Is there a way to merge G2G threads?

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I've now been on WikiTree long enough that I've some questions get asked (granted, with different wording) multiple times now. Granted, with so many messages in the message base, it's not particularly realistic to expect people (especially newbies) to search through the whole message base to see if their questions have already been asked. (Although kudos to those who do take the time to do that.) On the other hand, I don't think it's realistic to expect those people who have written up "Best Answers" to keep on copying and pasting them every time somebody asks the same question. (Although, again, kudos to those who chime in with comments like "You might want to take a look at so-and-so's answer to a question like yours in this thread over here.")

So I'm wondering if it might be possible to merge threads which are on the same topic into a single long thread, so that every answer that people have made over time is available to everybody who has asked that same question.
in WikiTree Tech by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (451k points)
Can't do that at the moment, but it is an interesting idea.
Yes it is.  One concern might be that if people don't take the time to go through the List of Similar Questions that there is now.  They may not take the time to read through a long thread.   

Maybe there could be a list of all the Best Answers.

All the answers and comments are informative.  But it is a lot to read through.  Just like many of the answers are already here on Wikitree.  But it can be difficult to navigate.

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Although it's absolutely a good idea I'd like to bring to the table the answers to this post:

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/362802/frequently-asked-questions

It's always very good to have someone jumping in to advice where the information can be found.
by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (708k points)

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