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khatfull 09-11-09 10:08 PM

What the hell is it with all the thread resurrection lately?
 
Mods, can you turn off posting to threads over, say a year old?

umd 09-11-09 10:11 PM

I've asked for that many times... it's never gonna happen...

spry 09-11-09 10:13 PM

right on!

By the way,
Could you recommend a comfortable saddle for me?

khatfull 09-11-09 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by umd (Post 9660337)
I've asked for that many times... it's never gonna happen...

Ah, oh well, was worth a shot I guess...

tinrobot 09-11-09 10:15 PM

I'm going to wait a year, then post again to this thread. Just watch.

Atol 09-11-09 10:19 PM

I am a level 80 priest after all. Don't act like you're not impressed.

khatfull 09-11-09 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tinrobot (Post 9660354)
I'm going to wait a year, then post again to this thread. Just watch.

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. :D

pacificaslim 09-11-09 11:04 PM

Well, we keep telling people to use the search engine instead of starting new threads. So when they do find a thread by searching, and it doesn't answer exactly what they want to know, or they just want to add their 2 cents....it's resurrection time, baby.

Machka 09-11-09 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pacificaslim (Post 9660512)
Well, we keep telling people to use the search engine instead of starting new threads. So when they do find a thread by searching, and it doesn't answer exactly what they want to know, or they just want to add their 2 cents....it's resurrection time, baby.

+1

Absolutely nothing wrong with resurrecting old threads ... they're often much more interesting than the new ones!!

umd 09-11-09 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Machka (Post 9660532)
+1

Absolutely nothing wrong with resurrecting old threads ... they're often much more interesting than the new ones!!

Sometimes it's fine and sometimes it's stupid.

Fixitman 09-11-09 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by umd (Post 9660543)
Sometimes it's fine and sometimes it's stupid.

Which covers just about any thread posted old or new.:D

robertkat 09-11-09 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spry (Post 9660344)
right on!

By the way,
Could you recommend a comfortable saddle for me?

http://www.fadingad.com/blog/manhatt...drant_seat.jpg

banerjek 09-11-09 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by umd (Post 9660543)
Sometimes it's fine and sometimes it's stupid.

The fine to stupid ratio is probably 1 to 10 -- very competitive with the new threads...

garysol1 09-12-09 06:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by khatfull (Post 9660324)
Mods, can you turn off posting to threads over, say a year old?



Not in my bag of "tools". Not a bad idea though if there was a way to make threads over one year old read only. One big downside I see would be the number of members questioning why they can't post to a certain thread not realizing the thread is that old or just not knowing that we had a one year rule in place.
With that said......moving this thread to where it belongs.......Forum Suggestions & User Assistance

I-Like-To-Bike 09-12-09 06:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by garysol1 (Post 9661091)
Not in my bag of "tools". Not a bad idea though if there was a way to make threads over one year old read only. One big downside I see would be the number of members questioning why they can't post to a certain thread not realizing the thread is that old or just not knowing that we had a one year rule in place.
With that said......moving this thread to where it belongs.......Forum Suggestions & User Assistance

Maybe a better idea would be to set up a tool where BFer's who suffer from this "problem" could activate a feature that would prevent any thread with content over a year old from sullying their screen and upsetting their equilibrium.

dewaday 09-12-09 06:30 AM

Search query- " What the hell is it with all the thread resurrection lately?"

Result- This Thread.

banerjek 09-12-09 06:33 AM

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 http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/2136-when-do-you-replace-your-tires.html 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.

Homebrew01 09-12-09 06:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by banerjek (Post 9661151)
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 http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=2136 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.

You're the main culprit recently, so maybe you can explain the purpose. Is the OP even still a member ? Does the OP still have the question ? Let them repost if they care.

Old threads get replies because we don't all notice how old they are and think there's a current OP with a question .... waste of time as far as I'm concerned.

Jynx 09-12-09 07:31 AM

The OP is not the only person who benefits from a new thread. Many people read them and learn from them. I personally have no problem with old threads coming back. A lot of times it is done because something was mentioned in the thread and never fully cleared up. It makes sense to continue the discussion from there instead of a new thread.

Homebrew01 09-12-09 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by garysol1 (Post 9661091)
Not in my bag of "tools". Not a bad idea though if there was a way to make threads over one year old read only. One big downside I see would be the number of members questioning why they can't post to a certain thread not realizing the thread is that old or just not knowing that we had a one year rule in place.
With that said......moving this thread to where it belongs.......Forum Suggestions & User Assistance

Perhaps there'd be an option to request opening an old thread when applicable .

MGtrack 09-12-09 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by khatfull (Post 9660324)
Mods, can you turn off posting to threads over, say a year old?


This same topic has been covered many times before. Use the Search function before posting things like this.

logdrum 09-12-09 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MGtrack (Post 9661443)
This same topic has been covered many times before. Use the Search function before posting things like this.

And comment on the old posts you searched and irritate So Cal folks and you make this suggestion again. It's a vicious cycle. vi-cycle??

Tom Stormcrowe 09-12-09 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Homebrew01 (Post 9661211)
You're the main culprit recently, so maybe you can explain the purpose. Is the OP even still a member ? Does the OP still have the question ? Let them repost if they care.

Old threads get replies because we don't all notice how old they are and think there's a current OP with a question .... waste of time as far as I'm concerned.

I disagree with that premise. It's like asking a question in a lecture......your question may be running through 25 other peoples mind at the same time, and they are afraid to ask for some reason. The occasional thread ressurection is a good thing also, because it also supplies all those older answers again. It does no harm, and doesn't negatively affect page views, so no foul.

turbo2L 09-12-09 03:53 PM

What's wrong with posting to old threads, and why is it worse than starting a new thread on a topic already covered?

FLvector 09-12-09 04:45 PM

If a resurrected thread dies from lack of intersted it will quickly fall off the first page quickly, then go back into the archives. I've read some good information that I probably wouldn't have stumbled upon otherwise if it wasn't resurrected.

What's funny is when some (including me) reply to previous posts over 2 yrs ago in a resurrected thread, when only a few new comments have been made. The only thing to suggest might be to flag the thread with an icon to indicate that it is over a year old and being brought back to life.


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