posted on Aug, 18 2014 @ 08:42 AM
a reply to: gavron
Well, any good investigator should read the forums and search the forums in addition to their other activities, I can agree to that premise, but
personally, if I had a desire to churn up new conversation on a subject, I would post a new post over reviving a post that was even as old as a week
past the last comment on the older thread.
Were I to use these forums for the next several years and I saw repeatedly similar posts and I wanted to contribute without rehashing what I've
already said, I would simply link my older comments to the new thread. It does two things, it points out the fact that there is an archive that can be
searched withtout blatantly stating that reposts are unwarranted, and it effectively communicates the information.
Personally, from my experience, posting a question on a forum is pretty much useless anyway. You are better off stating an opinion than asking a
question. Stating an opinion, even if it is wrong, will motivate the knowers of the correct answer to provide you with that information a higher
percentage of the time than asking a question will. The key is not being emotionally invested in your own reputation enough to care if you've opined
wrongly in the past.