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Originally posted by Druscilla
reply to post by mellisamouse
... and these new experiences from new members can't be added to an older thread, thereby enriching a seasoned topic with new flavor and viewpoints?
Adding to an established thread you could then time-line through the evolving conversation, see the pitfalls in argument and debate, and even LEARN something old, but also NEW because you haven't seen it and won't see it unless you followed the progression of maturation the thread follows over time.
Originally posted by madhatr137
reply to post by firegoggles
Should people be able to post new threads on topics that have already been posted?
Yes, unless you want a forum full of 20, 50, 100+ page topics.
Who wants to read that?
Who wants to skim through years worth of bickering and trolling and off-topic banter and back patting to get to how people are feeling now about a subject?
If one person writes a book about something, does it mean that everyone else that follows must base their work off of the first?