Why are we seeing so many people respond to old forum threads, some were posted over six years ago?.
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.
Some of them are so out of date and completely irrelevant to the current situation on HubPages - they should be archived or buried.
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.
Not if it tells people they can earn a whacking fortune on HubPages.
Yes, but much of the information can be incorrect and/or outdated.
Older posts should be removed from the site.
I am hoping to bump this one in six years time.
Hope I remember.
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.
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!
This is much more obvious with the new layout. Wonder if it was intentional.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes it amazes me how timely the old forum posts can be. Some things never change.
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.
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.
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.
Yes and then put back the votes which were actually useful and of value to writers and readers alike.
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.
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