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Duplicate posts

I've recently began posting from my mobile device (iPhone 5) and the last three responses I put on to questions have all been duplicated. Any idea if it's something I'm doing wrong or is there a gremlin in the works?

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1. Re: Duplicate posts

I've seen many duplicate posts recently but not sure what triggers it. Are you using the Tripadvisor app, the mobile site, or the full site in your iPhone?

You could report it directly via the Help Center, www.tripadvisor.com/GeneralSupport Select Site & Features > Mobile app or site

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2. Re: Duplicate posts

There does seem to have been an increase in duplicate and triplicate posts, it has been discussed before, there's some techy sounding explanations here. tripadvisor.com.au/ShowTopic-g1-i12105-k6099…

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3. Re: Duplicate posts

It is certainly from just your use of a mobile and not you pressing the button three times.

You can't actually post, normally, two identical posts AFAIK - I've certainly been bounced for trying that

So a TA system problem

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4. Re: Duplicate posts

While the apps are designed to prevent duplicate posts it clearly is not foolproof and needs be bolstered by some server side code to detect whether what the user is posting is identical to their previous post.

A server side duplicate post check might also help cut down on repeated Thank you posts from misunderstanding the Reply button in every post.

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5. Re: Duplicate posts

Trying a duplicate post

Scotland, United...
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6. Re: Duplicate posts

Trying a duplicate post

It failed with a red box above saying it failed

Sent from a desktop PC - none of this not-so-smart phone nonsense

Edited: 01 June 2014, 18:59
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