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Offline finglaspete

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Removing duplicate post
« on: Monday 10 October 16 18:33 BST (UK) »
I have posted a topic but the same one on two different forums, this has been pointed out to me by an admin, now i want to remove one before I get into trouble :) can you tell me how?
Pete
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Re: Removing duplicate post
« Reply #1 on: Monday 10 October 16 18:38 BST (UK) »
Not sure what you mean by " this has been pointed out to me by an admin" as I can only see other members have responded to your topics. You cannot remove threads yourself but click on 'report to moderator' to explain to a moderator and they can make any changes if needed.
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

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Re: Removing duplicate post
« Reply #2 on: Monday 10 October 16 18:42 BST (UK) »
Cheers agha
Will do straight away, sorry I don't really know the lay of the land, but a number of people pointed out my fault pretty quickly, I didn't realise they weren't admins.
Thank you for the guide anyway, much appreciated.
Pete
curran, carlow, dublin.
 doyle, carlow.
 gaul, carlow
cooke, kilkenny
kelter, kilkenny
mills, kildare and queens
jones, Caernarvonshire
brophy, carlow and dublin
o'rorke galway and carlow and laois
taylor, london
kelly, dublin and cavan

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Re: Removing duplicate post
« Reply #3 on: Monday 10 October 16 20:47 BST (UK) »
Hi Pete

Don't worry.

The real point is that some of us ( er, ME,  ::) )  do not like "duplicating effort / wasting time" on answering a request which is duplicated elsewhere and possibly being validly answered there.

My suggestion is to just amend both threads saying something like "Also posted on  . . . . ." and if you know how to place a link in the mention then do so, if not, as often as not, one of us will pick it up and post it. ( If we are interested, that is  ;D


Cheers!
Ray






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Re: Removing duplicate post
« Reply #4 on: Monday 10 October 16 21:17 BST (UK) »
Hi Ray
Somebody posted to me on one of the two threads that they have merged the two now, I don't know what that means but as long as that is ok, I am good, but I will put a bracketed comment next to the post too.
Thank you for your understanding and advice.
Pete
curran, carlow, dublin.
 doyle, carlow.
 gaul, carlow
cooke, kilkenny
kelter, kilkenny
mills, kildare and queens
jones, Caernarvonshire
brophy, carlow and dublin
o'rorke galway and carlow and laois
taylor, london
kelly, dublin and cavan

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Re: Removing duplicate post
« Reply #5 on: Monday 10 October 16 22:11 BST (UK) »
Hi Pete

The real important point is to ask your question
[ with as much info in the thread title ]
eg do not use " Query " "Look Up " etc on their own
Use instead eg " Query = Surname Davies / 1940 - 1999 "  . . . . . .

That is win # 1
If you have NOT made a mistake ( as mentioned ) then that is win # 2

You are then already "on a hat-trick" [ you either score or get a pass to a possible score ]


Isn't Rootschat perfect?

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Ray
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Re: Removing duplicate post
« Reply #6 on: Monday 10 October 16 22:27 BST (UK) »
Hi Ray
I don't really catch what you mean but I will put the bracketed thing in on one of my posts
Thank you for your reply
Pete
curran, carlow, dublin.
 doyle, carlow.
 gaul, carlow
cooke, kilkenny
kelter, kilkenny
mills, kildare and queens
jones, Caernarvonshire
brophy, carlow and dublin
o'rorke galway and carlow and laois
taylor, london
kelly, dublin and cavan