8 votes

Is there anything more we should do with reposts?

The site gives a warning if you intend to repost a link but should we do more like request a reason for reposting (for examples, the post is a year old, the moment is opportune, etc.?)

11 comments

  1. [5]
    aphoenix
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    I think that automatically providing a link to other times it has been posted would be worthwhile. There's often interesting conversation to be read.

    I think that automatically providing a link to other times it has been posted would be worthwhile. There's often interesting conversation to be read.

    8 votes
    1. hungariantoast
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      Lobsters does this. When a link is re-posted, the site provides links to older posts at the bottom of the page: A recent re-post links to an older post And at the bottom page of the older post, it...

      Lobsters does this. When a link is re-posted, the site provides links to older posts at the bottom of the page:

      Having something like this on Tildes would be nice. If discussion is valuable, shouldn't we try to make it easier to find?

      5 votes
    2. [3]
      cfabbro
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      The repost warning system already does that. It lists the time since it was last posted, the group it was posted to, a link to that post, and then a checkbox to click if someone still wants to...

      The repost warning system already does that. It lists the time since it was last posted, the group it was posted to, a link to that post, and then a checkbox to click if someone still wants to submit it again.
      E.g. https://i.imgur.com/6vf98k9.png

      And the code responsible for that:
      https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/-/blob/master/tildes/tildes/views/topic.py#L64-72
      https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/-/blob/master/tildes/tildes/templates/includes/new_topic_form.jinja2#L66-82

      1 vote
      1. [2]
        aphoenix
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        I was familiar with that part, but does it put a link from the comments to the last discussion? ie - if you repost something, and I go to that repost, I think that there should be a link at the...

        I was familiar with that part, but does it put a link from the comments to the last discussion? ie - if you repost something, and I go to that repost, I think that there should be a link at the very top for me to see that links to the last conversation on the topic. I didn't think it did that but maybe I just haven't seen a repost recently.

        6 votes
        1. cfabbro
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          Ah, I see what you mean now. No, AFAIK reposted topics don't currently link to the previous submissions anywhere in them yet. I could have sworn there was a gitlab issue for this already, since it...

          Ah, I see what you mean now. No, AFAIK reposted topics don't currently link to the previous submissions anywhere in them yet. I could have sworn there was a gitlab issue for this already, since it has been discussed before, but I can't actually find one... so I have created one for it: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/-/issues/688

          7 votes
  2. [3]
    hungariantoast
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    If the site requests a reason for a re-post, what should be done with the provided reason? Should it need to be reviewed by someone before that post can become visible, or would it just be a...

    If the site requests a reason for a re-post, what should be done with the provided reason? Should it need to be reviewed by someone before that post can become visible, or would it just be a record that a moderator could use later on?

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      Kuromantis
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      Given 'trust the user' being a big principle, probably the latter. The main reason I asked is because the only identification we have for reposts is the tag 'duplicate post' and we have basically...

      Given 'trust the user' being a big principle, probably the latter. The main reason I asked is because the only identification we have for reposts is the tag 'duplicate post' and we have basically no guidelines to deal with them. How long should it take for a post to be repostable for example?

      1 vote
      1. hungariantoast
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        Honestly, I don't think we need guidelines to deal with re-posts, nor do I think any guidelines could be effectively applied. Basically, every time someone re-posts something, they're doing it for...

        Honestly, I don't think we need guidelines to deal with re-posts, nor do I think any guidelines could be effectively applied. Basically, every time someone re-posts something, they're doing it for a very specific reason, and that reason is almost always influenced and made unique by the thing that's being re-posted.

        I think this is the sort of thing that should just be handled on a case-by-case basis.

        That's (probably) going to be especially true as Tildes grows and groups start to form their own unique identities and communities, rather than Tildes just being one community across groups like it is now.

        So I think re-posts should be handled individually by moderators (once moderators who can remove them actually exist).

        Capturing the reason that someone is re-posting something might be a good idea, but it currently seems to me like it's a solution in search of a problem, as re-posts seem to be few and far between.

        4 votes
  3. Sand
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    It's not like reposts are a big problem. I've only seen a few and most of them are posted by you. I think a warning is enough.

    It's not like reposts are a big problem. I've only seen a few and most of them are posted by you. I think a warning is enough.

    4 votes
  4. [3]
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    1. [2]
      cfabbro
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      AFAIK there isn't an expiry. I just tested by trying to resubmit something I first submitted in May 2018 and I still got the warning. So, yeah, having the repost warning expire after a certain...

      There should be a reasonable expiration limit for something to be considered a repost (there probably is, I’m just ignorant about it).

      AFAIK there isn't an expiry. I just tested by trying to resubmit something I first submitted in May 2018 and I still got the warning. So, yeah, having the repost warning expire after a certain period probably wouldn't be a bad idea. Added the suggestion to gitlab:
      https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/-/issues/689

      3 votes