http://qs321.pair.com?node_id=1076201

This is not a feature request!

... more a meditation. :)

If we'd supply a unique id for each comment session, could this be used to reject or warn about accidental reposts?

I.e. after clicking "comment" a hidden field would contain something composed from parent-node-id + user-id + timestamp + random number and passed thru the "preview" and "create" stages.

After first posting this ID could be "disabled". Either by storing in the DB-table holding the final post or by caching it for x hours.

A considerable part of NTCs deals with such accidental duplicates and even experienced monks regularly fall into the trap (especially when using mobile clients)

Am I missing something?

If this was already discussed before please point me to the discussion.

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)