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PostSubject: Crusty, oldy, moldy threads.    Crusty, oldy, moldy threads.  Icon_minitimeDecember 20th 2013, 8:08 am

I would just like to remind people about old threads, sometimes you see someone wipe cobwebs and give a suggestion to say a problem thread that is 5 months old.

Now, i dont see a issue trying to make a good suggestion on how to fix a problem that might be not your every day "bad coil" or something, like a carb that is defective for something.

Maybe if someone wanted to help someone out with a not-so-everyday problem, make a thread and so others can look up and read it before asking whats wrong. Thanks!  santa 
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PostSubject: Re: Crusty, oldy, moldy threads.    Crusty, oldy, moldy threads.  Icon_minitimeDecember 20th 2013, 9:00 am

Red, I respectfully disagree. I run into this a lot searching for info to fix stuff on cars/trucks. Instead of just one thread with everyone chiming in on there solution to the problem, you get 18 threads you have to search through because people are afraid of bringing up a old thread, just because its old. IMHO its much better to keep all the info in one thread, to make it easier for others to find the info to fix there own problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Crusty, oldy, moldy threads.    Crusty, oldy, moldy threads.  Icon_minitimeDecember 20th 2013, 9:19 am

Theres a fine line. If the last post in a thread is over a year old, dont revive it unless its absolutely nessecary. If its a few months, its ok. Bit dont ppst repeat advice in old threads.


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PostSubject: Re: Crusty, oldy, moldy threads.    Crusty, oldy, moldy threads.  Icon_minitimeDecember 20th 2013, 11:30 am

Its not so bad if the new poster has genuinely valuable information to add, it can indeed make future searches more fruitful. However- lots of times dead threads are bumped for no good at all. This gets infuriating after awhile. We got so tired of it on DIYGK that we recently set threads to auto-lock after 6 months of inactivity. If there is a need after that time to add to it, the staff are more than willing to unlock it again.
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PostSubject: Re: Crusty, oldy, moldy threads.    Crusty, oldy, moldy threads.  Icon_minitimeDecember 20th 2013, 1:25 pm

"bumping" old threads is annoying, I agree with that
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PostSubject: Re: Crusty, oldy, moldy threads.    Crusty, oldy, moldy threads.  Icon_minitimeDecember 20th 2013, 11:02 pm

Hmmm, I guess i have to see it from other points of views, it does get frustrating when someone says "i have no spark" (finds out its a bad coil) Tells people that they resolved the problem and 5 months later people are still suggesting things, but like doug said theres a fine line. I guess, yes it can be good, or bad, just every situation is different.  scratch 
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