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Just a note - Old Discussions.

by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 12, 2009 4:58 AM PDT

I didn't want anyone to think I was deleting their posts without reasons.

I've locked the old thread by Netsky, (2004 "How old are you?"), where someone replied today. There were two replies to that post by regular members discussing why such an old post had been re-opened.

Locking the thread, then deleting the replies, returns that post to the deepest depths of the worlds inner caverns. Well, OK, to CNET's archive servers.

These posts are still listed in Google even after all these years, and they get replied to by posters who generally don't see the original dates. That makes it difficult for the rest of us, especially when the poster asks questions, because trying to access the other parts all too often result in the "Page not found" message, and this makes helping the newest poster very difficult. We usually suggest they create their own thread.

Where the new post appears to add nothing, we lock, delete, and walk away.

I am now attempting to access Jonah's "Some like it hot" thread from 2003. Someone has replied, but I can't get it to open. When we do, we will probably do the same, unless the newest post is relevant;

Let me know if you have any comments, disagree, or whatever.


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Sorry, lol.
by FrankQC / May 13, 2009 8:00 AM PDT

I was going through old posts and thought that one was funny.

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You didn't have to confess
by Steven Haninger / May 13, 2009 8:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry, lol.

You're entitled to a Cnet appointed lawyer. Happy

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(NT) *Calls Ed*
by FrankQC / May 13, 2009 8:31 AM PDT
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