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That never changed. And the preference is to either... 1- find an old thread and pick up where it left off... or 2- reference old threads in the first post of a new thread But for hot news items, it's common to see multiple threads on ATS that cover essentially the same topic. We try to control that as much as possible, but there's only so much that can be done when 100+ or so members online at the same time are seeing the same news as everyone else. Given our massive numbers lately, I'm surprised we don't have more repeats. As for the Boolean search... it's an extremely powerful tool. Those that take the time to learn it will reap the rewards. Given the size of our database, plain-text searches are out of the question. (Also be aware that Google will not have every thread)
Originally posted by MaskedAvatar The policy used to be new twists on old topics were OK,