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Theres alot of info and good questions asked on threads and threads created on this site. So i notice when I read some of these threads i read aome responses like ah another one of these questions or you should search the forums or they give a link to something to read. Well at times I have a question about a post that may be years old on here. Or I want to ask certain topic that was asked a while back. Now I get alot of answers covered in some of these threads but where my questions come in. Is it worse to reply on an old thread that's been created and ask a question to maybe what they were talking about to get an answer or to just create a new thread about the same or very similar subject? before i recently joined here I could view every topic I didn't even have to be a member here. I joined to talk about fishing,lures, and to meet people. Another question is even if maybe a topic has been discussed is it wrong of me to create a topic to talk about a lure that may have another person's view on the matter that wasn't a member 6 months or years ago or even a month ago talk about a topic with me that may have a different opinion. I'm just asking because I want to discuss alot of subjects and I love talking about fishing and the main reason i joined was to talk about it. Otherwise I could of just typed in google bass resource favorite time to throw a rattletrap as an example and seen the 18 different threads on it thats been created already. I just want to know when Is It good to discuss old topics or create new ones thats been discussed before since most have already? Thanks

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Just go for it man, definitely read old threads because there are some real gems but don't be afraid to post a topic

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Well I'm also wondering if its a topic that's been created is it better to bring that post back from the dead or create a new one if i want to talk about it or ask questions on it. 

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I like old topics that come back up, and if you quote a certain section to help with your question all the better.  Some things change over time like a 100 dollar rod will change every year so those will be of little use.  

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Alright cool. There's so much thats been talked about on here and covered. It's amazing. I love that anyone can come here most questions have been answered but everyone on any subject can do it a different way or may have a different approach, tactic, tip, idea that may have been covered in a thread but at the same time there's so many members on here that maybe only a few actually answered and other topics came up and that topic got buried in the graveyard And maybe someone didnt see it or they learned a new trick or tip since then that may be beneficial to other members or myself. theres also posts that I would like to add a tip or 2 on. But this topic was discussed in 2013 or the thread was last replied on

 However there may be 10 other threads on It since then that may have given the tip I'm trying to give people. But i honestly dont want to scroll through pages of 10 different threads to see if anyone has given the advice I'm trying to give or scroll through 10 different threads with multiple pages each just to find an answer I'm looking for sometimes.  Id rather just ask and communicate.  than spend time hunting it down. 

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9 minutes ago, Justin62882 said:

Well I'm also wondering if its a topic that's been created is it better to bring that post back from the dead or create a new one if i want to talk about it or ask questions on it. 

I’m certainly not a vet to this forum, but have been using forums for other interests for about a decade and a half.

 

In my opinion there is absolutely nothing wrong with bringing a thread back to the top.

 

In many cases it’s a better idea, because all those who reply will know that you have already read through all of the thread and expect that you now know the information previously commented in the thread. This helps with the context of the discussion related to questions you may have.

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Eggroll, Alright that does make more sense. I just figured I'd ask. I just dont want to get responses of why is this 5 year old thread being brought back up or this thread is dead. Just sometimes the thread may be dead but that topic to some fisherman isn't you know what i mean. So i figured I'd ask the people thats been on this forum for years what they would prefer in that situation

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There's always going to be those people that will nay-say and bah-humbug either way, so... best advice after having ran several forums in the past, is do whichever you think will benefit you and/or the community best. If you think an old topic may be good to bring back because maybe you can contribute something new, or would like to ask about something specifically on there because yes things do change, go for it. But if you think an old topic doesn't quite have what you need, then post a new topic. If you want to cut back on "oh, this old dinosaur topic again?" comments, then maybe try providing a link to those old topics saying, "I have been reading X, X, and X topics and..." then say what you need to. At least then they can't say you didn't read. In short... don't worry about it. It's a forum. It's what it's for, more or less. :)

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Bring back the old posts.

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It's fine to resurrect old threads, isn't that why they are still there?

It's also great to start a new one, and have veterans post pertinent old threads to illustrate a point. 

And we're here to learn and establish friendships . Even though I've bass fished a long time, I have weak areas that I'm trying to strengthen. Hopefully, fear of embarrassment won't stop anyone from growth.Ive found members to be helpful and not judgemental by and large.

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A lot of the banter and interaction is about the back and forth. If one is interested in information and data, searching past posts is more effective, but won't trigger the endorphin response, now what's the best all around rod?...

 

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i would reply to the old thread because then at some point in time it becomes an encyclopedia for that topic 

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9 minutes ago, Scarborough817 said:

i would reply to the old thread because then at some point in time it becomes an encyclopedia for that topic 

Fish-O-pedia...

 

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Adding to an existing topic has the benefit of compiling information from sources that no longer frequent this site or have tired of the repetition of the topic.

 

Remember... quite frequently, experienced individuals tire quickly with a "Chatty Cathy".  How about keeping posts concise.

 

 

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I've found that sometimes the best answer I can give is to bring up an old thread.

 

One thing I do not like is a topic that starts what's the "best" 😠

 

There's not a best of anything... there's personal preferences!

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7 minutes ago, Catt said:

There's not a best of anything... 

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10 hours ago, Justin62882 said:

Eggroll, Alright that does make more sense. I just figured I'd ask. I just dont want to get responses of why is this 5 year old thread being brought back up or this thread is dead. Just sometimes the thread may be dead but that topic to some fisherman isn't you know what i mean. So i figured I'd ask the people thats been on this forum for years what they would prefer in that situation

You may get kidded about talking to a poster who hasn't been around in a few years, but if the topic is relevant, I don't see an issue with it.  I'm fairly new here too, so much of the past content was lost in the back pages of the forum, and I often enjoy reading some of those threads when someone revives them.  Just watch the dates and start your post with something like "I realize that this is an old thread, but...."  It does help to reduce clutter. 

 

One golf forum that I'm on actually prefers that you resurrect old threads if there is one that is relevant, rather than adding clutter to the forum with what are nearly identical questions or comments.
 

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Six and one half dozen the other.

 

Old posts, new posts, it's all good. Some people

make light of resurrecting old posts (I've done it :))

while others are like, dude, do a search first.

 

In an ideal world, we'd all do the hard searching 

first, right? Maybe... Search, ask. Ask, search.

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2 hours ago, Catt said:

I've found that sometimes the best answer I can give is to bring up an old thread.

 

One thing I do not like is a topic that starts what's the "best" 😠

 

There's not a best of anything... there's personal preferences!

Whats your favorite rod for $100.  :0

 

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