- Mar 22, 2005
I understand what has happened in this situation. It is just that I have read on more than one occassion where people get really upset when an old thread is revived and wondered whether there was an unwritten rule about reviving old threads.NM said:No problem if the new question related to the original topic. But in this case the new question was not related to the original question of guest passes, which is what caught me out.
Don't want to confuse anyone. Another classic is the RTW question! It pops up once a week in a new thread. Most of them are started by first timers and each does have their individual needs but there are some very useful answers relating to each thread. For someone like me trying to gather information I have to read through countless threads and take notes. I feel it would be easier if the most important information was in the one thread.NM said:I have no problem with starting a new thread for a new question. Its a good idea to search first to see if your question has been answered before, and if it has not been answered then ask again in a new thread. Re-opening an old thread can lead to confusion.
I will be asking for updates or clarification of existing information in the threads. To me that is just a continuation of the thread. May help someone down the track if the information was centralised.NM said:If you are asking a new question that is related to the old thread, then my recommendation is to start a new thread and link (and optionally quote) from the original thread.
If you are providing an update to the information in the old thread, then add to the end of that thread.