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    Could we have some opinions and guidance on old threads please.


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    If you think the topic itself or points raised in the discussion are worth another airing, start a new thread. Rather than resurrecting it as is, pick the eyes out of the best of the earlier contributions and use those, along with your own perspective, to start a new discussion.

    There's no harm in linking to a previous thread if you need to show where you got a comment or an idea from. My preference would be that, in a science based discussion, it's worth revisiting if there is new information, research or observations dealing with the topic.

    Remember, when you resurrect an old post you're asking the rest of us to read or re-read a whole heap of earlier comments to make sense of your new comment. If it's worth discussing, it's worth the little bit of effort it would take for you, wanting the topic raised, to put the focus where you want it to frame the new discussion.


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    Its also important to note that the watchlists of all forum members were erased in the software update in July. Thus anything from before that will not result in the contributors to those threads being notified.

    I still recommend locking of the pre summer 2011 threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    If you think the topic itself or points raised in the discussion are worth another airing, start a new thread. Rather than resurrecting it as is, pick the eyes out of the best of the earlier contributions and use those, along with your own perspective, to start a new discussion.

    There's no harm in linking to a previous thread if you need to show where you got a comment or an idea from. My preference would be that, in a science based discussion, it's worth revisiting if there is new information, research or observations dealing with the topic.

    Remember, when you resurrect an old post you're asking the rest of us to read or re-read a whole heap of earlier comments to make sense of your new comment. If it's worth discussing, it's worth the little bit of effort it would take for you, wanting the topic raised, to put the focus where you want it to frame the new discussion.
    I hadn't really looked at it that way, I kind of thought that most members who'd already contributed to a thread would know what was on it and resent having to retype the same opinion but I guess your right if it's old it's easy to forget what's been on something older. I'm quite happy to go along with making new threads though, are you thinking we should go with Paleoichneum's idea for a month or Lynx's 6 months?

    Also I would support Paleoichneum's idea for locking old threads because I sometimes just look on certain members profiles to what threads they've started if I think their opinions are particularly valid and don't always notice that some of these can be quite old, so locking would stop that from happening.
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