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Old 05-04-15, 07:16 PM   #1
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So if you could bring any old SS/FG thread back from the dead....

.... which would it be?

I haven't been on the forum for a few days and I come back to this?!

7+ year old threads just popping up like they never ended??

Maybe we should just roll 'em all together into one huge jackass thread of their own!
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Old 05-04-15, 07:24 PM   #2
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Who cares how old the thread is, if productive conversation is continuing.

You can't have it both ways - complaining when people don't search and also complaining when people bump ancient threads.
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Old 05-04-15, 07:27 PM   #3
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Who cares how old the thread is, if productive conversation is continuing.

You can't have it both ways - complaining when people don't search and also complaining when people bump ancient threads.
Didn't say I was complaining. There will always be a thread resurrected every once and again. Just not every third thread!!
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Old 05-04-15, 08:42 PM   #4
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Who cares how old the thread is, if productive conversation is continuing.

You can't have it both ways - complaining when people don't search and also complaining when people bump ancient threads.
search is for finding information without having to make a new thread - it doesn't have anything to do with bumping 8 year old threads
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Old 05-05-15, 07:54 AM   #5
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And asking a question/posting in an old thread, regardless of age, keeps the information all in one place. People with similar questions in the future will be able to find their answer in that thread without starting another as well. So thread necromancy is often the best course of action. This is something that happens on every forum on the internet.
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Old 05-05-15, 08:29 AM   #6
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I just bookmarked this thread so I can bring it back five years from now.
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Old 05-05-15, 08:32 AM   #7
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And asking a question/posting in an old thread, regardless of age, keeps the information all in one place. People with similar questions in the future will be able to find their answer in that thread without starting another as well. So thread necromancy is often the best course of action. This is something that happens on every forum on the internet.
Except that is never what happens. What happens is that there is some old thread where someone has a problem and then the forum provides an answer and then a necromancer comes along and resurrects the thread without reading the thread and provides the same answer. They aren't adding any information or helping anybody. There is definitely a place for resurrecting threads but most of the time it happens because newbies don't realize they are in an old thread.

"Ask Carleton" was a funny thread because people would always ask @carleton stupid stuff like "How much can you bench" or "Which would be a better thing to buy: a Chris King headset or a 3T stem?" or "Do you do the Carleton Dance?" or "There is a girl in my chemistry class I've been trying to get to know, so how can I tell if she likes me?". At the end basically all the questions were pissing him off. At least he would show off his new custom track bikes and that was cool. He doesn't show up here anymore except to kick people out of the track forum.

There was a beard thread somewhere that was cool but it was a derailment of some other thread so it is impossible to look it up.

I need to get some new pictures and resurrect the "FTP Love" thread.
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"which way do you run your oury grips?"
7yrs ago....the great bfssfg exodus happened cause of that thread.
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"which way do you run your oury grips?"
7yrs ago....the great bfssfg exodus happened cause of that thread.
Can you find the thread? Nothing I searched up seemed that entertaining.
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was completely deleted iirc
i'd say 50% of members from that time period haven't posted here since then because of the fallout...
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Who knew you could chase away Prolly with oury grips?
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I was a big fan of "What doesn't Adriano like about my bike?".
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"MS Paint your mishaps," hands down. But somebody just did resurrect it...
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I was a big fan of "What doesn't Adriano like about my bike?".
Yeah, but you'd have to resurrect Adriano as well.
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I totally want to read the grips post.
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aka "the modding"....
there were heavy hands back in the day on this forum....
666pack was the one that started that thread.
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That thread was so epic. I laughed for days.
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I'm surprised this thread isn't around any more:
What are you drinking?
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That thread was so epic. I laughed for days.
Here for the curious.
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Also the great deals thread used to be awesome and then it got lame.
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I'm surprised this thread isn't around any more:
What are you drinking?
Totally bumped that thread.
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Totally bumped that thread.

So I see.... that one was worth a good read in its day.
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Yeah, but you'd have to resurrect Adriano as well.
[strike]Adriano[/strike] Adriana still lurks around these places.
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