questionssuggestion: rip questions that are old.

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Similar question asked in Dec. 2009. I admit I have not read all the responses to this question.

I think it's safe to say the question was not resolved. There's a certain irony here, isn't there? Or a repeated theme of inaction?? Going to go read the question now. :-/

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I expect that some are going to say - If you RIP questions, then people will ask the same ones over & over again. Perhaps. But they do anyway & this way you could either not vote it up or down vote redundant, fresh duplicate ?s & just refer them to those previously answered.

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Would it be a good idea? Yes.
Will it ever happen? Probably not.
Is this site full of possible babies crying because someone might reuse a question in order to get rep points? Safe to say possibly.
Is it fun to find old questions to post and time to see how long before someone digs up a five year old response so they can "tattle on you"? No comment.

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@wisenekt: "Would it be a good idea? Yes." Agree.

"Will it ever happen? Probably not." Agree

"Is this site full of possible babies crying because someone might reuse a question in order to get rep points? Safe to say possibly." Agree.

"Is it fun to find old questions to post and time to see how long before someone digs up a five year old response so they can "tattle on you"? No comment." Probably agree.

Not sure what your intent is. But then, it doesn't really matter, does it? I keep trying to improve/suggest changes here. Nothing changes as I saw after I posted this question (similar question from 2009).

Guess I'm either hard-headed, stupid or think that TPTB will listen.

And so...they don't.

Thank you so much for responding. I appreciate it!

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I KNOW that I am digging up and old question, but I didn't want to ask the same question & simply complain. That being said, here I go...

Recently, 2 old questions were answered (obviously, that I was subscribed to):

1) The one today, about a replacement battery for @pamfenway. This was irritating (though it was answered by the OP with grace) since the question is nearly 18 months old and needed an answer fairly quickly.

2) The other question disturbed me greatly and I linked for you to read but, please, don't post on the question, since it deals with a possible death:
http://deals.woot.com/questions/details/cf65f5b4-1225-4731-9125-e5b2e86fecad/my-mom-was-recently-diagnosed-with-cancer-and-im-looking-for-ideas-to-make-her#6ddeab2c-9888-47a4-9d69-f4b127c5e191

I am a HUGE fan of RIPing an old and/or closed question. At least, let the OP RIP it.

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@rlapid2112: Wow, I would certainly not have seen this question if you hadn't happened to mention me. TY

I went back & forth as to how I felt about it. First, I was quite taken aback this AM when I got a response on the laptopbattery ? and wondered how in heck someone thought to respond to something asked so long ago. How would they find the question, I thought, unless they'd done a search to find an answer to a similar question they had now. But this person didn't appear to be looking for a response, but giving one! Is he in the battery replacement business? I wondered.

Then this link to the other question. I was first shocked that somone had replied to this question 9 months after the OP posed it. And THEN I noticed that 1) I'd answered that question when it was originally posed and 2) the OP had given more info on her mother's situation that I'd never seen. And I was happy to know she got to spend at least 1 more xmas with her. As ever, there are 2 sides to every coin.