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Old 10.11.2011, 18:39
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Change of OP in a thread?

I saw a thread I started being now under someone else username but still with the original title I wrote it. It is a bit weird, I know we don't "own" the thread but it is still me who wrote it. It reminds me of my old boss who took the books I did and put his name on it....

C-section on request

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Old 10.11.2011, 18:59
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Re: Change of OP in a thread?

Most likely a thread merge and their post got priority over yours because it was written before yours.
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Old 10.11.2011, 18:59
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Re: Change of OP in a thread?

It might have been of my making. I merged two threads this afternoon on the same subject - was the actual wording of the first post yours? Or did you just start a thread with this title? In a merge, the posts are always put in in chronological order, ie. in the order of 'posting' and, just occasionally, the Mod might not notice that two threads were running concurrently and the whole thing turns into a muddle of questions with no answers and answers without questions.

(As the Threads on here often turn out like that anyway, I don't let it break my heart, but I do hate making a mess of things so, if it was me, my heartfeld apologies to all concerned.

Porsch beat me to it.
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Old 10.11.2011, 19:03
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Re: Change of OP in a thread?

The thread appears to have been merged with a previous thread on the same topic. When this happens the starter of the previous thread becomes the OP. Your thread title may have remained because the mod who did the merge possibly thought that your thread title was more meaningful in this case.

By the way I had to fix the link in your post to find the relevent thread.


Edit: I don't know why I bother answering these when Lightning Longbyt is around
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Old 10.11.2011, 19:13
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Re: Change of OP in a thread?

I hope you won't mind if I object? The OP's question had specific questions about doctors specifically in Zurich, while the thread I started was in regard of the whole Switzerland and the topic itself.
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Old 10.11.2011, 19:14
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Re: Change of OP in a thread?

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The thread appears to have been merged with a previous thread on the same topic. When this happens the starter of the previous thread becomes the OP. Your thread title may have remained because the mod who did the merge possibly thought that your thread title was more meaningful in this case.

By the way I had to fix the link in your post to find the relevent thread.


Edit: I don't know why I bother answering these when Lightning Longbyt is around
I beat Longbyt good sir
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Old 10.11.2011, 19:29
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Re: Change of OP in a thread?

The new OP's questions and the whole thread doesnù,t fit anymore. The only connection is C-section. But the discussion goes on the topic itself not on doctors in Zurich.

It is a bit like if you take a conversation about Banking in CH and put an OP of someone asking how to open an account at postfinance.
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Old 10.11.2011, 19:44
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Re: Change of OP in a thread?

Her thread was : Questions about an elective caesarean in Zurich + OB recommendations

Nil's was: C-Section on request

Can a merge be undone ?
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Old 10.11.2011, 19:51
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Re: Change of OP in a thread?

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Her thread was : Questions about an elective caesarean in Zurich + OB recommendations

Nil's was: C-Section on request

Can a merge be undone ?
..... or maybe a C-turn?
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Old 10.11.2011, 20:23
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Can a merge be undone ?
Sure. One can look through all the 258 posts, see the 'sub-title' of each one and mark the ones which have the same title but not the same sub-title as Nil's. Then one can move them into a new Thread.

Honestly, I cannot really imagine that anyone searching for information on the subject will only read the first post and ignore the rest.

Maybe I'll put the unmerge onto my list of things to do. There are a lot of other things above it on the list though.
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Old 10.11.2011, 20:36
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Sure. One can look through all the 258 posts, see the 'sub-title' of each one and mark the ones which have the same title but not the same sub-title as Nil's. Then one can move them into a new Thread.

Honestly, I cannot really imagine that anyone searching for information on the subject will only read the first post and ignore the rest.

Maybe I'll put the unmerge onto my list of things to do. There are a lot of other things above it on the list though.
Wow. You manage to merge them but don't have time to unmerge?

They ALL have the same sub-title, Only the first one who has been put as the OP has a different subtitle! Plus 2 in the last 5 answer in the last page!

Can't you see it is too very different subject? I do respect each of all mods decisions even when I don't necessary agree with every single one of them but this time, I really feel it was a wrong move. And I would trully appreciate if I was listened and things were corrected. The points I brang are pretty clear.

You may ask why I care? Because I felt strongly about this subject, I got loads of help from the people in here who helped me to take a decision that I am very very glad I took. I started the thread with the OP's title and specific subject and I think a merge is all fine but a change of the OP on someone else thread and title is wrong.
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Old 10.11.2011, 21:52
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Re: Change of OP in a thread?

look at it on hybrid mode, problem solved.

i Think it's the easiest given the circumstances.
Alternatively recreate the thread I guess? ( I meant Nil)with a single post that quotes all the posts in your thread.

Sadly, I don't think vbulletin has Ctrl+ Z...
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Old 10.11.2011, 21:53
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Re: Change of OP in a thread?

I'm really sorry about this. However, these things aren't always quite as simple as they appear. It wouldn't be the first time a Mod hit a button and did something rather drastic which couldn't be undone. I'm pretty certain that deleting the first post of a Thread deletes the whole thread.

Maybe nothing like that happens if the first post is only moved to a new Thread but one thing is sure, I'm not pushing my luck by trying it out here.
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Old 10.11.2011, 22:10
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Re: Change of OP in a thread?

Well, I don't know much about the technical things you are doing. I just hope you understand my points. This thread is my best thread ever and yes, lots of strong feeling about it.

The two subjects are totally differents, so I really hope someone in the mod team will find a way to fix it. That would mean a lot to me. Inshallah!
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Re: Change of OP in a thread?

Done. But only because I worked out who "your friend" was.

I expect copious green blobbery.
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