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    I think it's fine.

    I think in face to face conversation it's not unusual (and can be worthwhile) to "go back" to an old conversation and relate some familiar points or expand upon past thinking. Same thing online, except there is a transcript with it.
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    I actually didn't know we were allowed to do that on these forums.

    I don't mind, but I tend to only respond to shorter threads because I like to read the responses (someone stated this earlier).

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    I've had reallllly old threads bumped on other forums from 2008 or earlier. It's sometimes hard to come to accept the fact that I may or may not have posted like an idiot in the past.

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    I reply based on immediacy and relevance to my inner life.

    I love talking to you all over the world in real time, and I love my inner life. So I read what you say and listen to the resonance with my inner life.

    Then I reply.

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    I typically hate it because usually the OP is not quite as active or someone is tacking on their own inquiry about a similar problem they are having.

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    I like it when people bump the old threads. It's like a nice little discovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bologna View Post
    It's annoying when someone bumps a four-year-old thread with a reply to a specific poster and seem to assume that the poster held the same opinion they did four years ago and is still primed to debate the topic. Those posters are often not even around anymore.
    Ha! So true. I don't think people always check the dates when replying to older threads.

    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    I quite like it. I've never really understood why people dislike it. I like that nothing really dies on the internet. Perhaps it offends people's desire for things to be resolved?
    I like it too most of the time. I don't have the time to dig deep into the archives so its nice when someone discovers a hidden gem of a thread and revives it. Like so many have said, I'd rather see old threads revived than a new one started on the same topic.

    I however, am somewhat uneasy by the statement that "nothing ever dies on the Internet." If a previous post of yours truly makes you uncomfortable, it should be able to delete it if you choose. Especially if its in a thread that no one has posted in for a long time.
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