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Does anybody actually look at the dates of the threads they are replying to?

 
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:42 AM
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Does anybody actually look at the dates of the threads they are replying to?

I see a lot of people here replying to threads that are 5, 6, even 9 years old or more and are actually expecting a reply from the OP. Check the original post dates, or even the date(s) of the last replies/posts.
 
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:50 AM
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I hear what you're saying and used to think the same thing. But what I have found is if the OP still has the same email address they will get a notification of the reply. I've seen an OP reply to threads that are 7 and 8 years old.
 
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:25 AM
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This truck model is fifteen years old, people search for help and there are only a few places that come up. So why not ask a question on a old thread? Someone might answer, even if the OP is gone.
 
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:15 PM
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If you read most of those necro-posts, they're the first post from a newbie who is completely oblivious to the age of the thread they're resurrecting (as well as being unable to formulate a reasonable facsimile of a problem report with details and intelligent questions).

I blame it on twitter...
 
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:31 PM
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I've been told a lot of them come from Google searches. I think that's how I found the site, looking for transmission info.
 
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:19 PM
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Guilty

I hate it when I reply to an old thread. It sneaks up on you when you are in a hurry . Plus many people want to ride on an old thread it gets very confusing .
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:44 PM
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Just the nature of forums... But for these ones on such an older model truck, sometimes any reply is helpful to a revived thread.
 
 


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