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Unread 09-04-2019, 02:09 PM   #1
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What's the etiquette regarding adding to an old thread? Am I better off starting a new thread on the same subject or adding to an old (+3 years) thread?
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It's perfectly OK to add to an old thread... Doing so will rejuvenate the thread and will bring it back to the top. There's certainly no harm in that.





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Absolutely - what Dean said..

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OK thanks -- I love the ability to search threads -- so much info hidden in these pages
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Of course, there are a few threads that don't need resurrecting, but it ought to be obvious which ones those are
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And in the great circle of life for the inter-webs - someday, this thread may be found by a searcher and resurrected too.

I favor revisiting old threads to add new postings when there is new insight or information to share. This gives me the benefit of collective prior history all in one place.
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agreed - if there is a story that can be added to - consider it like a revised edition of a book - if the author finds new information, he adds it to the existing narrative, wouldn't make a lot of sense to exclude the history and leave the new stuff hanging out there on its own

I would only add that if you are afraid the original thread was already too long, or your new post is taking an obvious tangent - you can always add a link to the old thread just as a reference
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