Very Old Posts

Anonymous
By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-11-08 06:34:39 -0600
Started 2014-11-07 01:31:26 -0600

Why are so many posts and comments out dated. Some discussiond are over 5 years and no one is replying. Can you clean it up and get rid of those ancient posts?
Thanks,
Calayx


4 replies

calayx
calayx 2014-11-08 06:34:39 -0600 Report

Whoa…everybody!!!! I was just asking, I meant no harm. I sure didn't mean to upset anyone at all. Please forgive me. I obviously didn't realize how important they were. I understand now. Won't be making any comments that will cause me to have my head bitten off again!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-11-07 11:42:59 -0600 Report

Those old post as you call them are very educational to newbies to the site. The can browse through them and find tips, tools or advice that will help them. This is what is referred to as "History" many people learn from the those who have passed through this site before us.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-11-07 10:19:11 -0600 Report

Howdy Calayx
Yes there, IMO, are some discussions which could be deleted without much loss to the site,

However, there are some discussions from 5 and 6 years ago to which folks may occasionally reply because they see value in it.

I am not wise enough to determine for someone else if a particular subject or discussion is valuable to them. Also some of those discussions have opinions and thoughts to which I sometimes refer when replying to others who have the same or similar questions that those discussions were seeking to answer.

For instance: a new .member asks a question about an insulin pump. I can refer that newbie to the discussion where someone answers that same question. I usually hold off answering those questions for a day or two but if no one answers that person, I can tell him/her about how the query was answered in the past, usually by sending a link to that discussion.

And, Calayx, are you harmed by having this abundance of discussions available to you, even if some seem superflous?

I know that when I post a new discussion I do a search on the DC search function to see if there is a duplicate to what I am considering posting, and often when I see a duplicate I won't start a new discussion. Or if the new discussion is different somehow, offers new insights, then I go ahead and post it.

God's best to you

James

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-11-07 05:59:38 -0600 Report

Old posts are often referred to as the members have changed over the years. There are some great posts that I still send people to for the wisdom inside those posts. Different things were happening in our lives back then and the flash backs are sometime even funny to read through.

With the fluctuation of people who come and go, it's nice to get different perspectives on the questions we have. We used to have people ask us to not post "the same old questions" as you will see there are 100's of duplicate subjects, but new people often ask those questions and it's important to encourage them along as well.

I imagine eventually, as we progress in years we might, but for now, it is nice to have the diversity of the older posts. There is great information wrapped up in them.