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Old 12-14-2019, 11:01 AM   #11
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I recently have been frustrated by the search engine. The best cure is to accurately tag the post. The problem with my old post is that I used photobucket. I will update any of the better threads if they are revived.

Some threads just do not have good titles that define the content.
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Old 12-14-2019, 05:07 PM   #12
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See who dug them up from the past.
Holvola (or whatever)

I guess he wants to get his post count up quick.
He does seem to be padding his post count, doesn't he? Unfortunately, post count doesn't indicate the quality of those posts. Some people here have a high post count, and rarely if ever post anything that's actually about model railroading.

As far as thread resurrections, I agree that there may be some good info buried in these old threads, and I certainly think that newbies -- heck, everyone, really -- should spend some time reading old posts before asking a question.

I only object in two cases: when the new post attempts to answer s specific question when the OP is long gone; and when someone starts a new thread on a subject that is still on the first page of older threads.
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Old 12-14-2019, 05:20 PM   #13
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CTValleyRR, I think a caveat to your first point is if answering a question from a long dead thread provides relevant information that someone else who is searching for that exact topic may find helpful. Even if the OP is long gone, it could help someone else in the future.

I've posted threads asking questions myself and then found an answer to my own question, so I'll come back and post the solution. No reason to leave unanswered questions just hanging there.

One of my pet peeves is someone asks a quesiton and comes back later and says "never mind, I figured it out". Um, then how about sharing?
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Old 12-15-2019, 06:50 PM   #14
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CTValleyRR, I think a caveat to your first point is if answering a question from a long dead thread provides relevant information that someone else who is searching for that exact topic may find helpful. Even if the OP is long gone, it could help someone else in the future.

I've posted threads asking questions myself and then found an answer to my own question, so I'll come back and post the solution. No reason to leave unanswered questions just hanging there.

One of my pet peeves is someone asks a quesiton and comes back later and says "never mind, I figured it out". Um, then how about sharing?
No argument, if indeed it is an unanswered question, or someone really is providing s fresh outlook on the situation.

In my experience, though, that's rarely the case.
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