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Old 12-14-2012, 02:38 PM   #16
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The problem with that is there are many old threads here that were dealt with long before marking them as Solved was possible.

On occasion I do see old threads resurrected that I initiated and mark them as Resolved because of it but I've never gone back to mark all my ancient threads thusly.
 
Old 12-14-2012, 06:56 PM   #17
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Perhaps you've never gone back to those ancient threads because you've never been "reminded" by emails from this site telling you that they were still open/pending/unresolved/waiting-for-something-to-happen?
 
Old 12-17-2012, 08:24 AM   #18
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Perhaps you've never gone back to those ancient threads because you've never been "reminded" by emails from this site telling you that they were still open/pending/unresolved/waiting-for-something-to-happen?
Possibly but if I suddenly got emails about threads from when I joined in 2005 until now I'd likely block it as spam.
 
Old 12-17-2012, 03:59 PM   #19
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There ARE some legitimate reasons to reply to an old thread though, so we can't make it impossible, although the significant majority of necroposts are not generally beneficial to the thread.
here is a good example of why sometimes a thread needs to be updated

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5/#post4828205

This was not a VERY old thread ,but the program in question has gone through some very significant changes
qt3 and gtk2 gui to a QT4 gui


and a search here , for the program,pops up the post .
 
  


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