question for mods: old threads/etc

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  1. harmonica
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    .....a mod just closed a very old thread....are we supposed to create new threads or use the old threads that have pertinent information already in them/etc??
    ...also, I had a thread closed for ''''bumping''' [ HHAHAHhhaha = wrong ]
    ..point is: don't we want to keep the number of threads down by not copying them??
    ..I had a member copy my exact thread one time and he knew it because he was posting in my original thread
     
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    Why don't you ask the mod?
     
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    Why bump a thread that died from lack of oxygen over 5 years ago?

    Thread in question had no action from April 26, 2014, til about 35 minutes ago.
     
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    Like many things on this site, it's very random.

    It's never been clearly explained why bumping old threads is inherently bad. Except when it isn't. It's all very confusing.
     
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    ok---roger that ......it was my understanding forums want to keep ''new threads'' to a minimum ...at least in other forums.....
    ....I guess if the OP is bumping it, I can see that .....I forget to look at the dates sometimes
     
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    History repeats itself.
     
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    So what, Will?
     
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    So?

    If nobody is interested, it will die again
    Why not let the posters decide?
     
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    In my opinion, for whatever it is worth, resurfacing an old chat does keep a duplicate one from coming into play. It can also be a way to bring back people who may not even come here anymore for whatever reason if they happened to leave their two cents in the chat at some point in the first place.

    God bless you always!!!

    Holly

    P.S. And if any of the chat contributors are no longer here because of fate coming in, resurfacing what they took part in, to me, is a good way to remember them and to keep them here with us in what may be the only way that we can keep them here with us.
     

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