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Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
#4
It is sometimes interesting when old threads revive. However some old threads no longer work and posts give a 404 error instead. Maybe we need a way to let these links be deleted from the list.
 

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Athena Atterdag

time&space traveller
Camino(s) past & future
Via Francigena (2017, 2018)
Via Turonensis (2018)
#7
What's wrong with old threads and bumping them up? I think it's an amazing feature (especially since very often, when someone new to the forums asks a question, one of the first replies offers them to search the forum for previous threads on the same subject!).

I found quite a lot of useful information in old threads, and the only annoying thing about them is, in my opinion, that many links to other websites are broken.
 

ivar

Administrator
Staff member
#8
I am trying to take advantage of the library of almost 14 years of good answers to many of the same questions... let's see if we get used to it, if not I will turn it off.

It is always a good idea to look at the date of the post/thread you are responding to.... we have years and years worth of question. This separates us from any Camino related facebook group.

Let's see how it goes... :)
 

hel&scott

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2004 St Jean - Santiago, 2008 &18 Seville - Finesterre, 2010 Ferrol - Lisbon, 2012 from Cartehenga.
#11
I really like the old related threads, this is a great feature and the date is clearly given so you know it's "historical". @ivar is right, there is a great wealth of knowledge on the site and it's useful to make this more available.

I recently read an old related thread by Peter Robins explain the eye of providence in the cathedral dome, I would never have stumbled on it otherwise and bet I am not the only one wondering about the all seeing eye.
 

Sailor

Donante Vitalicio
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Infinito
#12
Nothing wrong by posting comments to old threads. I just recommend checking the date of the original post before clicking the "post reply" button, we may not get any feedback from the originators because some of them are no longer active forum members [I have already discussed this on the test of the new forum thread]. To all caminantes, buena suerte, y que la luz de Dios alumbre su camino.
 
Camino(s) past & future
cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean 2017.
#13
I am trying to take advantage of the library of almost 14 years of good answers to many of the same questions... let's see if we get used to it, if not I will turn it off.

It is always a good idea to look at the date of the post/thread you are responding to.... we have years and years worth of question. This separates us from any Camino related facebook group.

Let's see how it goes... :)
Ivar I am another who has been receiving "likes" to answers/comments often 2 or 3 years old. I appreciate that you have limited time etc. But would it be possible to archive items more than (say) 3 years old. They could still be accessed but only when someone is specifically searching the archives. Cheers for now.
 

Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
#16
Receiving the 'likes' to the old threads/posts is interesting IMO. It shows that the information is still helping some-one.
Where there are badly broken short threads (where no external links work) maybe we should use the report button so that they can be removed. I found one with only 4 posts, two of which referred to a now broken thread. I will look for it again and practise what I am preaching. ;)
 

Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
#17
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#18
oh yes. I blundered right into answering what I thought was a new thread , but was actually from ´06.
#I 2 #amablindass
Yes, I blundered too and now I find I am scrutinizing the dates more. It must have something to do with this new format (which I like the more I use it). On the other hand I do like the "similar threads" shown below the latest post/comment as it does help glean additional information quickly on topics that are posted less often...not so bad in my opinion.
 

Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
#19
I have found and posted on the broken thread, then reported my own post to bring it to the attention of Ivar and the Moderators.
This would not be the solution where the occasional post has broken links but in this case it rendered the whole thread of 4 posts obsolete.
Maybe some of the obsolete threads need locking if they no longer work, but they would still be visible.

I actually like the older posts re-appearing under 'Similar threads' as it is helpful to see the other threads.
It just needs checking when the last post was written and not expecting the OP to respond - and lack of response happens with more recent posts too, where the OP is no longer visiting much so posts no answer.
 
Camino(s) past & future
VdlP 2010, Frances 2010
Via Francigena 2014 bicigrino
Way of St. Francis 2017 bicigrino
#20
I really like the similar threads at the bottom however I would love if it is possible to stop posting to all threads with no new post in the last three years
 

Thornley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances [08 ]Portuguese [09 ]Le Puy[10] Norte[ 11] Madrid [12] Figeac - Pamplona [13] Mont Saint Michel - Bordeaux / St Palais - Pamplona [14] Moissac -Burgos [15] , Norte to Oviedo and then Primitivo [16]
Le Puy to Moissac and Dax to Santo Domingo
#22
I am trying to take advantage of the library of almost 14 years of good answers to many of the same questions... let's see if we get used to it, if not I will turn it off.

It is always a good idea to look at the date of the post/thread you are responding to.... we have years and years worth of question. This separates us from any Camino related facebook group.

Let's see how it goes... :)
May i try and take advantage Ivar and request you delete all old "warnings" to me being a naughty boy with some replies ;)
 

Sailor

Donante Vitalicio
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Infinito
#23
I really like the similar threads at the bottom however I would love if it is possible to stop posting to all threads with no new post in the last three years
-- Miss Debra: Thank you, I like your idea.
-- Ivar: Is it possible to auto-lock all threads with no new post in the last three years?
-- To all caminantes: Buena suerte, y que la luz de Dios alumbre su camino.
 

Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
#26
-- Miss Debra: Thank you, I like your idea.
-- Ivar: Is it possible to auto-lock all threads with no new post in the last three years?
-- To all caminantes: Buena suerte, y que la luz de Dios alumbre su camino.
I think I can set this up... it would need some work, so it would be some time next week.
Good idea. Can I suggest a 5 year cut off rather than 3. Just gives a little more time before a thread dies.
(Edit - to clarify as 'locks' not 'deletes'.)
 
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Thornley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances [08 ]Portuguese [09 ]Le Puy[10] Norte[ 11] Madrid [12] Figeac - Pamplona [13] Mont Saint Michel - Bordeaux / St Palais - Pamplona [14] Moissac -Burgos [15] , Norte to Oviedo and then Primitivo [16]
Le Puy to Moissac and Dax to Santo Domingo
#33
Whats happened to a simple walk guided by a book ,
We are not that important considering 250,000 minimum walk just ONE Camino path each year
The last 3 years have had more than 800,000 complete and what are our numbers on the forum ????
Lets say 200 good solid contributors [ i am being generous] .......its not .001% guys ,
I would suggest a 2 year cut off with the same old repeat questions reappearing ........for another 2 years:oops:
 

Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
#34
But I think/hope what Ivar has in mind is to disable replies, but we'll still be able to read these fascinating pieces of history.
Concur. Auto-lock after the x-year, not auto-delete. Don't break the Rosetta Stone. Buena suerte y que la luz de Dios alumbre su camino.
I read it as locking the thread, not deleting it. Sorry if my response implied that it could be deleted after 5 years, that would lose so much of value. So 'lock after 5 years' a good idea. Auto-delete - not good at all.
Hope I have made my suggestion clearer now and post edited.:)

We also have the option to ask the Moderators to lock any thread we have started if we feel it is obsolete and further posts would be confusing. I have done this with the annual 'Camigos in S Devon...' threads; and @SabineP has done so with the 'Where did you walk in....' threads. I simply put a final post (with a link to the new one) that this year's thread has run its course, then report my own post with a request to lock the thread - the result is usually very quick :):)
 
Camino(s) past & future
September2016
#35
I am trying to take advantage of the library of almost 14 years of good answers to many of the same questions... let's see if we get used to it, if not I will turn it off.

It is always a good idea to look at the date of the post/thread you are responding to.... we have years and years worth of question. This separates us from any Camino related facebook group.

Let's see how it goes... :)
The old threads are helpful to New pilgrims or those who haven’t yet walked a Camino. I found an old thread which was very helpful. Maybe the original dat can be shown at the beginning of the thread.
Ivan, thank you so much for this very helpful forum!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (SJPdP-Burgos, 2015)
Camino Frances (Burgos-Sarria, 2018)
Sarria-Santiago (fall 2018)
#37
I also like the old threads, and am a little leary about locking them, even after 5 years. There is a wealth of valuable information in many of them, and I think many of them could continue in "real time" to add/update what's gone before.

Sure, some are outdated. But in others, previous posters have gone into great detail on things such as choosing equipment, buying boots and shoes, foot care and so on, that doesn't necessarily need to be repeated for a new member every couple of months (or weeks,lol) but could simply be continued in a single place.

Like others, I found myself a bit confused when some of the old threads started popping up. But it's been fairly easy to catch on. If there were some way to earmark a gap of, say, several years that might be helpful. Or some other alternative.

But I do think the institutional knowledge in the forum is a valuable resource that isn't found onthe Facebook, etc., sites. I hope that never changes.
 
Camino(s) past & future
VdlP 2010, Frances 2010
Via Francigena 2014 bicigrino
Way of St. Francis 2017 bicigrino
#38
Sorry for my lack of clarity on my suggestion when I said locking the threads after three years. I simply meant been unable to reply but in no way meant for the old threads to be deleted. I love the ability to see them but at some point I wonder at the practicality of replying to threads that are five or 10 years since the last reply .
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata.
#39
Yes, that is a good point. The moderators have the ability to lock threads - but on a one-off basis. And I'm not sure how that affects them appearing in "similar threads".
 

Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
#40
Yes, that is a good point. The moderators have the ability to lock threads - but on a one-off basis. And I'm not sure how that affects them appearing in "similar threads".
They probably still appear in similar threads which IMO is good. It might be best to leave the threads unless they are really broken. I would hate it if they disappeared as there is so much good and interesting stuff there. Maybe @ivar can do an 'auto-lock' but with a long length of no-participation, otherwise I would suggest that it is best to leave things to run.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#41
I think I can set this up... it would need some work, so it would be some time next week.
Hi Ivar, I just noticed you added the word "OLDER posts" in the heading underneath the current threads. A great, yet simple clarification. Thanks!
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#42
Where's Mendiwalker, Renshaw, Mark Lee and Doug Fitz? I haven't seen words of wisdom from them in this new format.
Obviously that's not this thread's topic but I do miss them too. I was away for a few months for the same reasons I guess. Combine the word you can't mention here (otherwise you'll be banned or in best case the post will be erased) and "policy" and you have the answer.
It's not the new format. It's the same "old format" if you know what I mean ;)
 
#43
I am trying to take advantage of the library of almost 14 years of good answers to many of the same questions... let's see if we get used to it, if not I will turn it off.

It is always a good idea to look at the date of the post/thread you are responding to.... we have years and years worth of question. This separates us from any Camino related facebook group.

Let's see how it goes... :)
I love seeing the old posts. Please don't remove them. It is interesting to make comparisons between now and then....
 
#44
...and please, please don't auto lock the old conversations. I love it when somebody writes to me on an ancient thread. For me, these conversations have not ended. They come to mind at the strangest times and places. I often wonder about the people who contributed to the conversations: are they still on the forum, have they died, why did they disappear? their friendliness has enabled me to walk many a distance.

Cheers
 

Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
#46
And what about @anemone del camino? I miss some of her comments, which were both helpful, yet sometimes feisty.
If you use the search box with the user name you can find old threads/posts. Then see if the caption under the avatar says Guest. If so the person is no longer a member. Some others are still around but maybe not posting at present. So - @anemonedelcamino is a guest, others are still with a live blue link through their user name - and @anemone is a different person I think.
Another good use of older posts...............
 
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