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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Old thread resurrections

There have been a few old threads brought back to life lately.

My guess is that new members/members who don't post very much can't find the 'Post New Thread' button.

Just being on the home page, active topic page, new post page (or any page really), the 'Post New Thread' button does not present itself.

I realize that you need to be IN a forum to post a new thread, but I bet new members/guests don't.

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There's nothing wrong with resurrecting an old thread....as long as it pertains to the subject that you are talking about...

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On that exact subject (relating to the tread you're posting to)...... here's one from today.

https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/v...ce-tucson.html

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Its really rather easy to resurrect an old thread if you're not paying close attention. The main VMF page has a whole list of old threads titled popular discussions and a google search for any specific topic on an old mustang will net you as many as you can stomach.

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Since the forum has been tied in with Google search (and incidentally, hosted on Google's servers) more than a few people have been attracted to the forum by some antique thread that popped up through a Google search and then they feel compelled to join and reply to that thread for some reason. As long as it isn't commercially motivated, I don't mind really. Some of those old threads remind me of members long gone that were prime reasons for me joining the forum myself. LOTS of great info and discussion back in the archives. OK, and some weird stuff that frankly doesn't need to see the light of day again too.
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OK, and some weird stuff that frankly doesn't need to see the light of day again too.
Ok, now I'm intrigued.


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I am not complaining, but I rarely use the built in search feature on VMF as it is far inferior to what I get on Google (for VMF links). And yes that pulls up old threads which I often find my answer... I think a lot of people that resurrect old threads are new to forums in general and don't know any better. I agree though that it is cool to see old threads sometimes, and often they are still totally relevant.

But near 20 year old threads should probably stay dead....

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And yet, when someone makes a new thread asking an old question, someone always links an old thread.
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And yet, when someone makes a new thread asking an old question, someone always links an old thread.
Isn't that the way it should be?

I'm all for the resurrection of old threads. You learn a lot from past members.

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Isn't that the way it should be?
Im wondering what the purpose of this thread is?


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Im wondering what the purpose of this thread is?
Whats the purpose of anything?

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Since the forum has been tied in with Google search (and incidentally, hosted on Google's servers) more than a few people have been attracted to the forum by some antique thread that popped up through a Google search and then they feel compelled to join and reply to that thread for some reason. As long as it isn't commercially motivated, I don't mind really. Some of those old threads remind me of members long gone that were prime reasons for me joining the forum myself. LOTS of great info and discussion back in the archives. OK, and some weird stuff that frankly doesn't need to see the light of day again too.
Dead thread Resurrection doesn't really bother me ,i t's just fun to poke fun

Besides it mostly means someone was doing a search
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But near 20 year old threads should probably stay dead....

Even those threads are still 30 years newer than our cars. So the threads value really only depends on content and not age.
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Even those threads are still 30 years newer than our cars. So the threads value really only depends on content and not age.
Harrumph!
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Too bad we can't pull up the OLD forum.... I miss Moped Boy.

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