Merging votes

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When you merge 2 topics, the votes count on the resulted merge must be +1


Also, the merged topic should show as a comment in the resulted merge.

Sergey Stukov
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Ryann
Good point.

The global count depends on which people voted on both duplicate topics (not to count two votes for the same person).
But since you can prevent double-voting, I'm sure you can prevent double-counting.
JDB
If one topic has 2 votes and another 3 votes, and they are merged, shouldn't the votes be 5?
Vladimir Mullagaliyev
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If one topic has 2 votes and another 3 votes, and they are merged, shouldn't the votes be 5?
Should be 5.
JDB
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Should be 5.
Ok, I think I asked the wrong question...
Idea A has 2 votes, then a new Idea B with 0 votes is merged. The total should be 3, since B is also someone interested in that same idea (even having 0 votes, the post itself should count as 1).
Ryann
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Ok, I think I asked the wrong question...
Idea A has 2 votes, then a new Idea B with 0 votes is merged. The total should be 3, since B is also someone interested in that same idea (even having 0 votes, the post itself should count as 1).
Oh, yes, you are true: the final (merged) count must take into account the fact that the author of a topic can't vote for his own topic...
Indeed, if he created this topic, he is implicitely "for", and should be counted +1 when merged to another similar topic, where only the author of that other topic is not counted.

Note: this +1 when merging should not be counted if that forum does not prevent from voting for our own topics.

"Manual" alternative:
when the admin merges two topic, such a case could raise a dialog box and let him choose what he wants "Warning: the author of the merged topic is nit in the merged count. Should we add +1 for that user?"
Vladimir Mullagaliyev
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