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Dodyn Olynfyw

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Starting new topic after 120 days of inactivity
« on: March 21, 2015, 03:04:46 AM »

When I post to old topics there is a message

Quote from: system message
Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 120 days.
Unless you're sure you want to reply, please consider starting a new topic.

I like replying under old topic headings and don't want to clutter the place up with multiple threads but this message suggests to me I should open a new thread.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: Starting new topic after 120 days of inactivity
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2015, 10:46:30 AM »

I am not going to police people who choose either way.  New threads do get indexed by Google so starting a new thread is more beneficial. Especially because very long threads can scare people off when they want to read them. :smile:
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Dodyn Olynfyw

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Re: Starting new topic after 120 days of inactivity
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2015, 02:41:52 PM »

Good point.

So if I make a new thread for X box  for example, especially because the old thread talked about the 360s release but......

It occurred to me that if I opened a new thread then someone may miss the interesting game advice..... hmm mm I suppose I could link to the old thread and refer and link to interesting stuff from the old thread.... I trust I wouldn't be standing on anyone's toes by doing this?
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Re: Starting new topic after 120 days of inactivity
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2015, 02:43:40 PM »

i always thought the HoW chose not to be crawled by google?
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Re: Starting new topic after 120 days of inactivity
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2015, 10:06:38 AM »

In the past we did, I think. Not sure whether that was a good choice in hindsight, but we had things like the feist webring back then to drive traffic and give us exposure. 

So far I know you can find us through Google these days.
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