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Jul 25, 2006 11:49 PM

Repeating the same topic ...

I do understand the philosophy that things change fast and not everyone reads the board every day so new threads on common topics are accepted and part of the chowhound milieu.

But what's the etiquette on starting a thread on a topic that is already the topic of a thread in the last few hours.

The other day on the LA board, there were three or four new threads all announcing the opening of a bakery called Susie Cakes in Brentwood. In several of the cases, the writer hadn't even been there yet, they were just excited that the place was open. Then a day or so later, there were several threads reviewing the goods at Susie Cakes.

Now, I'm not trying to pick on Susie Cakes or those who eat there. I'm really just trying to suss out the etiquette of multiple threads on the same topic all at once.

(Now, watch someone point out that this is the topic of several other threads. If it is, my bad, I didn't see them.)

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  1. See this recent thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

    I'm sorry. I couldn't help myself.

    The gist seems to be that one should start new threads. Personally, I disagree. But this seems to be the policy. For example, shouldn't I finish my thought on the above thread?

    I think the main problem with multiple threads is that so many people start new topics without searching earlier threads. If I was the alpha hound around here, I'd have a pop up window come up when someone tries to start a new thread that says "Have you searched earlier threads first? Maybe this question was just asked last Tuesday?" :)