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# 98652 3-Mar-2012 11:23
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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?" - 
"Tomizone account on multiple devices? (one at a time)" - 
"Recommended 3D movies" -

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

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  # 589782 3-Mar-2012 11:40
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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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  # 589829 3-Mar-2012 13:06
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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? -

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


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  # 589840 3-Mar-2012 13:39
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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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