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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-04-2019, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all!

A lot of threads have some excellent posts in them already but may have more potential for information being developed by other members only reading them months later.

Am wondering what the right action to take is when I have a comment and would like to post in an older thread which has been inactive for months? Should I start a new thread or should I continue posting within that inactive existing thread?

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I thought when you put a new post in an old thread it brings the old thread back to the top of the list again.
So if you post to an old thread it should show in bold letters again.
Have you tried that?
Can anyone clarify this?
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I thought when you put a new post in an old thread it brings the old thread back to the top of the list again.
So if you post to an old thread it should show in bold letters again.
Have you tried that?
Can anyone clarify this?
Yes, exactly. There have been threads over 10 years old that have been “resurrected”. Maybe longer in other people’s experience. People WILL see it as it pops to the top again, and respond if it is interesting - or make lighthearted fun of you if you are answering a specific question someone asked 10 years ago - a few have done this by accident, but at least it means people are using the search function.

So people will see it for sure, but whether it would be better to add to the old thread or start a new one - pretty much up to your judgment.
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IMO it kind of makes sense to keep developing with the subject (original thread)... I mean sometimes people may be asking about a subject and this way it becomes rich in different views... I find good subjects and info are never really dated... sure lines change and to some extent technique however the basics usually stay the same.

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