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Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
so i don't get why people get upset about "reposts." i mean, i do in some respects, but in others i do not. let me set up some hypotheticals here...
a member uses the search function to find threads on "rabid cheese eating canaries from mars" and finds 13 threads, all of which had been posted more than 3 months prior. after reading through these threads this member posts a new thread about the same topic posing questions or new ideas that had not been thought of or adressed in the other threads. the member decided not to post these ideas in other said threads because of their age and because he/she felt it would not get viewed as widely as hoped for. also, some of these members may not even be on ATS anymore, and this member was sure that newer members since this topic had been discussed may have something to say also. so this member posts his/her information or ideas. then, upon posting this new thread an older member posts saying that it is a repost and gives links to these older, dead threads.
who's wrong? i would have to say the older member calling it a repost. i mean, if the threads have been dead for more than a while, and if the information were new or changed then shouldn't this justify a new thread? if not, then there should have only been one thread on "rabid cheese eating canaries from mars" in the first place.
as of right now there are 2 threads on "koalabears with third nipples" on ATS. someone comes and posts a third and disregards the other two. this, in my opinion, is rude and annoying. if a thread is new or recent or whatever you would like to call it, then yes a repost is bad.
i just through that in there so people don't get the idea that i'm totally for reposts.
Originally posted by drunk
O.K if the user posts on existing threads who's to say it wont get viewed? i mean it has happened in the past i am sure a user posts on an existing older thread and bang that thread get bigger and bigger. Take the 'world wide seismic" thread for example thats months old and members post on that and it gets bigger each day.
Originally posted by pantha
I for one would prefer to look at a series of short threads about something , than have to trawl through pages and pages of some huge thread, also I prefer to post on shorter threads, as at least I know that I won't be saying something that someone has already said earlier in the thread and risk a post (probably by some of the same members that feel the need to point out re-posts) saying "READ THE WHOLE THREAD BEFORE POSTING"
Originally posted by fortean
And just as I was getting in the habit of using the
search function before I post, they switch to something
called "BULLean" which does nothing but confuse me,
and bring us posts from last summer.