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Suggestion regarding redundant/duplicate questions
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Hi to all,
This is a well known issue when redundant/duplicate questions asked by community members
who do not make the simple effort to first searching for their question before making a new post.
Well, that is the case in the Low Power RF forums.
Usually these questions asked by new members (a prodigy with 10pts.). This is a "statistical'
statement based on my own observations during the last months. :o)
So I was thinking on how to reduce this type of questions and something came to my mind,
that hopefully can benefit us all:
Is it possible to notify (one time notification) a member before he\she is posting his\her
first question in the community.
This notification will include a suggestion to do a search for a question before making a post,
also a quick guide (few lines) on how to use the search and its options?
This kind of notification will be a great opportunity for new members to learn how one can
effectively search for an answers in community forums and hopefully it'll reduce the number
of duplicate\redundant questions.
Please excuse me for my English and thank you for your time. :)
I apologize for my delay in responding, I only just returned to the office from the holidays.
Thank you for your feedback, I agree with your assesment of the issues we face with duplicate posting. We are currently working on some redesign elements which will emphasize and encourage search first, post second mentality. We will also add your idea to our list and take a look at it as part of this redesign project.
Thank you again for your participation!
Foe - Texas Instruments WW Community Program Manager
I see that there hasn't been any activity on this thread for a while, but I'd like to add a suggestion.
In other forums, when typing in the title of a new thread, similar posts are suggested to the user (e.g. AJAX based). The suggestions are based on the similar threads' tags and title. This may (1) reduce the number of duplicate/similar threads and (2) is educational with regards to writing good (descriptive) thread titles, avoiding thread titles such as "MSP430 issue".
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