Old and new forum threads...

Old and new forum threads...

Dragon Dragon
I'm one of those people that loves to occasionally browse the forum and read ancient posts. Recently, I've noticed a number of posts that are resurrected from the depths of time.

For those that are new to Eden, you may succeed in starting a conversation by posting on it, but most likely people drifted away from that thread and only one or two will return to it. If it's a subject of true interest to you, it's a wiser move to start a new post.

(Just consider the sheer number of posts on vibrators!)
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ArmyWife Kira ArmyWife Kira
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Originally posted by Dragon
I'm one of those people that loves to occasionally browse the forum and read ancient posts. Recently, I've noticed a number of posts that are resurrected from the depths of time.

For those that are new to Eden, you may succeed in ...
I will reply to posts that I see on the community page only to find out it's old!! I am like, great now I bumped up this old old thread again. So I feel like a jerk.
12/04/2009
Dragon Dragon
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Originally posted by ArmyWife Kira
I will reply to posts that I see on the community page only to find out it's old!! I am like, great now I bumped up this old old thread again. So I feel like a jerk.
I'm always curious about what comes up to see what people are interested in, so don't feel bad. I just posted this because I've seen a LOT of old forum threads pop up recently. They die just as quickly too. I don't want a lot of the newer folks to think that people aren't interested. They just already read as much of it as they "were" interested in.
12/04/2009
Gary Gary
When there is a lot of activity, a thread can disappear in a day or two. It happens. But there are plenty of funny, informative, and interesting threads that eventually drift. There is nothing wrong with this, and there is also nothing wrong with bringing them back when you have something new to add. There could be new people who never read it, people who missed it when it was originally posted, or even new things to ad by the same people who posted on it before.
12/04/2009
Victoria Victoria
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Originally posted by Gary
When there is a lot of activity, a thread can disappear in a day or two. It happens. But there are plenty of funny, informative, and interesting threads that eventually drift. There is nothing wrong with this, and there is also nothing wrong with ...
Me too - I like seeing older threads bumped. It's pretty cool to get fresh opinions on things. Besides, how many similar threads do we need? Sometimes there is great advice in an old thread and starting a new one misses showing a whole picture that a long-growing thread can provide.
12/04/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I disagree that a new thread should be started. The gold rule of forums? Search. If it exists, don't duplicate it.
12/04/2009
Dragon Dragon
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Originally posted by Victoria
Me too - I like seeing older threads bumped. It's pretty cool to get fresh opinions on things. Besides, how many similar threads do we need? Sometimes there is great advice in an old thread and starting a new one misses showing a whole picture ...
Absolutely agree. But I am aware that there are a lot of newer folks on the Eden forum these days. Not everyone reads some of the older threads. If they actually want answers - they might need to consider a new thread.

I know that I went months before I even know about the forum and longer still before I understood it in the depth that I do now.
12/04/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Dragon
Absolutely agree. But I am aware that there are a lot of newer folks on the Eden forum these days. Not everyone reads some of the older threads. If they actually want answers - they might need to consider a new thread.

I know that I went ...
I think the forums are a bit easier to find now, I hope.
12/04/2009
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
I think the forums are a bit easier to find now, I hope.
Definitely! I, too, had no idea that the forums existed for a while.
12/04/2009
Dragon Dragon
*BUMP*

SOME threads should be dropped. Check the dates folks. I really feel that some personal threads should be dropped instead of having four or five posts being added because someone decides to read something a month later.
12/30/2009
Owl Identified Owl Identified
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
I disagree that a new thread should be started. The gold rule of forums? Search. If it exists, don't duplicate it.
+1
12/30/2009
Raven Raven
As long as I know what's "expected" I'm okay with it. But I have hesitated to start a thread on several occasions because I've noticed that sometimes when a new thread is started, someone will indicate that there is a thread about that particular subject already, as though the new thread was a no-no. Given the number of threads already in existence and the time it would take to go back and check them to make sure I would not be duplicating one, I've just thought it safer to do nothing. But I am relatively new and am still learning the ropes.
12/30/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Raven
As long as I know what's "expected" I'm okay with it. But I have hesitated to start a thread on several occasions because I've noticed that sometimes when a new thread is started, someone will indicate that there is a thread ...
That is why I suggest using the search field for your specific interest. That's what I would specifically suggest in cases of the duplicate Ina and Bcurious threads which were still quite new and easily would have come up in a search.
12/30/2009
Raven Raven
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
That is why I suggest using the search field for your specific interest. That's what I would specifically suggest in cases of the duplicate Ina and Bcurious threads which were still quite new and easily would have come up in a search.
Are you talking about the Search: Enter Keyword box at the top of the page? I used that recently to try to look for a new prostate massager for my hubby, but there were, I think, about 120 threads. It's very possible that I may have not worded my request properly, though.

If there is another place to do the search, please let me know where it is.
12/30/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Raven
Are you talking about the Search: Enter Keyword box at the top of the page? I used that recently to try to look for a new prostate massager for my hubby, but there were, I think, about 120 threads. It's very possible that I may have not worded my ...
Correct. And you're right that some things will be harder to find a specific post if you're looking for something in general but if you enter an actual toy name that you might want to talk about, it's likely much more easy to find a thread. Obviously, you may want to ask something that hasn't been broached in quite some time but a few recent topics are repeats of topics that are only a week to a few weeks old.
12/31/2009
Dragon Dragon
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Originally posted by Raven
As long as I know what's "expected" I'm okay with it. But I have hesitated to start a thread on several occasions because I've noticed that sometimes when a new thread is started, someone will indicate that there is a thread ...
It depends. Old threads have a lot of good information. That's why people refer you to them. For example, I know of at least two about glass toys breaking.

But when people bring back up some threads - some people may have stopped reading. Particularly the personal threads or those that ended up with a lot of drama. Essentially life moves on.
01/02/2010
Raven Raven
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Originally posted by Dragon
It depends. Old threads have a lot of good information. That's why people refer you to them. For example, I know of at least two about glass toys breaking.

But when people bring back up some threads - some people may have stopped ...
Good points. Sometimes threads can be resurrected, sometimes they should be left alone. Applying a little common sense to determine which way to go would be the key.
01/02/2010
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