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    Old School Track Guy MGtrack's Avatar
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    This thread was a total waste of time.
    "You've got to be willing to rip it all apart. Including yourself."
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    Quote Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
    Classic! I just set a reminder in Outlook to do the same on 9/12/2010! Even included the URL to make finding it easier.
    As promised, thread resurrection one year later. Reminder set for next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
    As promised, thread resurrection one year later. Reminder set for next year.
    A man who keeps his promises!

    FWIW, as a relative newcomer have thoroughly enjoyed some zombie threads. Some, well, not so much.

    See you next year.

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    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    right on!

    By the way,
    Could you recommend a comfortable saddle for me?
    I could recommend a good horse...good saddles for those are often made locally.
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    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
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    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
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    The answer is 14 years, because the whitewalls were dingy and treads geting old. Still good for spares however.

    The main way threads get ressurrected on other sites I'm on is usually for spamming.

    You are lucky.


    Quote Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
    Not sure what the issue is with old threads or why every recurring issue should be posted on a new one.

    Granted, waking up old ones is sometimes a way of screwing around, but if people respond to an old thread, it indicates that the issue hasn't really changed (i.e. the thread is still relevant) or possibly that there is more to add to it.

    For example, in the first 6 hours after it was resurrected, the tire replacing thread at When do you replace your tires?? generated more more than triple the number of serious replies than the original thread did. Obviously, the issue is interesting to a number of members.

    In any case, what's the harm in waking these things up? It's not like it happens very often, causes problems, or that all the new threads are so relevant anyway. Perhaps the instructions for the site should indicate that people should ignore threads they find uninteresting.
    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
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    Back up for another year...then back to sleep again. Almost like a cicada, only at 1 year intervals rather than 17


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    It's the annual newbies to the internet and forums time of year. New College kids, out on the net with a lot of free time, exploring, among others.
    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

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    Awww, Tom, I just have a reminder set to resurrect this one every year...if you'd rather I not say the word. Just having a little fun.

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    We'll see ya next year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    We'll see ya next year!
    And here it is...

    ZOMBIE THREAD LIVES AGAIN!

    Now back to sleep for another 365...

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    Few days late but here's the zombie thread again nonetheless.

    Back to sleep for another year!

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    I keep suggesting that zombie threads turn a deeper shade of green the older they get, but nobody listens to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
    Mods, can you turn off posting to threads over, say a year old?
    If a tree fell in the woods five years ago, would it be rotten by now?
    “At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
    Not sure what the issue is with old threads or why every recurring issue should be posted on a new one.

    Granted, waking up old ones is sometimes a way of screwing around, but if people respond to an old thread, it indicates that the issue hasn't really changed (i.e. the thread is still relevant) or possibly that there is more to add to it.

    For example, in the first 6 hours after it was resurrected, the tire replacing thread at When do you replace your tires?? generated more more than triple the number of serious replies than the original thread did. Obviously, the issue is interesting to a number of members.

    In any case, what's the harm in waking these things up? It's not like it happens very often, causes problems, or that all the new threads are so relevant anyway. Perhaps the instructions for the site should indicate that people should ignore threads they find uninteresting.
    + 1. I think I need to start a thread on why cyclists don't wave.

    So I missed that this is a zombie thread. I know that's why they sometimes get resurrected.

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    I was going to post something useful on this thread, but it is already useless anyway..... Matter of fact, it was useless when it was started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    I was going to post something useful on this thread, but it is already useless anyway..... Matter of fact, it was useless when it was started.
    This looks pretty uselessly useful to me,

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    Well, if you have the time to read this thread... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM
    “At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.”
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    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
    Mods, can you turn off posting to threads over, say a year old?
    I believe the answer will still be NO.

    AS ALWAYS.

    There have been a couple threads here and there that benefitted, and new posting usually stops in short order if it's pointed out and generally recognized that it's not relevant anymore.

    ON THE OTHER HAND, you would shut down my thread Tempest, The Grey Bike Grows Up, which I have worked on for over 6+ years, as well as several long-running Foo threads, A&S....think about it. Your criteria are too narrow and lumping 'dead' threads in with others would be, well, silly.

    Others might say your shifting isn't indexed, I have to note. You have too many things gumming your cassette to travel well. Step back and hose the bike down, adjust your derailleur and oil your chain.

    Your MUP will be clear and afford a swift journey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
    I keep suggesting that zombie threads turn a deeper shade of green the older they get, but nobody listens to me.
    I like that! Someone proposed that "[ZOMBIE THREAD]" be tacked onto thread titles that were resurrected after a certain period of inactivity so that people would know.


    (I don't normally do this, BTW. )
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    The deeper shade of green idea is genius, if I do have to say so myself. I belong to a forum that deletes a thread if it hasn't been active in a year. I don't really like it. The function of old threads here is that the archives drive a lot of traffic.
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    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
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    We exist as a vital repository for the entire cycling community and beyond. If the topic was covering a personal question and not directly pertinent to another member, you might ask for it to be closed but that isn't usually a useful mode d'emploi or necessary here.

    People are going to have the same questions again and again and given both the historically messed up nature of vBulletin's search functions AND the fact that people are more anxious to dive in than read ahead (terms of site usage anyone?) it seems to have become routine to just deal with it, politely, in a PM or offsite if need be.

    No big deal. That's what we have staff for. Contact them when you have questions, we have great staff (as if The CABE or X or Y dot com don't...that's why you start or run a website I'd hope).
    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
    Smile at Miles with a ROLLFAST!

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