Last Post or Date Started?
I'm curious to know if people elect to keep their CH setting on Last Post or Date Started?
I've always kept it on Last Post. But I decided I hate opening "new" threads that are actually bumped up threads from 2005 or whatever. (I'd love to know why people feel the need to post a response to years-old threads -- especially when they are answering a question like "I'll be in L.A. over the weekend and need a vegetarian-friendly French restaurant ... because if the question was posted in 2004 it's pretty likely the original poster has come and gone from L.A.)
I started thinking that it would be great if, along with seeing a date stamp for the most recent post, there was also a date stamp for the original post -- even if your setting is on Last Post and not Date Started -- because I personally would like to avoid wasting my time reading old threads that have been bumped to the top.
But before I made that suggestion, I figured I'd give Date Started a try.
Does anyone else keep their setting on Date Started and do you find that preferable to Last Post?
(You can tell I'm on deadline at work, because a post like this is half genuine curiosity and interest and about half "i need to keep procrastinating.)
Thanks for indulging me ... truly interested in the responses.
Hmm, I didn't even know there was a setting for "date started". I might have to check that out.
I used to be very frustrated by people responding to old posts, but the reality is, someone new may have an identical request, and so adding new information to an old post can be useful. I just wish people would start the response to an old post with something like "I know this was first asked a long time ago, but in case anyone else is looking..."