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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Do you like to read new threads all the time or do you like to read updates on old threads?



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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 09:36 PM
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I like to read both depending. I love updates and news, an example; you have a thread "My Boys" I love this kind of thread, you keep us updated and for those who don't know, they can read back. I love the body language thread also. The cool thing about some of the old threads is we can refresh our memory or all of a sudden a member will pop up with an update. I like new threads...some more then others, but I do not log in and expect to find all new threads, often I am wondering about another thread.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 01:59 PM
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I don't really have a preference, I think it depends on the post. I've been on sites that had rules where they don't want old (or really long) threads bumped up and I've been on other forums where they'd get all pissy if you started a new topic and there was already a similar one in existence.

I really think it's dependent on the type of thread. Example: I see no point in bumping up a 3 year old thread where someone is asking for advice on a good breeder in X location, just to promote a specific breeder - I'm pretty sure that after 3 years the original poster already has their dog. What ends up happening is people waste time answering a question to someone who may not even be on the board any more. On the other hand, if you have a thread about your dog that is ongoing and has posts that can go back several years, I see no problem with that at all and it can be real neat to see the progression. The hair growth progression, for example, wouldn't work as well if it was a new thread each time (or my hair growth pictures showing Brody's belton ticking fading in as his hair grows out).

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Im new here while I do love everything, I have to say my favorite things to read are posts with pictures, and sort of new threads that way I don't have to scroll through dozens of pages.
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I like reading new threads better probably because I can find them easier. When I do a search on a subject here, I end up with pieces of threads I have to filter through and while they may contain the word of my search, they don't answer my specific question. Does this sound confusing? That's how I feel after doing a search on this Forum--and I'll end up going to the world-wide internet and try to find information.
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I like reading new threads better probably because I can find them easier. When I do a search on a subject here, I end up with pieces of threads I have to filter through and while they may contain the word of my search, they don't answer my specific question. Does this sound confusing? That's how I feel after doing a search on this Forum--and I'll end up going to the world-wide internet and try to find information.
Yeah, the search function here isn't great. Sometimes I can find something for someone, but it's because I'll remember who posted it, and in what section. If I were searching from scratch, I wouldn't have a prayer.

You're right though, often if you do a Google search on a topic, and include thte word Havanese, it will bring you back to the forum, but inthe right spot!


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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 07:03 AM
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I really think it's dependent on the type of thread. Example: I see no point in bumping up a 3 year old thread where someone is asking for advice on a good breeder in X location, just to promote a specific breeder..........On the other hand, if you have a thread about your dog that is ongoing and has posts that can go back several years, I see no problem with that at all and it can be real neat to see the progression. The hair growth progression, for example, wouldn't work as well if it was a new thread each time (or my hair growth pictures showing Brody's belton ticking fading in as his hair grows out).
Totally agree with you. Example: dog being sick or other issues...if you start a new thread many readers often don't know the whole story and you get many questions that where already answered in the old thread.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 11:39 PM
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I subscribe to the thread and as a result, I get a daily email with all the new posts and all the follow-up posts. That way I can check out any new activity and follow up on the topics that I've been following.
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