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  1. Jun 22, 2019 #1

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    On the Pilots of America forums, if you try to reply to an old thread (more than 1 year, I think), you get this:

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    Is this something we can add here? POA is also on Xenforo.
     
  2. Jun 22, 2019 #2

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    Build logs would need to be exempt from that....
     
  3. Jun 22, 2019 #3

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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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  4. Jun 22, 2019 #4

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    Reminder yes!
    Block no!
    Some of us old farts like to have all the information about one subject on a single thread .... with updates sometimes years apart.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2019 #5

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    I would also vote for a warning message rather than an outright block in posting. I have gained valuable knowledge from old threads that have been bumped. If they weren't I would have missed them completely!
     
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  6. Jun 23, 2019 #6

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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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  7. Jun 23, 2019 #7

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    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.
     
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  9. Jun 23, 2019 #9

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    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.
     
  10. Aug 14, 2019 #10

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    The warning message wording could be anything desired.
     
  11. Aug 14, 2019 #11

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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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    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 agree with Vigilant1.

    What would be useful to me would be to have the thread subject displayed at the top of each reply block.


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  14. Aug 14, 2019 #14

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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.
     
  15. Aug 14, 2019 #15

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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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