New thread vs. ressurecting older thread(s) (Cambria)
I was curious what the general preference is for those active on the CA board?
We are visiting Cambria & I might end up posting a bit about the food.
It seems it might be preferable to resurrect a slightly older thread just because others have already chimed in & it keeps the info. together in one thread for areas in which the posting traffic is slower.
But, for some recent examples I'm thinking of, the OPs' trips have already come & gone. There was a recent thread on another board regarding the annoyance of resurrected threads where the OP's question had become moot (e.g., where to eat over Memorial Weekend, etc.).
Or is it just 6 of one, half dozen of the other?
Depends on what's in the old thread and how old it is, doesn't it? Also whether you want to bother searching for it instead of just banging your comments online.
For restaurant reviews, a thread whose last entry is over a year old may no longer reflect what's going on at the restaurant(s). If the thread is more recent, and your opinion differs from the OP's, I like having both in the one thread.
re: John Francis
Thanks, John. Yes, I do think it depends, which is why I had originally posted this on the CA board & ID'd Cambria in the title. (I respectfully defer to the moderators & am not complaining.) Context matters, though, & for that reason, I originally tried to target the CA board & the regular central coast posters/visitors. At any rate, I will just use my best judgment when the time comes. :) The Cambria threads don't tend to get too long & there are several from the past months that can always be added to.
I dont' have any preference as someone who reads the boards for information. On occasion, some threads get very long and thus difficult to load for some people. In those cases it's useful to start a new thread.
When I think is appropriate, I'll add links to the older threads if I start a new thread. Also do the same if I come across a new thread that could benefit from content from an older thread that I'm aware of. Just different ways to chip in and make the community resource more useful to everyone.