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akwrencher

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I like that it doesn't actually close the thread, just a reminder that it's been a while since it was active . Seems like a good idea.
 

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Probably more appropriate over on POA than here. That site is more of a "current events" facebookish thing. This site is more of a technical repository, and therefore timeless. Adding new data to old is generally welcome as far as I'm concerned, so long as it's relevant.
 

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Probably more appropriate over on POA than here. That site is more of a "current events" facebookish thing. This site is more of a technical repository, and therefore timeless. Adding new data to old is generally welcome as far as I'm concerned, so long as it's relevant.
And provides better search ability verses having more threads on the same topic.


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It needs to state that new questions not really directed at the thread needs to be new threads.
This exactly ^ If someone really "needs" to reply to a necro-thread they should take a minute to start a new one. They could easily reference the old thread with a hot link if that is needed.

People come and go on forums. It is irritating when some one digs up an old thread and asks "Billybob" something about something from a thread with no activity for years. Just start a new one please.
 

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The warning message wording could be anything desired.
 

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I’ll have to look into what it would take to get a notice on a per thread basis. Is there a rule against posting on an old thread? Also, how many members think we need to check this out further?
 

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Also, how many members think we need to check this out further?
Since you are asking: I'm not bothered by new information added to a long-dormant thread, provided the new post is related to that subject. And on subjects we discuss frequently, I'd rather add to an existing thread than to have a new thread.
 
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I'm guessing it's probably a Xenforo plugin?

Note that it doesn't prohibit posting in an old thread, just asks the poster to think about it. I'd say more than half of posts to threads a year or more would be better as new threads.
 

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I love old threads being resurrected. Time passing to me is irrelevant.
Someone dug up an old gem. If it's not for you, live and let live.


Golden rule I live by (almost unanimously while browsing the "Recent Posts" list):

Browse the threads that interest you and you might want to contribute to.

If you see a thread you don't want to participate in or read in the recent list or else where, just don't click it.

If you do click it, and it still doesn't interest you, or you dislike it, wander off to another one you do like.
 
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So far it appears that things are fine as they are?
Would anyone find it annoying to have it added?

I'll check back again for more responses.
 
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