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I have noticed, quite often these days, that a habit has started within threads
where discussion of a complex subject leads the thread to spread over many pages,
of pointing out, sarcastically, how long the thread has become. Clearly some
posters have a view as to how long a thread should be and I was interested in
knowing just how long that is :confused:

Or is it their way of letting the rest of us know how short their attention span is?

If a thread has lost it's power to grip your attention, why not stop reading it?
Surely it is clear from the continued posting, that the participants are still interested
in the subject and in pitting their wits against each other. Has this become wrong??

I'm sure that admin will stop threads that they believe have no merit. We don't need
to do their jobs for them :D
 

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Is this thread still going?? Sheeesh... :rolleyes:


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... but you still posted... :lol:
 

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Are you suggesting we keep threads going..... or stop them?
I know I reference old threads when I am looking for technical help. Its good to have the option to add to it, rather than start another, where all the same people say all the same things.

How many times does Smaky ask the same questions.... where people could reference old threads.
 

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Good man! :thumbs:
 

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Are you suggesting we keep threads going..... or stop them?
I know I reference old threads when I am looking for technical help. Its good to have the option to add to it, rather than start another, where all the same people say all the same things.

How many times does Smaky ask the same questions.... where people could reference old threads.

Threads have a life of their own. One of the funniest things can be when
a thread is reopened after several years because the poster didn't notice
the date on the thread. If admin decide that a thread should be closed it
is usually because forum rules have been broken. I don't think boredom
alone is a good reason to close a thread because there is always the chance
that someone could come along and revitalise the discussion with a new
perspective.

yadi yadi ya zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ;)
 
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Never mind thread length. What about the lack of
search usage?

e.g.:
"Will this £20 ebay gadget really increase my power by 20BHP?"

or

"Will my iPod work with Blue & Me?"




(Is that off topic enough to divert the course of this thread, I wonder? :confused:)



:p
 

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I've done that myself, not necessarily because I hadn't noticed the age... although that is, more often, the case... :lol:

But sometimes technical questions or advice can be updated, and it's always good to find someone else is going down the same route, just at the time you are having particular circumstances occuring... :thumbs:
 

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(Is that off topic enough to divert the course of this thread, I wonder? :confused:)



:p


I would sincerely doubt it... :D
 

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Never mind thread length. What about the lack of
search usage?

e.g.:
"Will this £20 ebay gadget really increase my power by 20BHP?"

or

"Will my iPod work with Blue & Me?"

(Is that off topic enough to divert the course of this thread, I wonder? :confused:)


:p

Nah let's continue talking about thread length :tut:


Start a thread of your own about repeat subjects Mr Garlic Sniffer :p
 
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