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Old 12-06-2019, 05:19 PM   #1
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West Why are so any old posts repeating?

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The "Introduce Yourself Here section has been bombarded with a slew of re-runs of posts from nearly a year ago. What's going on?

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Old 12-06-2019, 05:23 PM   #2
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Admin.

The "Introduce Yourself Here section has been bombarded with a slew of re-runs of posts from nearly a year ago. What's going on?

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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.
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:46 PM   #3
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I was wondering how many of these dead threads he was going to resurrect before stopping.

I doubt anyone with two posts from three years ago sees his drivel.
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Old 12-12-2019, 10:43 PM   #4
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I have been on some forums that disallow resurrecting posts over a month old. They had a term for it called “nechroposting”...

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Old 12-13-2019, 09:59 AM   #5
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I have been on some forums that disallow resurrecting posts over a month old. They had a term for it called “nechroposting”...

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We could do that here as well, but when that was in place, people complained as well. You can't win for losing.
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Old 12-13-2019, 10:27 AM   #6
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Not sure about the posts being referenced in this context, but I think there are times that posting on old threads is OK. Forums are for sharing information, and if I search for and find a relevant thread, and then have something I can add to provide more info, then I'll post so the information is captured. In that case it would be a shame to prohibit adding posts to an old thread.

I recently went back and edited a thread of mine because I found a link I used had changed, so I went back and fixed the link.
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Old 12-13-2019, 11:21 AM   #7
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I do think that the ability to add to older threads is good ... there is always something newer that possibly can be done ..
Unfortunately there seems to no way to discriminate between the threads, oh well, there's sometimes a bit of 'not nessecary- in there, lol
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Old 12-13-2019, 11:49 AM   #8
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That's what moderators are for.
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Old 12-13-2019, 12:26 PM   #9
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When new members join the forum, they search old topics and ask questions.
At least that is what should happen.
On the other hand we get new members that ask the same series of questions over and over. Both can get annoying.
I would rather have a new member read the old post, and hopefully have their questions answered, but if not I welcome them asking new inquires to an old thread. No one is saying you have to open an old thread.
Nothing is more discouraging than to open a new thread, and because it was a topic covered several times, many responses are "HERE WE GO AGAIN" or a Meme of someone beating a dead horse. Which both responses make me want to leave. It shows a great degree of unwillingness to help new members.
Just because YOU know the answer, does that mean EVERYONE should ?

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Old 12-13-2019, 10:34 PM   #10
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When new members join the forum, they search old topics and ask questions.
At least that is what should happen.
On the other hand we get new members that ask the same series of questions over and over. Both can get annoying.
I would rather have a new member read the old post, and hopefully have their questions answered, but if not I welcome them asking new inquires to an old thread. No one is saying you have to open an old thread.
Nothing is more discouraging than to open a new thread, and because it was a topic covered several times, many responses are "HERE WE GO AGAIN" or a Meme of someone beating a dead horse. Which both responses make me want to leave. It shows a great degree of unwillingness to help new members.
Just because YOU know the answer, does that mean EVERYONE should ?

Dan


Amen Panther!

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