. It's ridiculous :/
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I am already opening PM's that have already been merged
sorry

I had a few already done too, being the weekend we've probably been online a few times, and also only a few posters are doing the 'send to all BGs'

imagine a weekday evening, first one on will have double the amount to do, and last on will have dozens of pm's to check, all of which will already have been merged
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Well, there's no logic in sending a PM to all three BGs ... I'll stick to the usual way ...

Hope you get it sorted to your satisfaction.
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ER... I always thought we are here to save money!!!

It makes sense to send ONE pm to ONE BG only for ONE merge.

This would save the resources of MSE.

I'm sure the guys in MSE towers don't want us to send a merge to three different people - using all these resources for one merge, it just doesn't make money sense.

Not sure what I'll do yet, if I see something which needs merging - (think I'll go back to being 24-36 hours behind in comping.)

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