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do you think its ok to re visit past topics for newer members sake?

Blackie's avatar - A9EEAD01 0495-48CD-A336-536504FFBD9E2.jpeg

I say yes because there is alot of good info on here and sometimes doing a search doesn't work as well as asking someone if they know where to find something.

Todd's avatar - Cylon 200.jpg

It is OK to open discussion on old issues again, but it is also important that people use the Search feature to find out what was said before.

When you want to extend the discussion from a past [locked] thread, include the URL (link) to the old thread in your new topic.

To get the URL, scroll to the bottom of the thread page, and you'll find the URL next to the link graphic: Link

Microsoft IE users can just click the link, and it will automatically copy the URL to the clipboard, ready to be pasted into your new topic.  Firefox and other users should highlight and copy the URL.

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I voted "yes bring up past topics for new members sometimes."   

I also think it's ok to "bump" older threads that are not locked IF they are about a topic that would be of interest to newer members ( for example, the "quick pick or your own numbers" poll ).

I agree with Todd that it is also important that people use the Search feature to find out what was said before.

dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

Depends how old the topic is. Sometimes it's still in the first three pages and NOT ok. If it's not a recent topic then it's ok. Otherwise new people couldn't talk about those perennial topics like "cash vs annuity" or "are all lottery winners stupid".

four4me's avatar - gate1

Maybe it's me but I am not having a lot of success with the search engine... like I typed in GoArmy and I got nothing in return. I Wanted to see if he'd posted anything since his last post. I liked the old search engine better.

As for revisiting old topics.... if you want to re visit a a closed topic you should be able to send a request to the server to reopen the topic. Or Todd should lengthen the time a topic is left open to post to. Say up to a year after that if someone wants to re visit a topic... start a new one and include the link to the old one that the poster is referring to.

 

Todd's avatar - Cylon 200.jpg

Maybe if you try selecting "Username" before you search you would be more successful.

If you don't do that it is search the message text, not who wrote it.

A year is way too long to leave a thread open.  1 month seems perfect.

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Maybe it's me but I am not having a lot of success with the search engine... like I typed in GoArmy and I got nothing in return. I Wanted to see if he'd posted anything since his last post. I liked the old search engine better.

As for revisiting old topics.... if you want to re visit a a closed topic you should be able to send a request to the server to reopen the topic. Or Todd should lengthen the time a topic is left open to post to. Say up to a year after that if someone wants to re visit a topic... start a new one and include the link to the old one that the poster is referring to.

 

That's strange, I typed goarmy and got the following. Maybe it wasn't what you were looking for, but you wrote that you got nothing.

Miss Kitty's Pairs wk. of 3-19
Thanks Kitten, it has been a good day ! Bob bg Willie said to tell you Hey ! So did Verlon (goarmy)
Mar 24, 2006, 12:47 am

Illinois 9218
My personal favorite 9218 came out boxed finally. i hope some folks had it to bad i don't play the off shores cause this woulda been a great day. GoArmy you out there in cyberspace.
Mar 9, 2006, 12:28 am

Miss Kitty's Pairs wk. of 2-5
KeyDue 1, 6, 05, 6, 1 HotCold 7, 3, 06, 1, 2 Kitten, I just got off the phone with GoArmy, said to tell you and everyone else Hi ! from the Volunteer State. bg
Feb 5, 2006, 7:29 pm

Illinois pick 4 midday 10/20/05
4-4-me and GoArmy,Four4me's list contains one completely balanced combo that hasn't come in either draw for more than a year....8154Good luck to you guys!
Oct 20, 2005, 4:17 pm

Illinois pick 4 midday 10/20/05
GoArmy i have to switch back to my other pc havent updated my stuff for illinois yet will post at 5 oclock my time.Here is my list from today re organized i will be pulling about 6 numbers out of this and adding new picks.0825 1643 2056 2389 2459 2928 30453047 3061 3085 3095 3201 4067 40855017 5403 5407 5463 5426 5964 61836705 8154 8174 8512 8719 9132 9326
Oct 20, 2005, 3:53 pm

Illinois pick 4 midday 10/19/05
Thank you GoArmy and four4me.
Oct 20, 2005, 12:55 am

Illinois pick 4 midday 10/19/05
Midday Pick 4Wed, Oct 19 2005 is 6-8-1-2 WTG CalifDude nice box you were all over that number. 6241, 6248, 6218, 6213, 6283, 6418, 6183, 2418, 2183,mine 6183 no cigarSorry GoArmy better luck tonight.
Oct 19, 2005, 2:26 pm

Illinois pick 4 midday 10/18/05
Evening Pick 4Tue, Oct 18 2005 is 8-3-2-7mine 7683 2381 powertrails just misses with 1278 GoArmy 9273Well, we both had the target numbers, just failed to bring em home.
Oct 19, 2005, 12:23 am

Miss Kitty's Pairs wk. of 10-16
good box bob 584 thanks goarmy
Oct 18, 2005, 7:48 pm

Illinois pick 4 evening 10/17/05
GoArmy's picksIllinois mid and eve.....9276,9216,9266,9217,9210,9213,9277,9270,9273,9963,9960,9967,9966,99139910,9917,9916,9027 And he is off to work again.............good luck everyone TWO secrets to my success1. Dont tell everything that you know.2.
Oct 17, 2005, 5:29 pm

four4me's avatar - gate1

yea thats what i got references to his name but no posts in his username it was like his username dissapeared. maybe it was me i might have been tired. I typed his username and got a blank screen with no references to his posts. I eventually was able to check it out by clicking on his username in one of my old pm's from him.

Thanks Pac for your help

emilyg's avatar - cat anm.gif

Maybe it's me but I am not having a lot of success with the search engine... like I typed in GoArmy and I got nothing in return. I Wanted to see if he'd posted anything since his last post. I liked the old search engine better.

As for revisiting old topics.... if you want to re visit a a closed topic you should be able to send a request to the server to reopen the topic. Or Todd should lengthen the time a topic is left open to post to. Say up to a year after that if someone wants to re visit a topic... start a new one and include the link to the old one that the poster is referring to.

 

goarmy has not posted recently.

four4me's avatar - gate1

Thanks em i know it's been a while. i hope he's alright. he might have been deployed.

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hope he is safe wherever he is.i haven't seen him post in a while either......

bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

I think new members posting old topics are ok. Some discussions are bound to be repeated, but I agree with dvdiva that if the discussion is on posts that haven't been closed. Then new topics shouldn't be started.

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hope he is safe wherever he is.i haven't seen him post in a while either......

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Thanks em i know it's been a while. i hope he's alright. he might have been deployed.

he's in san diego.

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