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If FIND(String) = True

Post Number:#1  Postby Dan_1985 » August 27th, 2016, 8:21 pm

The subject of your topic is similar to existing topics
(I couldn't even make this the subject line of this post!)

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I couldn't even use "Irritating Site Algorithm" as the subject line of this post, either.

The issue was that my subject line contained a word similar to other subject lines.

Example: Post (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14122)
The subject line is "Spectroscopy" because I couldn't choose "Spectrums of Existence and Analysis" due to 'existence' and 'analysis' already being used. Are these not common words in philosophy and you are telling me that I can't use that subject line? The real point is that the site's algorithm is supposing that those other posts are making the same point as mine due to a If FIND(String) = True function.

I think it is too strict. The forum rules state: "H.1. Use a descriptive and specific title so that other users know the topic." I DO want to make descriptive and specific titles, but perhaps the site's algorithm could be modified?

Rather than merely 1 word triggering the algorithm, how about if the subject line matches 50% of words in another post's subject line?

(Pardon me if this has been addressed before or somewhere. I did attempt a site search.)
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Re: If FIND(String) = True

Post Number:#2  Postby Scott » August 30th, 2016, 3:06 pm

I believe that message is just a warning, and you can then still post the topic if you find none of the similar matches deals with the topic already.
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Re: If FIND(String) = True

Post Number:#3  Postby Dan_1985 » August 30th, 2016, 11:11 pm

Mind blown.

Thanks for the help.
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