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What's going on with the repeating questions

What's going on with the repeating questions

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There are several questions right now in Any Answers that seem to be repeated, I don't know if they are just being reposted by the users but they are word for word identical and if you typically browse the questions by clicking on the latest question then scrolling through all the rest on the one page, the repeated questions break the sequence.

Example:

https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/any-answers/gift-aid-provision-need-advi...

I think there are other examples but I can't find them because nobody has bothered to fix the issue with the titles on the list being different to the titles on the questions themselves which is just about the stupidest design decision I've ever seen, meaning I can't find the other ones I think are wrong.

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By mjshort
07th Jul 2016 17:23

Its the crap new website that causes the problem

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Richard Hattersley
By Richard Hattersley
07th Jul 2016 17:24

We’ve noticed this, and I have been guilty of creating multiple posts, too.

Because of the slight delay after hitting publish on a blog post, Any Answer question or any other piece of content… the user (myself included) hits submit again. This creates the extra post.

If we see multiple posts, we unpublished the extra posts, leaving just a single question on the subject.

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By pacta
07th Jul 2016 17:31

Can't you just have that button deactivate when clicked? I think that is quite common practice... like a bank payment etc.

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By Duggimon
08th Jul 2016 09:48

These were posted more than a day apart, I think it's being caused by something else. It's messing up the feed of questions you can scroll down from newest to oldest because when you hit the duplicate ones the feed jumps from the new one to the old one and misses the questions in between.

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By taxguru
08th Jul 2016 10:52

Richard Hattersley wrote:

If we see multiple posts, we unpublished the extra posts, leaving just a single question on the subject.

Even HMRC have gone digital, and what makes you still on the manual mode?

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By Duggimon
11th Jul 2016 12:16

Here's another example of what I was talking about

https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/any-answers/company-pension-contribution...

This one was posted today (11th July) and answered by Basil on the first of July so I think we can agree it's not just users posting their questions twice but rather an actual issue with the site.

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By pacta
11th Jul 2016 13:01

It's to keep the thread numbers up after the website's appeal was demolished.

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