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The add-on costs 35$ and AndyB is the author of the Add-On. By paying 35$, you have access to over 350 add ons at no extra costs so it's really worth the money if you ask me. The reason for suggesting similar topics is because when creating new topics for the forum, I am concerned that it will be a duplicate thread and it's very time consuming to use the search function. Here is a link to the add on https://xenforo.com/community/resources/similar-threads.5624/
 

Ozzy47

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Even it they are duplicates, I’d rather have that than replying to old outdated posts wot potentially outdated info. If a staff member feels a thread is a duplicate, they can merge them.
 

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Even it they are duplicates, I’d rather have that than replying to old outdated posts wot potentially outdated info. If a staff member feels a thread is a duplicate, they can merge them.
+1

I don't believe our moderation policy is to warn or sanction duplicate threads in most instances, so if you do accidentally slip up it isn't a major deal. If you can't see it near the top, then as Ozzy said, a newer thread is probably a better idea anyway.
 
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I’m not at all concerned about duplicate topics. It’s not my job to care if a similar topic has already been posted. This responsibility falls under a moderator typically. I’m not going to work harder than I have too by using a search button to provide free content to someone else’s forum. Likewise, if content is automatically merged, I’m probably going to stop providing said free content to that forum anyways. Some things are better with some human judgement involved and I feel this is one of them.
 

Joshua Farrell

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I’m not at all concerned about duplicate topics. It’s not my job to care if a similar topic has already been posted. This responsibility falls under a moderator typically. I’m not going to work harder than I have too by using a search button to provide free content to someone else’s forum. Likewise, if content is automatically merged, I’m probably going to stop providing said free content to that forum anyways. Some things are better with some human judgement involved and I feel this is one of them.
I am usually not vocal on agreeing with Matthew here, but I have left forums before because of moderators thinking topics I took the time to write, was some how an exact duplicate of a topic that was posted a year ago that has no current relevance to what I wanted to post on.
 
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I am usually not vocal on agreeing with Matthew here, but I have left forums before because of moderators thinking topics I took the time to write, was some how an exact duplicate of a topic that was posted a year ago that has no current relevance to what I wanted to post on.
My heart suddenly grew 3 sizes.
 

Cumulus

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I’m not at all concerned about duplicate topics. It’s not my job to care if a similar topic has already been posted. This responsibility falls under a moderator typically. I’m not going to work harder than I have too by using a search button to provide free content to someone else’s forum. Likewise, if content is automatically merged, I’m probably going to stop providing said free content to that forum anyways. Some things are better with some human judgement involved and I feel this is one of them.
First time I agree with you, @Matthew
 

Thomasss

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It’s my teams responsibility to ensure duplicate threads are taken care of, but it rarely happens and does not warrant spending $35 on an addon when there is a dedicated green team to handle such instances. Most duplicate threads usually have some kind of different outcome too, so while the topic might be the same, the conversation usually isn’t.
 

Cam!

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We use a few add-ons from Andy, so we’re already paying that $35 each year. Still, I do agree that I don’t think this type of add-on is necessary.
 
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