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Forum topic by Ron Aylor posted 04-21-2017 07:38 PM 475 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ron Aylor

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04-21-2017 07:38 PM

For those of you that make comments on 2 to 3, sometimes 6 year old dead threads … why would you do that? Are you just that far behind in reading posts? I’m not trying to start a fracas … just curious … thanks!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 04-21-2017 07:45 PM

I’ve noticed that most of those replys on old threads are from new members who typically ran across them searching for some specific issue they had… and don’t really pay attention to the date of the last post. Sometimes, it can be appropriate… but other times, not so much… Like replying “yes, I have one and love it, you should buy it” to a thread from 5 years prior asking about something found on Craigslist :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Rrrandy

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#2 posted 04-21-2017 08:03 PM

Some threads never become dead and are viable for almost ever. I can go back to 2007 to get information on the Veritas card scraper burnisher and ask what people think about it today. Or, I could just start a new thread. Either way works.

-- Y'all need to locate a sense of humor. Borrow one if you can't find yours...

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Ron Aylor

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#3 posted 04-21-2017 08:07 PM

Well … perhaps it’s just me … I find it maddening!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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ChuckV

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#4 posted 04-21-2017 08:16 PM

I guess some threads just never lose their relevancy:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/39545

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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ShaneA

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#5 posted 04-21-2017 08:16 PM

Some of the older ones may still be valid or not time sensitive like Randy pointed out. The ones seeking buying advice on a CL listing from 4 years ago don’t hold too much reason to comment on.

I dunno…comment on the ones you like, pass on the ones you don’t? we all sort of use it in different ways. There will always be some golden oldies drug back out.

How about the one against Scott Phillips and his show? that was is like Rasputin.

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Rick_M

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#6 posted 04-21-2017 08:45 PM

Remember the guy who was making it his life’s mission to answer every unanswered thread, even a notice about a meeting that happened 5 years ago.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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