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Babo's avatar

Does anyone like to discuss old questions?

Asked by Babo (1798points) April 25th, 2008

Or do they seem like old news?

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wildflower's avatar

I often come across older interesting questions, and consider posting to it, but It’s really very hard to tell since there’s no date stamp on the answers – only the question, so you don’t know if the last post is from earlier today or 3 weeks ago (assuming the question’s more than 3 weeks old of course) and there’s no way to tell if you’re participating in an ongoing debate or re-opening something done and dusted.

eambos's avatar

Wildflower phrased it perfectly.

Babo's avatar

Babo agrees!!!

phoenyx's avatar

I respond to old questions if I feel like I have something to contribute. I figure people will “quit following” a question if they are tired of it. In fact, it seems like we are encouraged to look at old questions.

wildflower's avatar

Yes, I have noticed hints at that…

scamp's avatar

Wildflower and phoenyx have pretty much said it for me.

shilolo's avatar

I just joined, but I will answer older questions if I feel that I have something new or useful to add so that when someone else searches the archive, they can see my 2 cents.

kevbo's avatar

And it doesn’t mean you can’t ask it again. It’s just that some of us with long memories like to keep things tidy.

Hollister0221's avatar

And new members are always joining with new ideas

cassy8's avatar

I love reviewing old questions.

AstroChuck's avatar

If I haven’t read it yet then its new to me.

Nimis's avatar

No, I don’t like discussing old questions.
[Squints at date on question.] Wait a minute…

davidgro's avatar

I find this amusing, I just joined the site today (hmm, now you have a timestamp) and my first batch of ‘just for me’ questions included this one. I think that means the site does encourage such necromancy.

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