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If you want answers to your question, start a new thread, please!

Posted by camlan (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 26, 12 at 15:41

Want people to read your post and give you answers? The worst way to do this is to post a new message to a thread that is years old.

A lot of new posters here look up old threads and add their question to the bottom of the thread.

This is a good way to make sure no one reads your post. Many of the additions to threads that are several years old are spam, so few people take the time to read them.

Start a new thread. It will give your post a much better chance of getting read and responded to.

Here's how:

1. Go to the Apartment Living forum (or any forum you choose).

2. Scroll down the page until you see "Post a Message to the Forum."

3. Type your post in the box under "Message."

4. Click "Preview Message" to read your post as it will appear on the forum.

5. Make changes if you need to and then,

6. Click "Submit message."

There you go! A new message on the forum that will attract a lot more attention than an addition to a thread from 2003.


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RE: If you want answers to your question, start a new thread, ple

I respectfully disagree camlan. Opening an old post and adding a comment or question does get attention. Some old posts have valid info & adding a question may illuminate the older posts. Yes, often the OP is long gone, but if I see an old post date come up to the top of the list, it may have something new I want to see in it (it may also be a spammer adding a link to sell something but that's a whole 'nother issue).

This forum is full of dreadfully old posts, but that's because it's an inactive forum. I do look at refreshed posts form 2003. Maybe I just have a comment to someone else's comment that doesn't warrant a whole new post. I'm pretty sure I don't need a tutorial on how to create a post....

Now if you're saying folks are opening old posts & putting totally unrelated stuff onto them, then I agree with you, but that doesn't seem to be the problem you're complaining about.


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