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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:49 am    Post subject: Digging up old threads Reply with quote

It would be nice if there was a way to lock all threads that are more than 5-6 years old. Every once in a while some rookie will dig up a 10 year old post to add some pointless dribble. Many time the OP is long gone and won't be back to see or respond to new posts.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2023 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: Digging up old threads Reply with quote

Sometimes it's helpful to continue an old topic.

If you find someone "grave digs" a topic for no reason, hi REPORT or PM a moderator.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: Digging up old threads Reply with quote

Also, from an administrative point, it's an easy way to catch spammers. They love to gravedig.

But, yes, hit report if it seems useless, we'll take a look and remove bs posts.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:17 am    Post subject: Re: Digging up old threads Reply with quote

Yes - Please REPORT it as this will help us keep things clean.

Yes - If it's a new question related to the topic, it can make sense.

We try to remove anything new on super old threads that didn't add anything useful like "Thanks for the info!"

Or people post to ask the original guy "Do you have this for sale" when they haven't visited the site in years... plus this is the sort of thing that should be done via private contact.

Sometimes people do a search and pop 4-5 old topics with same question too - Multiple posts like that are annoying and are removed when seen.

If it's some weird short post like "Great info!" sometimes it's a spammer so if you notice it's a new user too, definitely hit Report so we can check it out.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: Digging up old threads Reply with quote

I'm guessing you mean this post as I saw it but didn't realize he gravedug the thread:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=9992205#9992205

Agree with you here... but I'll leave it there for a while as an example of what you mean
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: Digging up old threads Reply with quote

I know there can be good reasons to continue an old thread. It is the grave diggers adding some worthless BS that can be annoying.

Thanks for mentioning the report button.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: Digging up old threads Reply with quote

vwracerdave wrote:
I know there can be good reasons to continue an old thread. It is the grave diggers adding some worthless BS that can be annoying.

Thanks for mentioning the report button.

The "real" problem is when you're the 3rd or more person to reply to an old topic you generally don't realize that it's old. I got into the habit of looking when the topic was started, before clicking on it, so I know if its an old topic or not.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2023 12:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Digging up old threads Reply with quote

There's really no reason to do a search for old posts on a topic, if those old posts can not be updated with new and relevant information. I'm inclined to think there should be a lot MORE digging up, and adding to, old threads.

A worthless add to an old topic is a worthless add to any topic.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2023 12:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Digging up old threads Reply with quote

A five year post about a 50 year old car doesn't strike me as "old" or irrelevant! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Digging up old threads Reply with quote

kreemoweet wrote:
There's really no reason to do a search for old posts on a topic, if those old posts can not be updated with new and relevant information. I'm inclined to think there should be a lot MORE digging up, and adding to, old threads.

A worthless add to an old topic is a worthless add to any topic.


New and/or current info to an old post is definitely Ok.
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