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What's the protocol here on resurrecting old threads? (Read 589 times)


Muddling through

    If I find an old thread of interest or on the same topic I want to post about, is it preferred that I start a new thread or post to the old one? Is there a general guideline on how old before a new thread on the topic is started?

    2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race

      If the old one has some useful stuff in it (stuff worth reading again, and isn't a train wreck with off topic side shows), I'd post there. Make a judgment...ain't no rules.

      Come all you no-hopers, you jokers and rogues
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      A Saucy Wench

        If the old one has some useful stuff in it (stuff worth reading again, and isn't a train wreck with off topic side shows), I'd post there. Make a judgment...ain't no rules.

         

        +1

         

        No point in rehashing the same good stuff, because the first thing you'll get is links to the old threads.  but then certain threads we REALLY never need to see again.  Nevah evah. 

        I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

         

        "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

          If I find an old thread of interest or on the same topic I want to post about, is it preferred that I start a new thread or post to the old one? Is there a general guideline on how old before a new thread on the topic is started?

           

          Ask Nads.

            Also - there is a useful search function, so always good to use that before posting.  Not that anyone does of course.

            xor


              What they said.  The biggest differences between pulling up old threads here and reanimating zombies on RWOL:

               

              1. The people who contributed in older threads here have a bigger chance of still being here than on old RWOL threads.  They may not be here (and it is impossible to tell just by staring at a post, UNlike on RWOL), but possibly.  Most old RWOL threads involve folks who are long gone.

               

              2. RWOL reanimations are weird because they generally involve people from "current" addressing questions and answering stuff from months or years ago.  That's kind of screwy.  So, if you are pulling up an old thread to clarify info or because it pertains to a current/upcoming situation, great.  If you are pulling up a thread from 2006 to answer a 2006 question, well, you can see how sometimes that's goofed.  We don't get those kind of reanimations here as often.

               


              Imminent Catastrophe

                My Garmin measured my last race as being long. Who should I complain to?

                "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                 "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                 

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                Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                xor


                  My Garmin measured my last race as being long. Who should I complain to?

                   

                  That one belongs inside the Kahoutek comet.

                   


                  Old , Ugly and slow

                    Where is search at?

                    first race sept 1977 last race sept 2007

                     

                    2014goals   1300  miles  , 190 pounds , deadlift 400 touch my toes

                    xor


                      Top right.  It's the unlabeled box with the little magnifying glass icon to its right.

                       

                        Jeez you guys got all the RWOLrs walking on eggshells here!  My advice to the OP:  Screw the OG RA'rs and do what you want to do - that way you'll fit right in.


                        Old , Ugly and slow

                          Thanks SRL.

                          first race sept 1977 last race sept 2007

                           

                          2014goals   1300  miles  , 190 pounds , deadlift 400 touch my toes

                          xor


                            Jeez you guys got all the RWOLrs walking on eggshells here!  My advice to the OP:  Screw the OG RA'rs and do what you want to do - that way you'll fit right in.

                             

                            actually ken, this question isn't so much about eggshells here and EVERYTHING about RWOL culture and zombie threads.  If you bump an old thread there, people (ok, maybe mostly me and a few people) will suddenly show up and yell ZOMBIE! and then run away.

                             

                            Sort of.

                             

                            That said, I agree with ken, the point of my post above is mostly to say that it ain't no big thing here.  Precisely because, UNLIKE RWOL AND THE HUGE NUMBER OF ZOMBIE BUMPS, it ain't no big thing here.

                             

                              srl, I still say screw what the OG RA'rs think.  It's their board too.  Just be prepared to accept the consequences.


                              Old , Ugly and slow

                                SRL can people take a joke here unlike RW. I like it here and have only posted serious posts. I don't want to be called a troll again.

                                first race sept 1977 last race sept 2007

                                 

                                2014goals   1300  miles  , 190 pounds , deadlift 400 touch my toes

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