Responding twice to the same discussion

India
April 10, 2007 3:11pm CST
Should i report abuse if i get the same response, twice from the same person for a discussion started be me.. I saw someone posting the same response two times in discussions started by me.. Should i report abuse?
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@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
10 Apr 07
as the other poster stated I would give them the benefit of the doubt and assumed they accidentally double posted.
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10 Apr 07
I'd give them the benefit of the doubt. Sometimes people do it by accident. It happens. It happened to me once when I got an error message and posted twice by mistake.
@mrsturner (519)
• Canada
10 Apr 07
It's an easy mistake to make when you are first figuring out the system. I would never report anyone unless they were deliberately trying to sell me things through their responses rather than answering the question.
@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I would also suggest giving them the benefit of the doubt. Double posts can often happen by mistake. If they are just starting new posts in response to you or other posters, than they should be using the comment option. If that is the case, I suppose you could send them a quick note explaining the problem. Also, if the person seems to do this more often than not, perhaps the double posts aren't mistakes? I wouldn't report yet, but I suppose it is good to keep an eye out.
• United States
10 Apr 07
I wouldn't worry about it, as others have said its mostly a common mistake sometimes. Besides double posting won't earn a user more money. Also sometimes if the web browser you are using doesn't redirect you properly after you make the firt post then it seems like it didn't go through. Then once you post again and it finally redirects you to the proper page then you realize you posted more than once. So this doesn't always happen just because people are trying to spam.
@Sicantik (706)
10 Apr 07
I don't think you need to go that far just yet. Because it could be an accident. It happened to me once I gave two responses by mistake and it was because the site was down...xx
• United States
10 Apr 07
A lot of time that happens by accident. Sometimes the site hangs and then people will get a message that says that their stuff couldn't get posted. So, they try to post it again and it comes out twice. Or, if there are a lot of people posting to one discussion, they may accidentally post something twice because they forgot. I've seen this happening when it is a long discussion that is also very old. So, I wouldn't report it unless it seemed deliberate.