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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by borderboy1971, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. borderboy1971
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 705

    from Canada

    Most of us are likely guilty of doing it. Posting on a really old thread. It took me along time to realize how old the thread was as a newbie. I'd get excited that I have something to add to the thread and post without looking at the dates. Anybody else do/done this?
    FWIW, I find it entertaining now that I'm more familiar with the site. And no harm is usually caused by adding to a thread that's 10 years old. What say you?
  2. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,049


    I still do it occasionally, mostly when I'm in a hurry. No big deal, since usually a newbie or two hadn't seen it. Recycling isn't a crime.
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    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,731


    I rarely look at the dates myself since I mostly just scan and respond to new posts. I find it amusing when someone responds to a years old post as if the OP was just waiting for an answer. That said, it's good to keep things in one place for posts of a tech nature. Some things are timeless.
  4. I just posted on my build thread. Started it 5 years ago.

  5. old cars and old threads okay as long as they are "traditional"....
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  6. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,525


    The cars we are talking about are at least 53 years old, so I think there is not much that has not been discussed yet by someone. I was made in ´76, so I´m really glad the old guys keep repeating their stories . Otherwise I´d be bound to die uneducated, hahaha.
    In fact I mostly enjoy when an old thread turns up after a couple of years, and if I don´t, I just skip it,
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  7. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,094

    The Shift Wizard

    No, I haven't done that. :oops:
    But I did have an Elvis sighting at the local laundromat 2 weeks ago and I called the newspaper. :rolleyes:
  8. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 4,142

    from Ioway

    Some of those old posts bring back memories. I remember the first time I ever logged on the internet.

    Because I haven't logged off yet! Jeeze Louise.
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  9. ClarkH
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 945


    Thread origin date is at the top level on the website, but obscure and harder to spot in the moblie app. I'm sure that plays a role. Not a big deal as far as I'm concerned.

    Some threads just seem to resurface periodically, like a hippo in his watering hole. :D
  10. I like old threads... how old is this one? :rolleyes:

    I hate it when someone reminds us that the search bar is your friend, after I've spent hours searching for something! :confused:
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  11. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 2,976

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

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  12. razoo lew
    Joined: Apr 11, 2017
    Posts: 412

    razoo lew
    from Calgary

    I have seen numerous instances of recent solutions posted to problems discussed in old threads. Great use of old threads!
  13. It's not like an old thread gets leprosy, if you have new knowledge for an old thread spill it!
  14. Donuts & Peelouts
    Joined: Dec 12, 2016
    Posts: 1,191

    Donuts & Peelouts
    from , CA

    I do it. Is it a rule or something not to because I'll notice somebody always with the "this is an old thread" comment. I think it's better then having multiple threads on the same topic.

    Sent from my SM-J727T1 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  15. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    My favorites are when someone replys to an old thread, like Beaner says, like the OP is waitiing for an answer, without reading the thread and realizing it has been answered in 2005 :) And the search function works best for me when I google it, and put hamb in the search bar also.
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  16. Speaking of old threads, anyone have a link for the shit chopper thread? Or the one Ryan posted a few years ago with vintage race car crash footage?

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  17. oldrelics
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,728

    from Calgary

    I love it, there is lots of good info buried in a mass of old threads......
  18. No harm ,no foul. HRP
  19. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,854


    I usually look at the dates of any thread I'm reading.

    There's no rule against posting to an old thread, but if your post looks like you have no idea when the thread is from, then you might look slightly silly to folks who do pay attention to the dates.
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  20. canning
    Joined: Jan 22, 2012
    Posts: 70


    "Better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all."
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  21. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 4,142

    from Ioway

    You know you're REALLY a nerd when you bring up a search topic, start reading 10 year old posts, find one that seems familiar and suddenly realize it's you that wrote it.
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  22. The hippo boat thread was awesome, no matter how old it was.

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  23. Opening an old thread and the whole room lets you know they're getting cramps but not before they spit it back it out onto your face. :D [​IMG]
  24. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,418

    from Berry, AL

    No, it just means you're slow on getting around to doing stuff!
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  25. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,586


    I actually have a pretty clever response to this thread, I'll be posting it in 2028.
  26. I get messages on parts sold 10 years ago.
  27. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,832


    @ six ball just posted this in a response to a post I did. Its awesome footage with some real bad endings for vintage racers however it also shows how vulnerable and dangerous things were and why step's were taken to improve safety.

    I think its the same video Ryan posted.
  28. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,072

    scrap metal 48

    No harm.. No foul...
  29. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,092

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Many of the "dug up from the dead" responses are a result of a non HAMBer Googling a subject (or particular car or person), finding the HAMB thread, then joining the HAMB to reply. Their reply is their first post here.
    It's really bittersweet when we see a Child posting for the first time here on a thread that they found because they did a Google search on their Dad or his car. I've seen this many times. I remember once posting about a particular racer that was killed during a drag race here in San Diego in the early 50's and his Son replied to the thread!
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  30. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,605


    I like it, it's HAMB history, doesn't bother me at all. I seldom notice, unless I see a reply from a HAMBer who's no longer with us, then I'll reread the whole thread.
    It is funny to see guys get pissy over old threads...
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