Replying to old threads

Discussion in 'CookingBites How to Guides' started by morning glory, 4 Feb 2018.

  1. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I've noticed recently that some members have been replying to rather old threads. There is no reason why you shouldn't do this if you wish but in general, if a thread is more than a year or two old, it can be best to simply start a new thread (you can always refer to the old thread with a link, if appropriate).

    One reason for this is that our membership has changed considerably over the last few years and some of the older threads consist entirely of posts from members who haven't visited the forum for many years and they are probably never going to see your reply!

    Secondly, your reply may not be seen by current members, whereas if you start a new thread then it will be more visible to them.

    Finally - we need more new threads! New threads increase the Forum's visibility to search engines which in turn increases our visibility to potential new members.

    If in doubt as to whether to add to an old thread, you can always PM a member of staff to ask.
    ElizabethB, Kake Lover and detroitdad like this.

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