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I am just wondering why the bulk of the discussions are from years back, seems like the Admins. just need something to fill up the pages so they dig back in the archives. It's a little disturbing to think your commenting on a post or going to and then find out the thread is 10 years old.
 

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People are clicking on the Recommended Reading below this text field and many of those are old. The dates are clearly shown so I'm not sure why this is being missed. We don't really have any input into what shows there, the forum software uses an algorithm to pull those based on the content of the thread.
 

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People are clicking on the Recommended Reading below this text field and many of those are old. The dates are clearly shown so I'm not sure why this is being missed. We don't really have any input into what shows there, the forum software uses an algorithm to pull those based on the content of the thread.
Thanks, I was wondering how that was happening. I figured it was new members looking for information, but the suggested list sounds more likely. There's a lot of good stuff already on here.
 

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The only thing I click on is the email I receive each day notifying me of ”recent woodworking discussions”. I scroll down and select the one I am interested in reading. The date shown in the email. When the forum opens, I find I am reading from history. Yes, there is a lot of good discussions on the site, but I liked it when the recent discussions were “NEW”.
 

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I had mentioned this awhile back about all the old posts showing in my email because someone had posted a response to years old threads. There should be away that people can read them but not be allowed to write a new response to them. If they need more info about something then a new thread should be started on the subject, imho.
 

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If they need more info about something then a new thread should be started on the subject, imho.
I agree but folks won't look at the dates. We can close the old threads but there are thousands so that's a non-starter for us. Occasionally an old thread can be revived and it makes sense but most of the time old threads need to just be used for reference rather than reviving them with new comments.
 

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I had mentioned this awhile back about all the old posts showing in my email because someone had posted a response to years old threads. There should be away that people can read them but not be allowed to write a new response to them. If they need more info about something then a new thread should be started on the subject, imho.
I totally agree with that.
 

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Sometimes the old threads contain really good information. The one on resawing jig for logs is a good example. I'd commented on it long ago, but seeing it again, I'm inspired to make one. It's not all bad to revive some of the old stuff.
 

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It's not all bad to revive some of the old stuff.
Yep. That's what I said above. Just because it's an old thread doesn't mean it doesn't have value today. The only issue is when folks - new and old - reply to a comment someone made in a thread that hasn't been touched in years expecting a reply from folks who haven't been on the forum for a long, long time.

We have a choice to leave it alone, tell them it's an old thread and they're not likely to get a reply, or move it to its own thread if the post stands alone. My preference is the latter if the post can stand alone as a new thread where it can gain traction on its own.
 

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When this site was founded it was about promoting all types of woodworking. There was a tremendous amount of interaction between members. There were easy to find links with answers to questions most commonly asked. I led the forums for 10 years and very few currently active members will know anything about me. I was in regular contact with all the tool and supply companies and they gave us advanced information on new products: IE.. I announced the plunge base for the Bosch Colt 6 months before it was released. When members had problems with warranty service I went to bat for them and resolved 100% of the issues. We used to have group projects that everyone could participate in. I miss those days. The current owners took the site in a different direction as is their right. It is much more refined and polished now.
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Hi @Mike, Great to see you back on the forum...

Every day, almost, I recall the help given by such people as BJ, Glenmore and Dr Zook.....
 
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James I am sure they are all making sawdust in the sky along with Bob Rosendahl and Pat Warner.
 

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When this site was founded it was about promoting all types of woodworking. There was a tremendous amount of interaction between members. There were easy to find links with answers to questions most commonly asked. I led the forums for 10 years and very few currently active members will know anything about me. I was in regular contact with all the tool and supply companies and they gave us advanced information on new products:
Hi Mike! Glad to see you posting again. Don't go awol again, please. You added a lot of value to the Forum. And I've never seen a shop so filled with tools and stuff. Now if we could get Barb back, I'd be even happier.
 

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Tom the reason I have been away is the current owners do not like me. I took the forums from 10K members to over 120K. Not much growth since I left. I knew everybody at the tool and material providers. This created problems when advertising tried pitching them. This is why they made a rule prohibiting me from reviewing products and tools. There is no title by my name, they did everything short of banning me from the forums. It is sad because I loved the forums and worked very hard to expand them. I will tell Barb you miss her, she is doing very well.
 
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