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Old 03-23-2009, 06:34 PM   #16
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Out of curiosity, does "old threads being accidentally posted to" rank high on the list of perceived problems here at LQ for many members?

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Old 03-23-2009, 07:33 PM   #17
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I think it would be prefered not being able to reply at all after a certain period of time.
Even if the topic is exactly the same users can link or quote the closed thread if they feel like it.
Ive recently "revived" an old thread, and a mod seperated my post as a seperate thread using the original's title and i couldnt change the title.
Maybe i revived the wrong thread but it was very annoying despite that.

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Old 03-24-2009, 08:02 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
Out of curiosity, does "old threads being accidentally posted to" rank high on the list of perceived problems here at LQ for many members?
More evidence if you want it

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...88#post3485988
 
Old 03-24-2009, 08:15 AM   #19
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Out of curiosity, does "old threads being accidentally posted to" rank high on the list of perceived problems here at LQ for many members?

--jeremy
No

My perspective is only that old threads tend to have old data. On occasion, a new post can be very confusing if the reader fails to notice that the thread is old.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 01:26 PM   #20
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I've seen it on several occasions. Most times I find it more humorous than bothersome.

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Old 03-24-2009, 03:33 PM   #21
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An alternative suggestion: perhaps the Search function should use a default value of the "past 6 months" rather than the current "Any Date" in the "Find Posts From" option. Members who want to search further back would still be able to so, but would simply need to take the step of explicitly specifying it.
 
  


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