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Thread: How Old is Too Old?

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    Default How Old is Too Old?

    To Bump up threads?

    Newbies, including myself look into old threads to check out the forum.

    I have seen a member recently actually pushing for people to do this rather then post a new thread.

    How old does a thread have to be before it is too old to bump up and just be plain annoying?

    A few days, a week two?


    I know I have seen a few interesting ones and felt like commenting but chose not to as I have seen people get a bit offside.

    Just to add Im not talking about the contraversial ones just informative ones!
    Last edited by Bulldog_Lover; 06-23-2011 at 01:35 PM. Reason: omg shocking spelling
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    I don't think there is ever alimit, unless it is for a thread that is affected by time. For example, someone advertising a free dog 12 months ago. There is no point in dredging a thread like that up.

    If the thread is still relevant, then I say go for it!

    I don't agree that people should (nor do they anyway) look for old threads on subjects either. If you are tired of answering the same questions or discussing the same things then I guess it is easy to just simply not post in duplicate threads.
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    I'm with Anne on this one.

    If the OP is long gone, the subject has been changed, the question answered, etc, no point bumping.

    But some threads are meant to be bumped, ie the ones asking for an opinion on what breed you like or the games threads etc.

    Sometimes you just want followup - ie to find out what happened about something - so it might be ok to bump that thread.

    But I hate when someone asks for help with their itchy dog - they get a bunch of answers, and then they post their dog is all sorted and happy now, and then someone else posts another answer, which is exactly the same as one already given, or worse that was tried and discarded - ie they bump an old thread without reading through the relevant posts... sheesh.

    It's like when you've been having a conversation, you've finished, moved on, and someone chimes in with their 2cents really really late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    It's like when you've been having a conversation, you've finished, moved on, and someone chimes in with their 2cents really really late.
    LMAO, my mother is a culpit of this!
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    Old threads don't bother me at all if you have something useful to contribute. Even ones like the OP asking how to toilet train a year ago.
    Obviously the dog would be trained after a year, but if you (or someone else) has some extra information that could be helpful to future readers then I say go for it.

    If it is a thread that goes on for a while and the OP's dog dies or something awful happens then it's better to let that thread go even if you have info for it.
    I don't think they would be too happy about getting a notification of a reply to their thread only to find it was info on what they should have done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    LMAO, my mother is a culpit of this!
    To be honest, I am known for this as well.

    (I had to add a cheer emoticon as there aren't any 'embarrassed' faced ones!)
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