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post #1 of 8 Old 02-24-2019, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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Is anyone else having this issue where occasionally an old thread suddenly shows up as an active topic despite it being several years since the last post? I didn't notice the date on one until after I posted...then immediately felt stupid for bringing the dead back to life.
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What is wrong with bringing a "dead" thread back to life if there is new information to be added?


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It's not that...it's a thread that hasn't been touched for years suddenly showing as an active topic...
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Are you sure the last post was old? often someone new searches for a particular topic, finds it and posts on it, not realising it died 4 years previously. then someone else (like yourself) doesnt read the dates and zooom, of we go again.
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Is anyone else having this issue where occasionally an old thread suddenly shows up as an active topic despite it being several years since the last post? I didn't notice the date on one until after I posted...then immediately felt stupid for bringing the dead back to life.
Don't feel bad, I did it myself this week. It doesn't matter, the old threads come back up because someone is interested in the topic. Perhaps others reading will benefit from what you posted.
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I always benefit from the older topics I come thru even if its been non active for awhile. Like kenbo topic nothing special on his fliptop bench like how well it is holding up right now after a few years.

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Don't feel bad, I did it myself this week. It doesn't matter, the old threads come back up because someone is interested in the topic. Perhaps others reading will benefit from what you posted.
At least you get the feeling the new poster did some research before bring up the old thread, if it helps then all is good.

What bothers me are the spammers that bring back threads connected to what they are promoting.

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At least you get the feeling the new poster did some research before bring up the old thread, if it helps then all is good.

What bothers me are the spammers that bring back threads connected to what they are promoting.
It can't be all icing, the old threads bring us new members. Unfortunately it brings us spamers too. Still I would trade all the new spamers for you know who that keeps coming back.
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