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Topic # 98652 3-Mar-2012 11:23 Send private message

Now and then I get a few old items coming up in the RSS feed.

What is the reason for this?

Today's old items are:

"What are the legalities of using a VPN to stream overseas content?" -  http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=97755 
"Tomizone account on multiple devices? (one at a time)" -  http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=96870 
"Recommended 3D movies" - http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=34&topicid=96026&page_no=2


There are several more as well. I don't see anything in common with these items. 


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  Reply # 589782 3-Mar-2012 11:40 Send private message

Those items were moved from one forum to a more appropriate one - when they showed up with a new URL your RSS reader thought "Oh, new item!"...

It also happens if a very old thread receives a new reply and appears in the feed for the first time since dropping off.

 




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  Reply # 589829 3-Mar-2012 13:06 Send private message

New replies to very old items I can understand and agree with.

But, some of the items appearing today are nearly a year old, with no new replies.

An example:

Forums > Gadgets, robotics, home automation, electronics > New heater - undocumented feature or safety device? - http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=73&topicid=59405

No offence intended, but, is it really necessary to move these items at all?

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  Reply # 589840 3-Mar-2012 13:39 Send private message

Yes, it is needed. I've created a new "Home Workshop" forum and moved a lot of stuff out of Off Topic into this new forum. In the process I found a quite a few topics that should've been created in other forums instead of Off Topic - things discussing networking devices and broadband for example.






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