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[closed] When to start a new thread (11 posts)

  1. Merluna
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just wondering if someone could advise why new threads have to be started about similar issues that someone else is having... I agree if the issues are not similar, new threads are necessary.. but if everyone is having the same issues - wouldnt it be best to keep all the info in one spot. You have to spend a lot of time searching for solutions and then when you find something relevant/similar to your own issue...you have to go start a new thread and have to wait forever (it seems) - before anyone comes by to offer assistance...

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  3. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    but if everyone is having the same issues - wouldnt it be best to keep all the info in one spot

    If someone is experiencing an issue that they think is the same as someone else's then all they need to do is follow the support given to that thread.
    It's the same issue right, so the same support given to the original poster can be applied to everyone (without everyone posting).

    nd then when you find something relevant/similar to your own issue...you have to go start a new thread

    Only if you want to discuss your own issue do you need to create your own thread. If you want to help out the guy who created the thread about it then you can.

    and have to wait forever (it seems) - before anyone comes by to offer assistance...

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  4. mitcki
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes this new thread mania is weird. Very unhelpful.

  5. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    On the contrary it's a technique to keep unhelpful comments out of threads.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There is no "new thread mania". The policy on these forums has always been that you should start your own topic and not add to someone else's.

  7. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    the 'start a new topic' advice is very helpful if one has to keep track of forum posts and issues;

    posting 'me too' might be easier for the individual user than to really describe what is happening with all the details such as theme, plugins, link, etc; but is does not help with supporting any solutions.

  8. mitcki
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    But it fractures the information into different places. For example we were still talking about "Visual Editor Not Working", a pretty general subject. It was never resolved and is now closed. Where do we talk about that now? This is what I mean by unhelpful. It seems the thread should be topic focused rather than specific user focused.

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    it fractures the information into different places.

    No - it doesn't. Problems with very similar symptoms can have very different causes/solutions. The topic you used an example is typical of a thread that has become so convoluted and confusing due to multiple "Me too" posts that it is now impossible to effectively offer any support to any of the posters. As a result, there was no option but to close it.

    Many of the forum regulars here have been helping out on these forums for years and, due to this extensive experience, know exactly what "works" and what doesn't in terms of supportable topics. We know only too well that the chance of a topic being successfully resolved is inversely proportional to the number of unnecessary "me too" interruptions squared.

    The approach outlined in Where to Post may not be the same as that used elsewhere but it works here and we would respectfully ask that you abide by it.

  10. ashdahl
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    I forgot my password and so requested a new one. I then realized you all had my old email address so I can't access the link to retrieve it. I just set this account up simply to be able to get into a thread. How do I change my address AND reset or retrieve my password?

    If there's a better place for me to post please point me, every thread pertaining to lost passwords and changed emails doesn't relate to my issue and is closed.

    Thank you!

  11. If you mean a WordPress self-hosted site (your own) then give this a read.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password

    The methods there do not require access to the WordPress dashboard. Personally I like this method myself.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password#Through_FTP

    If you do go that way then please make sure you save a backup of any file you modify first.

    If you mean your forum account here then please send an email to forum-password-resets [at] wordpress.org.

    And if anyone has any support topic to raise then please do so using this link.

    https://wordpress.org/support/forum/how-to-and-troubleshooting#postform

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