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My understanding is; If I make two posts that are identical there is code that "rejects" the second attempt.

Question, how far back does the code look?

I tried to make a post in one of my game play threads and it was identical to a post that was 1) on the same page, 2) six posts earlier; and it would not post it.

-- david

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

I think it checks against your posts for the entire thread, but the person who knows for sure is out of the office for a few days.

Hmmm... Ok, thanks for the answer. If you could point them here when they return, I would appreciate it.

-- david

Pathfinder Companion, Maps Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

I'm pretty sure it only looks at posts on the same page.

EDIT: Here's 1d8 at the bottom of page 33 and again on page 36.

@Joana - I was thinking the same thing, but I will wait for the official answer.

-- david

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

I've asked Gary to chime in when he can... but if it were page-based, it would fail to work if your duplicate posts happened to be the last post on one page and the first post on the next. It's far more likely to be a set number of posts.

Thanks Vic.

-- david

Paizo Employee Senior Software Developer

We only check the last page of the thread, even if there's only one post at the moment on that page.

(We don't do the "last n posts" comparison Vic described, mostly due to performance issues since we've most likely already fetched that last page of posts and don't need to fetch anything more from the database to do the comparison.)

Thank you Gary,

-- david

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