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#31 Old 02-15-2010, 08:16 PM
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The only time I think resurrecting threads is dumb is when someone gives advice to a poster on a relationship or life issue from some stupid amount of time like five years ago. It makes you feel like posting "hey dickhead, the OP got divorced, them married, and divorced again since they wrote this thread".

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#32 Old 02-16-2010, 11:21 AM
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The only time I think resurrecting threads is dumb is when someone gives advice to a poster on a relationship or life issue from some stupid amount of time like five years ago. It makes you feel like posting "hey dickhead, the OP got divorced, them married, and divorced again since they wrote this thread".







Not just relationship advice, either, but anything where someone is looking for assistance on a particular issue, which was probably resolved within days or weeks of the original thread. I recently had someone revive a thread I started 14 months ago on another forum, to which I was able to respond by telling them I moved past that question more than a year ago.



But other general discussions, where the advice might be useful to anyone searching for that information, I can see it. And I revive my own threads sometimes, just to follow up and let people know how certain things turned out.



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The only time I think resurrecting threads is dumb is when someone gives advice to a poster on a relationship or life issue from some stupid amount of time like five years ago. It makes you feel like posting "hey dickhead, the OP got divorced, them married, and divorced again since they wrote this thread".

Nice attitude to have toward people who are so anxious to help someone that they fail to notice the date of a thread...

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#34 Old 02-16-2010, 12:24 PM
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Nice attitude to have toward people who are so anxious to help someone that they fail to notice the date of a thread...



Yes, that's a good point.



However, if a thread is 5 years old, the person resurrecting it would have had to dig for it. And wouldn't it make sense that something you had to dig for is probably pretty old?

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#35 Old 02-16-2010, 12:25 PM
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Yes, that's a good point.



However, if a thread is 5 years old, the person resurrecting it would have had to dig for it. And wouldn't it make sense that something you had to dig for is probably pretty old?



Or they googled it or searched for it because they are in a similar situation and failed to notice the date
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Yes, that's a good point.



However, if a thread is 5 years old, the person resurrecting it would have had to dig for it. And wouldn't it make sense that something you had to dig for is probably pretty old?

But we dig for lots of things on this site, or we get yelled at for not digging. When you do a search, you'll get lots of threads with the key words, even old ones. Before I read this, I didn't really even realise that there were dates on the threads, I just never looked. And, when I read Pixelle's comment, I felt like I was called a "dickhead" for that. People should be nice.
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Or they googled it or searched for it because they are in a similar situation and failed to notice the date



Well, sure everyone should give new folks some slack.



But for people who've been here for a while...

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Well, sure everyone should give new folks some slack.



But for people who've been here for a while...



I've been here a while, but had no idea until this week that this placed people firmly in the "dickhead" catagory. Ya learn something new everyday.
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I've been here a while, but had no idea until this week that this placed people firmly in the "dickhead" catagory. Ya learn something new everyday.



Well, I think that some people do tend to be dickheads, but you're not among them.



Nor is anyone by virtue of accidentally resurrecting an out of date thread, IMO.
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I've been here a while, but had no idea until this week that this placed people firmly in the "dickhead" catagory. Ya learn something new everyday.



BTW, I wasn't the person that said "dick head", nor did I indicate that I agree with that assessment.



As some have already said..



Resurrecting a thread to provide relevant information is fine, but to open the thread years after the OP has probably moved on/resolved the issue is a different story.



For example, I recently resurrected mu old thread about my adult sister living with our parents for most of her adult life because she is getting married and will be moving out. That's new and relevant.



But if I resurrected it just to say, I still hold a grudge, well that's not new and doesn't add anything to the conversation that already took place when the thread was originally started.

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Someone resurrected and old thread and a post turned up in my email . For the life of me , I couldn't remember posting/subscribing to that thread .



I opened the thread up and found I was the OP
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Before I read this, I didn't really even realise that there were dates on the threads, I just never looked. And, when I read Pixelle's comment, I felt like I was called a "dickhead" for that. People should be nice.





Woops, I see my Aussie colloquialisms are dropping me in the **** again.



Can you cut me some slack for cultural differences Treehugger cos in Australia it's very common for insulting terms like "ya dickhead", "ya *******" and ****er etc to be used in a friendly, lighthearted way as terms of endearment. Sorry if it caused anyone any offense cos none was meant at all!



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depends....if its important or the issue is important maybe....but probs not from like 5 or 6 years ago.
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I totally do. Especially if it's a situational update, new information, or a new question on the same topic.

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#45 Old 02-17-2010, 05:40 AM
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Well, I think that some people do tend to be dickheads, but you're not among them.



Nor is anyone by virtue of accidentally resurrecting an out of date thread, IMO.



aww thanks mlp (and now the others are going to wonder which ones are...lol)



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Woops, I see my Aussie colloquialisms are dropping me in the **** again.



Can you cut me some slack for cultural differences Treehugger cos in Australia it's very common for insulting terms like "ya dickhead", "ya *******" and ****er etc to be used in a friendly, lighthearted way as terms of endearment. Sorry if it caused anyone any offense cos none was meant at all!



Group hug!




Sorry I got my panties in a bunch. I can be over sensitive and it's hard to know how things are being said when reading them vs actually hearing them. Now when I read your posts, I will "hear" your Assie accent!



(I'll tell the mean voices in the head, who tell me I've done stupid things, to settle down.)
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Now when I read your posts, I will "hear" your Assie accent!





Assie? My accent isn't THAT bad.

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Assie? My accent isn't THAT bad.



BAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! guess I wasn't over the dickhead comment...lol J/K I should never type pre-coffee!
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I want to call people dickheads too!



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