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Old Forum Threads!

  1. sallybea profile image96
    sallybeaposted 2 years ago

    http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12601396_f520.jpg
    Why are we seeing so many people respond to old forum threads, some were posted over six years ago?.

    1. theraggededge profile image95
      theraggededgeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I think it's because under every message there are links to 'related discussions'. The dates are displayed so it's common sense not to revive them. Silly to have them there unless they are current.

      1. sallybea profile image96
        sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Some of them are so out of date and completely irrelevant to the current situation on HubPages - they should be archived or buried.

        1. Kiss andTales profile image24
          Kiss andTalesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Old info can be new info to new comers
          Threads that posted before their joining HP
          can also answer and post new experiences and that we all can benifit from, I welcome it.

          1. sallybea profile image96
            sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Not if it tells people they can earn a whacking fortune on HubPages.

          2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, but much of the information can be incorrect and/or outdated.

            Older posts should be removed from the site.

            1. sallybea profile image96
              sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Especially since half the people in the threads are long gone.

  2. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 2 years ago

    I am hoping to bump this one in six years time.

    Hope I remember.

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Not lost your humor then, great stuff!

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
        Mark Ewbieposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Well it would be kind of funny.  Many of the topics just go round and round anyhow - Google changes, HubPages closing, creatives v. marketers.  Etc.

        1. sallybea profile image96
          sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Ye with little faith, tutt tutt:)  Now, if my Profile score would move one point higher, I would photograph it and keep it for posterity and pigs might fly!

  3. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago

    Because if you look at the bottom of the page, where HP places "related discussions,"  You'll see that precious few of them are any newer than several months; most are several years old!

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      This is much more obvious with the new layout.  Wonder if it was intentional.

      1. janshares profile image89
        jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I think that's it, sallybea. They are more prominent with the new layout and are, therefore, getting more clicks. I don't think hubbers pay attention to the dates.

  4. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 2 years ago

    There are some forum hacktivists using spare profiles to trigger some of them.

    I've nagged admin about closing obsolete threads for years as one of my pet peeves.

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Amazing that some people have so much spare time on their hands!

      Perhaps now that the new format shows them up so glaringly they will close the old threads.

    2. ChristinS profile image94
      ChristinSposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, me too - one of the most annoying things that should be a simple fix.  It would also improve the forums immensely for old threads beyond a year maybe two tops to be "read only" at the very least.  good grief.

  5. Sherry Hewins profile image94
    Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years ago

    Sometimes it amazes me how timely the old forum posts can be. Some things never change.

  6. SmartAndFun profile image90
    SmartAndFunposted 2 years ago

    At the bottom of this page, as a recommended related discussion, the site is recommending a 5-year-old forum thread titled "Sexy Telugu Actress Saree Blouse Photos." LOL! 

    Something is very wrong with the algo that recommends related discussions. It has always recommended very old ones, for some reason. I don't know why it is now also going so far off topic.

    1. Jodah profile image86
      Jodahposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I see that, great example of how crazy the situation is. HP just retired the "vote and rate" buttons from the hubs because they decided it was not being utilized sufficiently and would free up valuable space. I suggest deleting all forum threads over two years old would be much more productive.

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image91
        Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I agree. There are so many forum threads on the same subject and old ones (2 years or more) should be deleted.  On the other hand - those old hubs on the same subject proves that HP has not taken suggestions seriously.

      2. ChristinS profile image94
        ChristinSposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Yes and then put back the votes which were actually useful and of value to writers and readers alike.

        1. janshares profile image89
          jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          +1

  7. tillsontitan profile image89
    tillsontitanposted 2 years ago

    Well they do say what goes around comes around so I guess it's true with forums!  You would  think after "x" amount of years they would just be quietly deleted, but then, there's that money thing that somehow manages to rear its head.

    1. janshares profile image89
      jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I was wondering the same, if it's about money. We know that's the case for Q&A but do clicks on forums bring in some type of revenue?

 
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