A question for the mods

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Becky77
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   Posted 8/16/2010 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Sometime recently, someone pulled up an old post and responded, which brought up answers for them that they needed. One of the mods then requested that people not respond to old posts, but it kinda confused me. (I'm not trying to attack whoever responded by any means, just confused and wanted to ask)

Here's really what I'm getting at...

I've been searching old posts about low residue diets. There are a lot of them, and current members started and/or responded to them. If I have questions that have been partially answered, but wish to bring up that topic again, is it better, or requested to just start a new post, or bring up an older one, comment on it, and ask more questions? Are posts left just so people can get some ideas then start new posts? Doesn't this just make the same topic come up over and over and over, where people don't want to answer the same question again and again? Or are posts eventually taken off the site in order to "keep space", so you want them up to date?

Thanks a bunch for any clarification/suggestions you have!
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

mdf34
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   Posted 8/17/2010 12:34 AM (GMT -7)   
No, really.........she's trying to stir the pot with a BIG stick!! tongue turn yeah smilewinkgrin    I jest!! 
Diagnosed (FINALLY) UC Sept 09/Diagnosis amended 5-3-10 to Crohn's
Taking Pentasa 500mg/8x/day
Entocort 3X/day
Bentyl as needed
1000 mg Vitamin C
Prilosec 1X/day
Flonase
 
 

ivy6
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   Posted 8/17/2010 1:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I think you need to use your own judgement.

Every now and then someone - usually a new member or a spammer - bumps a post made by a member in, say, 2005, that said "I'm in a lot of pain; should I go to the hospital?" and makes an incredibly valuable :-) contribution to the conversation by saying "yes! go!". Obviously, that sort of advice is completely out of date and unnecessary, and is going to be a bump that will frustrate regular members, and the mods.

If an old post inspires you to add a question of your own, then I think your best bet is to start a new thread. I can't speak for others, but (as a lay member, not a mod) often I prefer not to reread a thread with a title I recognise and already know is old, and others may feel the same. I think you're more likely to get responses to your question if you start a new thread.

If it's a useful continuation to a long-running discussion, then I think yes! Add to the thread.

I hope this helps. As always, it's a grey area, but if you use your judgement you should be ok. In short, though, do avoid providing useless answers to questions that are many years old :-)

Ivy.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 8/17/2010 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I am the mod that requested that old posts not be brought up. My personal opinion is that when you bring up an old post many of the longtime members will not respond as they recognize the post 1) They already responded to and don't bother to re read, and 2) It is as Ivy said lots of time a spammer. Its best to start a new post, you get more responses that way. JMHO
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Becky77
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 1768
   Posted 8/17/2010 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok, sounds good to me! I just wanted to know which was preferred :)

Gail-how are you feeling, btw?
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

Nanners
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 8/17/2010 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
So-so.... Have good days and bad. My mornings are pretty rough still, so that part I hope gets better soon. Thanks for asking.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
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