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    Ancient threads and Newbies...

    Is there a way to permanently close really old, tired threads, or a way to simply electrocute the newbies who drag them back to the surface?

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    it would probably be more easy for u to delete yourself. I know your sick of seeing the same threads, but deal with it! not everybody that is a newbie knows what you already know. and i for one dont see the harm in them posting something that we have already seen. for god sake it aint like there is any new news on van halen! if vh doesn't come out with something new or put out some new news, we will probably go around the block a few more times! SO NEWBIE'S DO WHAT YOU DO!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig
    Is there a way to permanently close really old, tired threads, or a way to simply electrocute the newbies who drag them back to the surface?

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    Craig.. now thats just not nice!!! Newbies are like learner drivers, they do your head in but we all used to be one!!
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    You know chef by number of posts standards I probably am a newbie to you, but look at my sign up date. I've been here a lot longer than you have. It's not always how many times you've posted. Some of us have been around for ages, but just go in spurts with posting. So what may be an old post to you is something we may have never responded to before. Like Angie says, patience my dear.
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    Auto-closing threads after a certain time period has passed is very easy to do, but sometimes there are old threads that actually have something of signficance to re-discuss. Sometimes. And hell it's better than having a new thread made on it.
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    Nice welcoming post Chef, funny you consider yourself some kind of old timer, some of these dudes have been posting either here or the old PD from way back back in the late 90's, like myself.
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    True, old threads sometimes have good discussion, but with them it's hard to get that 'interactive' thread flow going, when you're responding to posts whose originators often aren't here anymore and such. I'd rather have new threads with old topics (except that ONE topic which shall not be named aloud), 'cause current events and forum climate tend to shape the dialogue accordingly.

    I mean, I'd hate to harp on some poor unsuspecting soul who's not around to defend himself.

    Speaking of ancient threads and trolls...I just have to say...

    LOL, I see 2004TOUR's still on double secret posting probation. So much for moving on, you flip flopping rascal. Is there some reason why you're back here, after vowing never to return? Let me guess...trying to post some more anti-semitic trash? Good luck with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willy4pres
    Nice welcoming post Chef, funny you consider yourself some kind of old timer, some of these dudes have been posting either here or the old PD from way back back in the late 90's, like myself.

    And it's nice to see what a well developed sense of humor some of you airbags possess as well.

    How on earth did you: A. Take the post seriously and B. consider it to be some sort of welcome?

    Some of you people truly love to take a fucking position where none was necessary.

    Those that had a problem with the post, feel free to blow it straight out of your ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen
    True, old threads sometimes have good discussion, but with them it's hard to get that 'interactive' thread flow going, when you're responding to posts whose originators often aren't here anymore and such. I'd rather have new threads with old topics (except that ONE topic which shall not be named aloud), 'cause current events and forum climate tend to shape the dialogue accordingly.

    I mean, I'd hate to harp on some poor unsuspecting soul who's not around to defend himself.
    Heh, Squalen, that's is sometimes one of life's true joys isn't it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunya
    Heh, Squalen, that's is sometimes one of life's true joys isn't it.
    Which, in a roundabout way, makes losing the "Slowpoke" thread that much more signifigant of a loss!

    Really though, it seems some of those old threads (Christ, Ford is in some of them) are brought up for the sole reason of stirring up shit, usually by folks that have no business bringing 'em up in the first place.

    For crying out loud, be defiant, be original and create a new thread.

    The worst that could happen is what? It gets ignored? And at best it foments new discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig

    Really though, it seems some of those old threads (Christ, Ford is in some of them) are brought up for the sole reason of stirring up shit, usually by folks that have no business bringing 'em up in the first place.
    Exactly.

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    Point taken.
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    I have a good sense of humor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willy4pres
    I have a good sense of humor!

    runs away crying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig
    Really though, it seems some of those old threads (Christ, Ford is in some of them) are brought up for the sole reason of stirring up shit, usually by folks that have no business bringing 'em up in the first place.
    From the old threads I've read, it seems like FORD was a knowledgeable Van Halen guy, yet he was banned. I don't know if it's legal to inquire about banned members, but I am going to, anyhow. What did he do that got him banned?
    If it's BROWN, flush it DOWN.

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