If you’ve been apart of the IFC for more than 5 minutes, it’s very evident that duplicate posts are highly frowned upon. People are jumped on by mods and the people they role model to close the topic as fast as possible. Recently I learned that birthday topics are now aren’t allowed.
With the semi-recent addition of #screenshots-and-videos, where 90% of topics don’t get more than 1 reply, it makes me curious to where the IFC stands on the choices they make.
I once heard a mod say that duplicate posts aren’t allowed because it takes up too much storage on the forum.
So we can have a post for every screenshot ever taken but not a post wishing a community member a happy birthday??
When I was a wee grade 1, and when I was first flagged for duplicates it heavily discouraged me. Why is this? Why can we have a topic for each cr*ppy photo from someone be allowed, but making a fellow community member feel welcome and loved on the forum isn’t?