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Aug 24, 2011 10:01 PM

Old Posts let them die start new ones

Please don't dig up 2-3 year old posts. Most of the information in them is out dated at best and no longer valid. Start a new thread.

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  1. I think someone struck a nerve!

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    1. re: RibDog

      Not really I just hate reading about places from 2005 and 2006 that do NOT exist anymore.. if you want to make a comment so be it, but it would be more in line if you posted to something that is current. The chef and many things can change in a place over the years and it is better to not resurrect a 2 year old post to add a comment make a NEW one
      The wait staff the food choices and even if the places exists matter, and reading 3 year old stuff has ZERO bearing.

    2. i agree with letting some of them die.....

      theres no need to post an answer to somebody asking for a place to eat in "whichevertown" we are visiting in the summer of 2008.......

      1. I definitely agree. While the long threads are nice to read, a lot of the places mentioned I usually find have moved or are closed.

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        1. re: brennok

          maybe we should do yearly threads when it comes to topics such as Best Fish Taco, Best BBQ, Best Burger, etc.

          So that it is Best Fish Taco of 2011. once the year expires so does the post.

          1. re: brennok

            .......... but it is still nice to see one every once in a while with the wisdom of the late, GREAT, Bob Mervine. Brings a smile to my face thinking he's now hanging out with some of the best chefs that ever lived, enjoying many a great meal (& discussion) & watching us down here still following some of his great rec's. Hope to have a steak at Del Frisco's in November in his honor (hubby will raise the glass of wine since I don't drink). : )

            1. re: southie_chick

              I agree! and a most of Bob's advice is still relevant. I still use it!

              Rest in Peace Bob

          2. The best solution I've seen for this problem is to have the board software automatically lock a thread that hasn't had a response in 90 days (or whatever span is decided). Then no one will accidentally resurrect a long dead thread. if it absolutely deserves a response, you can start a new thread with a link to the old one.

            That being said, this discussion really belongs in the "Site Talk" board.