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Oldest Thread?

kaleokahu Sep 17, 2013 10:15 AM

I'm regularly surprised by Frankenthreads, and bemused by posters who respond to these threads' OPs as if they had just posted.

What's the absolute oldest thread on Chowhound? I'm feeling the need to respond to it, whatever it is...


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  1. Paprikaboy RE: kaleokahu Sep 17, 2013 10:35 AM

    The oldest one I can find is this one from 1997.


    I just went to the last(first?) page on all boards and found the 1st post.
    Someone may find an earlier one though.

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    1. re: Paprikaboy
      lamb_da_calculus RE: Paprikaboy Sep 17, 2013 10:37 AM

      If you sort by "Date Started" rather than "Last Reply" you find what I think is the oldest thread still available, from July 1997.


      1. re: lamb_da_calculus
        kaleokahu RE: lamb_da_calculus Sep 17, 2013 03:23 PM

        Thanks l_d_c:

        Frankenthread has risen, on the SW Board. Can anyone find anything older?


        1. re: kaleokahu
          Veggo RE: kaleokahu Sep 17, 2013 03:58 PM

          The Shroud of Turin.

    2. Samalicious RE: kaleokahu Sep 17, 2013 06:23 PM

      It's unfortunate that the "Other Threads You Might Like" recommendations don't sort by date. That keeps the zombie threads alive and there have been a lot of them lately.

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