Replying to old threads
08-28-2006, 04:32 PM
It seems that there is an unwritten rule on this forum that you should not reply to old threads. When someone does it he usually gets flamed and a moderator closes that thread. I would just like to know why that is? What is wrong with replying to an old thread if you have a useful comment or question to add to the discussion? It seems more efficient to simply rewive the old discussion instead of start a new one.
08-28-2006, 04:36 PM
More often than not, we got new members that reply to threads with questions that have long since been answered. In cases like you are stating--adding and continuing the discussion--it depends on the moderator. Depending on the age of the issue, sometimes it IS better to start a new thread. In many cases, if the post is a well thought out post that does indeed add a new angle to the dead discussion, we let it stay open. It's just very rare that that happens. You feel me?
08-28-2006, 04:52 PM
The rule is not unwritten, it's in the user guidelines - about time you read them?
08-29-2006, 09:57 AM
I will also add, that if a member feels that a discussion need to continue on a thread older than three months, they can start a new thread and provide a link to the old one. But that is only in cases such as new information that the older discussion has not covered.
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