As we approach the real dog days of summer I have been looking for some entertaining 50+ threads from the past.
No offense but this is sort of like panning for gold: Lots of filler with a few flakes.
Some of the flakes are interesting. The evolution of the active members is almost like a long pace line. Some members are always active up front, some are there for a while and then gone off the back. Some claw their way back to the front and some are never heard from again.
My approach was to go back through the active threads at one year intervals and I was really, really tempted to bump some of these back into circulation. Some are still timely and some are very ironic in light of history (some folks really getting exited about a certain rider named Landis) and some are just funny.
I personally have felt kind of foolish when I responded earnestly to a post on a forum thread only to realize later it was years old and the OP had moved on long, long ago. Other times it doesn't matter at all.
So my point here is:
How do you feel about revived threads?
Should there be a warning attached somehow to the revived post? The font of an old thread in a different color for example...