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    Default Re: Notification new reply when posting

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward_Iii View Post
    Sometimes when I post a reply on a topic I notice that in the time I was writing my reply someone else answered the question or gave the same advice as I would have.
    Hi, this requires a device called a Time Machine to travel into the future and see if somebody's post will be more or less the same as yours, then you can go back and forget about posting, or not.

    I'm working on building such a machine, unfortunately it requires technology that does not exist yet, so I'm trying to figure out a way to bootstrap the process by somehow foreseeing the future.

    Seriously, why worry about it? If you find that you are often more or less saying what others say, then move on to more fertile pastures. It's for this reason that I've stopped looking at run-of-the-mill questions and only look for interesting ones as there is quite a lot of talent on this forum now. Hopefully someday I won't have to post anything, i.e. I will be redundant, and I can just sit back and read the hilarious posts.

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    Default Re: Notification new reply when posting

    On Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:06:02 +0000, Lord Emsworth wrote:

    > I have seen this feature with that other popular board software, phpBB.


    Yes, but that's not the software we're using here - the software we're
    using is vBulletin.

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    Default Re: Notification new reply when posting

    On 2011-04-13 20:06, ken yap wrote:
    > I'm working on building such a machine, unfortunately it requires
    > technology that does not exist yet, so I'm trying to figure out a way to
    > bootstrap the process by somehow foreseeing the future.


    It is very easy: just assume you invent it, some time in the future.
    You just need to go back and tell yourself.
    Problem solved.

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    Default Re: Notification new reply when posting

    But unfortunately I haven't received notification from myself so it looks like I didn't invent it in time.

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    Default Re: Notification new reply when posting

    On 04/14/2011 05:36 PM, ken yap wrote:
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    > But unfortunately I haven't received notification from myself so it
    > looks like I didn't invent it in time.


    but but but...you told me you invented it..
    don't you remember?
    we were sipping a coffee at swerdna's place, right after his 65th
    birthday party..

    oh, i remember...you asked me to remind you when we got back (to now)
    and i forgot! sorry!

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