Another board I go to is trying to do this.....
Is this possible and does anyone have a guide or the knowledge as to how?
When some1 attempts to create a new thread, types in the text for the new thread and hits the submit button, it should be possible to automatically search the existing threads of the forum to see if any (sub)text they entered matches the text within any of the existing threads. The results of the search could be listed in another page with links to them and prompting the user to check these threads before starting a new one. I know this will involve modifying the code of the forum provided my phpBB? Maybe difficult to implement..but just a thought.
Yes Samurai I am looking at you!