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Old 09-12-16, 07:48 AM   #51
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I've always wondered when, if ever, a clever natural language processing classification scheme can operate on all of the archived threads to produce a kind of meta-conversation tree. Grouping and sequencing old threads that address similar content. Zombie threads have value, because they tend to be recurring questions yet solutions and conventional wisdom can change over time.
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Newbies always tend to search too hard and forget the dates early on, it's something about enthusiasm.
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Newbies always tend to search too hard and forget the dates early on, it's something about enthusiasm.


Yes, but this thread has taken on a life of it's own. In fact, I haven't seen Khat post in a while...
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Yes, but this thread has taken on a life of it's own. In fact, I haven't seen Khat post in a while...

If you mean Khatfull (sic) they posted within the last 36 hours according to what I saw in New Posts in that time. Find their profile and look for Latest Posts, the profile also shows when they last logged in to the site.
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It will take me 2 years but I'll respond (and quote you) when you update the thread . . .
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The OPs can delete them if I'm not wrong.
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I know this is an old thread, but will add my two cents. Not long ago I bought some NOS Araya tubular rims with which I was unfamiliar. Searching, I found an old thread about Araya rim identification. It made no obvious sense to me to start a new thread, when there was a perfectly good idle thread. Which maybe ties in with @wphamilton's notion of a tool to collect related threads together.

I have always felt that these forum sites (not picking on BF, this is just a general observation) were a horrible way to curate (semi)permanent information. People try to use forums for Velobase-like tasks, but it really doesn't work. You can't aggregate data easily, nor can you (beyond the sticky feature) preserve and highlight useful essays. Everything is a "conversation". But conversations aren't always the right construct. So, threads get resurrected, because people keep wanting to use them for other purposes. A conversation might be a good way to gather input from a number of sources about a particular topic, but once that's complete, the combined knowledge should be rewritten to be readable prose, and the thread should die, or at least very heavily edited, with a possible afterlife as a comment thread for the edited document.
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I know this is an old thread, but will add my two cents. Not long ago I bought some NOS Araya tubular rims with which I was unfamiliar. Searching, I found an old thread about Araya rim identification. It made no obvious sense to me to start a new thread, when there was a perfectly good idle thread. Which maybe ties in with @wphamilton's notion of a tool to collect related threads together.

I have always felt that these forum sites (not picking on BF, this is just a general observation) were a horrible way to curate (semi)permanent information. People try to use forums for Velobase-like tasks, but it really doesn't work. You can't aggregate data easily, nor can you (beyond the sticky feature) preserve and highlight useful essays. Everything is a "conversation". But conversations aren't always the right construct. So, threads get resurrected, because people keep wanting to use them for other purposes. A conversation might be a good way to gather input from a number of sources about a particular topic, but once that's complete, the combined knowledge should be rewritten to be readable prose, and the thread should die, or at least very heavily edited, with a possible afterlife as a comment thread for the edited document.
That sounds like you are proposing a DEATH panel .

Who decides when Grandpa's thread should die? You? Me? The professionals at Bike Forums? That's a slippery slope!
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That sounds like you are proposing a DEATH panel .
Interesting perspective. Do you live in a Red State?

I suspect if you were to open a thread as a content gathering device, you might announce from the get go that it will eventually meet its demise. In fact, after its death or demotion to zombie/comment thread status, the thread's URL could redirect to the finished essay.

Internet Brands, are you taking notes?
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There are no zombie threads here, only the undead screams from this thread.
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You're playing with the defibrillator...please
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