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Answered Bringing threads back from the dead

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by mjbskwim, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Man OH man I wish I knew how to do a screen shot! Perfect example right there as I write this,to what I'm taliking about.
    When you scroll down to the bottom of a thread or post in a thread,there is the "similar threads" box.There are threads in there from the last world war! I clicked on one that was Dixie Lee Ray talking about gun control!:eek:
    So the suggestion would be that maybe there should be a date cut off of how old a thread would be to be in that box? Say a year old,18mo? Some can be relevant like the animal threads,always timely. But the last one I looked at was about a gunman being shot in Edmonds in 2012? 13? Excuse the pun but that topic is dead and gone
    And I know it would be impossible to go thru each thread and weigh it's importance to today's going ons so the date seemed the best way
     
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  2. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    What you mention, I noticed myself. Just a guess, I'd imagine benefits of being a paid member would give more search options from the archives. Like I've done, keep digging and open in new windows ;)
     
  3. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I'm guilty of posting in a old thread from the dead , before realizing just how old it is.
    But hey Zombies are popular now , so maybe I'm finally getting hip? .... Naw , I kinda doubt it. LOL
    Andy
     
  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Agreed!

    Adding a comment to a thread from 2011 when it is 2016 is a bit off putting as it is often irrelevant 5 years later.

    I've always been a fan of starting new threads that are tailored to my specific issue or question.

    But then people will bash you for not useing the search engine to look at old threads...:confused:

    I like the locking them after a certain amount of time has gone by idea.
     
  5. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    sound like more of an operator error to me:p
     
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  6. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    Ok you were all thinking it so

    night-of-the-living-thread.jpg
     
  7. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Me too.
     
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  8. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    EEK!
    Well in a zombie apocalypse I'd be safe ... I lost my mind years ago , no brains to worry about.
    Andy
     
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  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Hey if it was a fun thread but it' OK to start a new thread.
    Heck with the ones bashing you for not searching. I visit enough that I probably saw a thread on it.If not I'll start a new one. If I missed it,you can link it.Which many do.
    No bashing needed though
    Remember be nice:D
     
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  10. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I dunno, I quite enjoy giving the person a hard time who posts in a 7 year old thread unknowingly
     
  11. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Youtube kind of has that with
    "Legacy comments"

    Essentially after a certain period of time (1 year or so) a thread could be locked unless revived by the OP but still kept intact for information purposes.
     
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  12. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Zombie! :s0112::s0012:

    Unfortunately there isn't a way to differentiate between the ones which are relevant (such as information threads) and the ones which aren't when listing them in the Similar Threads box.

    From a policy standpoint we leave it up to the individual to decide whether they should bump an old thread or create a new one. If it's something timeless, such as 'show your guns', then we'd prefer the old thread get bumped (and will sometimes merge the old and the new).
     
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