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What is the attraction to old threads?

Discussion in 'Members Lounge' started by Reloadron, Aug 11, 2018 at 6:49 AM.

  1. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Using this thread as an example what is the attraction for new members to old and ancient threads? Yes, I can understand sometimes adding new information to an old thread where it may benefit the overall thread content but I don't see that in the linked thread. Often new members come in and dig out an ancient thread, add a few words and place an old thread at the top of the pile. What's with that? If an oven controller board mystery transformer has not been fixed in close to ten years I would guess the thread is done, well done. :)

    Ron
     
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    Might be a record.
    Five revivals!.
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  3. Nigel Goodwin

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    I would suggest they get to the threads from google, and not by actually looking up old threads on the forum.
     
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    I can't answer for anyone but me. But when first getting into this stuff, when I found a thread that was close or on topic to what I was doing, I posted to it. Because -
    1. I was so happy to finally find something, after searching for so long.
    2. I didn't know any better, to look at the dates.
     
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  6. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    I agree as to Google Nigel. However, then after finding a thread on Google they still need to join the forum in order to post in it. I can see adding, even to an older thread when there is something constructive to add but using the thread I sited I see nothing new or constructive. Just one of those things that beats the heck out of me. :)

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    It is not just here. Having been a Mod in another forum, I see this all the time. There are several reasons;

    You'd be surprised how many "one post wonders" (young & old) are simply oblivious to the dates.---Even if it is flat out posted on the first page.
    For one reason or another, there is the urge to respond especially when he/she is faced with the same situation.
    It tends to go in spurts--as if a whole set of new comers just joined the internet forums.. not counting language barriers.
     
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  9. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Now that you mention it I wouldn't really be surprised. Years ago I moderated in the old Maximum PC forums and saw it all the time. Guess I just never thought back that far. :) Yes, pretty much exactly as you described.

    Ron
     
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    I moderate another forum and find a lot of bumped posts are by bots.
     
  11. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Ah yes, enter the bots. :)

    Ron
     
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    Reloadron Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    This morning in another forum. The thread was not real old but the thread title was:
    How do i increase the frequency range of a radio ( receiver )

    Here is this mornings reply:
    "The measure of flavor that curry has relies upon what spices are incorporated. Many curry powder formulas call for cayenne powder, which contains capsaicin and can be very red hot".

    I removed the link in the word "spices".

    Ron
     
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    lol

    Chips and toast :p
     

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