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Re: Resurrecting old threads

PostPosted:Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:23 am
by Sir Morley Steven
I did this in a thread recently to demonstrate that the subject was not only discussed before, but a totally conflicting view was expressed by a forumite.

I can’t see why the mods think it should be curbed. It was relevant.

Re: Resurrecting old threads

PostPosted:Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:46 pm
by Flyin'Dutch'
Most of the time quote or reference will do the job.

Resurrecting old threads which are often several pages long is contra productive.

Re: Resurrecting old threads

PostPosted:Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:06 pm
by mikehallam
Why precisely ?
mike hallam.

Re: Resurrecting old threads

PostPosted:Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:28 pm
by Sir Morley Steven
In this case it was relevant. In my view, of course.

Re: Resurrecting old threads

PostPosted:Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:40 pm
by Paultheparaglider
Flyin'Dutch' wrote:Most of the time quote or reference will do the job.

Resurrecting old threads which are often several pages long is contra productive.


It might be a case of trying to teach granny forumites to suck eggs, but I wonder how well known it is that you can link direct to a post in the thread, and this might be sometimes more helpful than resurrecting the whole thread.

In my Nexus tablet, you do this by holding on the post number in question, and the select the option "copy link address".

As an example, I've linked below to FD's post I have quoted above.

viewtopic.php?p=1606805#p1606805

Re: Resurrecting old threads

PostPosted:Wed May 02, 2018 4:29 pm
by chevvron
Where exactly is 'copy link address'? I can't see it on my screen.

Re: Resurrecting old threads

PostPosted:Wed May 02, 2018 4:38 pm
by JonathanB
If you're on a normal computer, right-click on the post number in the top right (#1608911 in your case above) and you should find it (or something worded similarly) in the drop down.

Re: Resurrecting old threads

PostPosted:Fri May 18, 2018 7:43 am
by Geldard
I think that, for example, we have had at least three goes at talking about “the best folding bicycles for flying” where we have had to repeat our posts.
Reviving a past thread here would not result in ‘old’ material, but information that is still relevant and save he time and hassle of duplication.

Re: Resurrecting old threads

PostPosted:Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:26 pm
by Bill McCarthy
There seems to be Egyptian Pharoah transport in the top left - an aircraft fuselage with a rotor atop.