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- by ~*Stargazer*~ Jan 13, '12Gravedigging=resurrecting old threads.
I've noticed this happening a lot lately.
- Jan 14, '12 by noahsmamaI think they changed the way that threads appear on the main board (i.e. the list of posts you used to get by going to allnurses home page, and that you now get by clicking on "What's New"). Used to be by time of first post, now it seems to be by time of last post. So, instead of threads dropping off quickly, any time you post to a thread, no matter how old, it now appears on the "What's new" list.
I liked the old way of doing it better, but them I'm a curmudgeon who is averse to any kind of change.
- Jan 14, '12 by JBuddA new post has always bumped a thread to the top.... if that's how you have your settings arranged (newest first). In the old way, you could set how you wanted things to pop up, mine was always most recent first.
if people search for a topic, it pops up no matter how old it is. People don't always read the datelines of their searches. Besides, sometimes newbies get scolded for posting questions, and get bombarded with "why didn't you just search the topic? we've already hashed that out many times"
danged if you do, dinged if you don't
- Jan 14, '12 by WeepingAngelGuilty I'm a new nurse and I like to read the oldies like worst mistakes, things you want to say to your patient/coworker, and so on. Sometimes I just get so excited I want to comment rather than start a whole new thread and have someone say, did you see this before you posted?
- Jan 14, '12 by leslie :-DQuote from caliotter3exactly.There is nothing wrong with posting to an older thread on the same topic. If TPTB did not want that, then they would automatically close all threads after a certain time period.
even if a thread was written yrs ago, many of these situations are timeless, and remain appropriate to be discussed to date.
i've noticed that when an old thread is resurrected, it's almost always from a new member, who doesn't know to look at the date...
not that it should matter.
- Jan 14, '12 by mazyI've noticed it too. And usually it's someone who hasn't looked at the date. But sometimes I'm kind of interested to know how the situation played out for the OP several years after the fact. Unfortunately I'm too lazy to read though pages and pages of posts to find out.