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Old 05-18-2016, 02:40 AM
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Default New thread or resurrect the dead?

Whenever someone starts a new thread about a subject that has been discussed before, some members become irritated and post links to the old discussions. Likewise, some members become irritated when someone replies to a thread that has been "dead" for months or years. Which one of those annoys you the most? I don't mind a new thread. There's always new people on here and it keeps me from having to look through all the past comments when someone replies to a "dead" thread.
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:21 AM
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I guess it's 6 of one and a half dozen of the other. Responding to one that is 9 years old and has no posts in 4 years, seems a little silly. But at the same point starting one of the same theme or idea 3 months or three days after another was started is just as bad. I guess it's my job to weed out the silly or duplicates and sent a PM to the writer of the duplicate. We don't need a library of congress with 412 books on the Civil War or ten threads on "Which is the best Pedal for Jazz. A lot of info can be attained by reading old threads which makes new ones unnecessary but human as we are we want instant answers and don't want to take the time to read back.
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Old 05-18-2016, 04:46 AM
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Some of us can't look through old threads. I have a Note 5 and everytime I try to use the search option the window disappears as soon as I bring up my keyboard to type my search. I don't know if it's an Android thing or what.
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Old 05-18-2016, 05:42 AM
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I don't mind a new thread at all, as long as its not the same person creating 4 threads in a row for what snare, cymbal, pedal etc. he/she should get.
I do get a little annoyed when somebody replies 4 years later to a thread's question, mostly because it is absurd the OP is still looking for an answer. That I find rather stupid.
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Old 05-18-2016, 06:51 AM
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New thread definitely! That's what the internet is for ;)
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:59 AM
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Couldnt care less. We cant all be up to speed on everything web drum related. If you don't want to read, or re-read a thread, then don't.
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: New thread or resurrect the dead?

New thread, definitely.

Most of the time I don't care if someone resurrects a zombie thread, but what drives me crazy is when someone gives a new suggestion on a "What drum set should I get?" thread from 2005.
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:42 PM
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I agree 100%. What really irks me is when somebody totally ignores the OP and then hijacks a thread. That reminds me, where can you find a crash cymbal that sounds just like that one on that Steve Miller song?

Old thread/new thread? It's all good - I'll read 'em or skip 'em - depends on my patience level, I guess.
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Old 05-18-2016, 04:05 PM
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Responding to one that is 9 years old and has no posts in 4 years, seems a little silly. But at the same point starting one of the same theme or idea 3 months or three days after another was started is just as bad.

We don't need a library of congress with 412 books on the Civil War or ten threads on "Which is the best Pedal for Jazz.
But what is the best pedal for jazz?!! haha


If a thread has been vacant for a few years, then I think it's ok to open a new one, especially if your issue hasn't been addressed. Things/perspectives change over the years, so there might even be different answers. Obviously there are silly threads that don't need rehashing: "Was Buddy better than Krupa" and posts of that ilk, should just live in the dusty DrummerWorld archives. Also, creating a new thread for something that was discussed last month is pretty silly.
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Old 05-18-2016, 04:16 PM
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Default Re: New thread or resurrect the dead?

Both. Either. Neither. There's certain things that I just don't care about and this is one of them. Whatever you feel like doing, old thread, new thread, they're all just words.

Isn't there already a thread about this :)
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Old 05-18-2016, 04:53 PM
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New thread, definitely.

Most of the time I don't care if someone resurrects a zombie thread, but what drives me crazy is when someone gives a new suggestion on a "What drum set should I get?" thread from 2005.
This mostly sums up my feelings, too. However, sometimes ressurrecting an older equipment thread -- provided it is based on one's direct, personal experience (i.e.. You've owned one) -- can add to the overall knowledge base. Heck, that's how I found this site; I was googling about a piece of gear I was contemplating. One of the "hits" was a four year-old DW forum thread which proved helpful...and, I'm still here...
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Old 05-18-2016, 05:04 PM
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......some members become irritated and post links to the old discussions........Likewise, some members become irritated when someone replies to a thread that has been "dead" for months or years......
Use common sense. You'll find that members really only tend to get irritated by people who don't.

If you can offer a new perspective, or have a fresh question on that 5 year old thread, by all means drag it up again. If you're replying that the guy should indeed buy the kit he was asking about back in '07, then best leave it alone.

Similarly, if you have a specific question or thought on your pedals, sticks, metronome, grip, double pedal practice routine et al, raise a new thread and delight at the amount of guys willing to help. But if you have to jump over the 6th thread in as many days on the same topic just to start another one, you might wanna revise your approach.
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Old 05-18-2016, 05:09 PM
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Default Re: New thread or resurrect the dead?

I don't like when someone starts a new thread and blatantly ignores the search function or a simple Google search.

For example: Is the Stage Custom a good kit?

There is no need to start a new thread about the sound or quality of the Yamaha Stage Customs. That topic has been beaten to death not only here, but every other drum forum on the internet.

As for replying to an old thread, if the topic is still relevant, then have at it. If it is not relevant then don't resurrect it. Start a new thread if you have a new question on an old topic.
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Old 05-18-2016, 07:52 PM
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..... er what sticks should I buy, my hands are growing and the 5A's aren't making it happen anymore and I want a custom signature set that costs 15 bucks a pair but should I use stick wax instead, 'cuz I got a blister on my finger just like Ringo... oh my, these 5B's are too heavy and maybe a X-15 from Egabbrige would be a better choice... oh gotta go now, my grilled cheese on is burning. Bye!
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:09 PM
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Does anyone else have trouble with the search option, or is it just me?
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: New thread or resurrect the dead?

I think what can be cool about a old thread being dug up is when somebody has a dilemma with technique or a band situation and you find out over the years what happened in the end. It also gives people who weren't around back then a chance to chip in on a topic that interests them and perhaps give it a fresh angle.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:12 AM
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Does anyone else have trouble with the search option, or is it just me?
I find the advanced search works OK, but the regular search is next to worthless.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:23 AM
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The search works great for me. Google searching works even better.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:23 AM
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What's slightly ironic is that I started almost the same thread a few weeks ago:)
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:36 AM
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http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...8625#post14286

Yes you did. Worded a little differently but what bugs me even more is someone who asks a question or asks for advice and then they never return to say thanks or boo. Drive by questions drive me crazy. At least let us know you have read the posts on your thread.
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Some subjects are very common and eternal in their nature.

In that case, I don't see the problem.
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Old 05-28-2016, 12:44 AM
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Let's just wipe the archives clean and start over form here.

I'll go first: Is the Yamaha Stage Custom a good kit?
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Old 05-28-2016, 01:08 AM
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I'm going to hang out and see how long it takes to resurrect this thread!!!
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How much time should pass until its considered a dead thread?
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Old 05-28-2016, 01:50 AM
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I would say 6 or 8 months
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Let's just wipe the archives clean and start over from here.
I'm surprised this hasn't happened. When you can access 40+ pages of old threads, I feel it's time for the Admins to wipe all but the last 10 out in every topic offered. The space saving alone would be epic!

When I first joined here, I read all the current stuff. To stay active, I'd bounce around the pages of archives to see other interesting topics from long ago.
If I posted a reply, it would bring that thread up to the front.

All I was doing was replying to what the OP asked as part of my $0.02. Seems ok to do so as no one has ever really addressed it.

If I didn't do this, the forum activity would slow to a crawl as the number of new threads isn't very frequent.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:33 PM
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Wowzers! Why didn't you just copy your quote into a new thread?! Necropost much?

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(I really dont see a problem with either way)
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I like reading old threads, even when I don't know they're old at first.

When I started reading/posting here, I had been out of the loop for so long
that almost everything was new to me.
I'd imagine that someone just starting out might feel the same.
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How ironic. This thread is almost 2 years old now.
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I would say 6 or 8 months

That took a little more..lol

My opinion is that we are here on a forum and if a thread still has a 'post reply'-option, then i think that everyone is allowed to use that option..

And if that reply will be seen as stupid or not relevant is just something that has to be decided later by or the other members here or the mods..And if the mods have reasons for certain threads to not allow new replies anymore then they should close them, but untill that happens i think everyone should feel free to reply to any of them..
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If you can offer a new perspective, or have a fresh question on that 5 year old thread, by all means drag it up again. If you're replying that the guy should indeed buy the kit he was asking about back in '07, then best leave it alone.
This is pretty much my feeling. I was "raised" to UTFSF! as often as possible and to hop back on old threads whenever it still seemed like a new answer or question was relevant to the OP or the discussion that stemmed from it.

Never really bothered me one way or the other though. I also don't care about how people use grammar as long as I understand what they're trying to express.
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I'm surprised this hasn't happened. When you can access 40+ pages of old threads,......

When I first joined here, I read all the current stuff. To stay active, I'd bounce around the pages of archives to see other interesting topics from long ago.
If I posted a reply, it would bring that thread up to the front.
I for one, am glad the old pages exist. Since joining, (actually even before joining), I have read just about every page of "general discussion" & "Drums" threads, about halfway through "Cymbals" thread.
Quite thankful they are there as I learned quite a bit, without asking a single question. There were several I wanted to comment on, and then remembered they were from 2009 or something. Which also makes me think that theres been a lot of new stuff in the past 10 + years, so some of the questions of ole' , may have new answers now. (then again, a kid who asks "what kit he should buy" is probably not relevant anymore, as he probably bought his 1st kit 10 years ago..).

I forgot what the topic was again, so I'll stop here.

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Some of us can't look through old threads. I have a Note 5 and everytime I try to use the search option the window disappears as soon as I bring up my keyboard to type my search. I don't know if it's an Android thing or what.
Yes this happens, it appears to be an Android issue. Advanced search option works fine for me though.


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