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By "multiple", does this literally mean 'by at least two', or by a fixed number that you may or may not want to divulge, or by some other more complicated factor? I think the answer to this will heavily impact the 'unpopular (but not bad) comment' concerns.

Right now it almost always means two, because I'm starting with the simplest possible implementation, but there might be optimizations in the future. E.g. the threshold could vary with how active a thread was, or based on the results of applying some classifier to the text.

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