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#1 of 45 OFFLINE   DaveHo

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Posted October 16 2008 - 02:32 AM

What's with the flurry of 1 post newbies digging up old posts lately? Seems to happen most often in the for sale sections. Doesn't anyone look at post dates? It's annoying as hell! I know other forums have required minimum post counts for sending PMs & posting in certain areas. I think we should do something similar. Is anyone with me or am I just being an unreasonable jerk?

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#2 of 45 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted October 16 2008 - 10:37 AM

Dave,
I was prepared with some useful tips on using a jack to get the post out of the ground.
Turns out, I can't help you. Posted Image
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#3 of 45 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted October 16 2008 - 01:00 PM

Do you have any tips for getting wooden posts out of concrete? I rebuilt my fence and had to keep one of the posts, but it's not in good shape.

#4 of 45 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted October 16 2008 - 01:14 PM

OK Greg, I was confused but you're adrift. Posted Image
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#5 of 45 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted October 16 2008 - 05:24 PM

Hah! Those newbies don't understand that bad things can happen when you dig up old posts!

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There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#6 of 45 OFFLINE   troy evans

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Posted October 16 2008 - 05:46 PM

Those old posts make some damn fine speaker stands. I guess when you first get into HT you don't have alot of money. So, digging up posts from neighbors yards and such to build shelves and entertainment centers is par for the course. Just make sure you do it at night and be sure they don't have dogs. Oh man, the stories I could tell you......
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#7 of 45 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted October 16 2008 - 06:54 PM

One good way is to obtain one of those cherry-picker engine hoists, screw a large screw eye into the broken off piece of wood down in the ground, and then hoist away.
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#8 of 45 OFFLINE   Todd H

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Posted October 16 2008 - 11:57 PM

I had the same thing happen to me. Some guy wanted to buy my PS3 that I posted in the Hardware for Sale section last year. The way his message to me was worded, it sounded suspicious.

#9 of 45 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted October 17 2008 - 06:00 AM

I can see why it'd be a pain in the "For Sale" forum, but I generally get irritated with forums that have a "no digging up old posts" rule. If the new post is relevant to the old topic, why start a new redundant thread on the same topic?

#10 of 45 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted October 17 2008 - 02:50 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Frezon
Hah! Those newbies don't understand that bad things can happen when you dig up old posts!

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LOL!
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#11 of 45 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted October 17 2008 - 03:13 PM

As the photo above shows.....he was drinking before he dug up that post. Don't drink before you dig em up!

Of course, there's always the problem of digging up an old silica post......that's another can of worms right there. Posted ImagePosted Image
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#12 of 45 OFFLINE   drobbins

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Posted October 18 2008 - 12:49 AM

Gmail has come up with a new test to help stop drunken e-mailing. Maybe soon it will be expanded to cover posting as well ABC News: Think Before You Drink and Draft
It is not just newbies digging up old posts. As a matter of fact a notorious old-post-digger-upper-of-er has posted in this very thread!! Posted Image Lets see who can point him out.

#13 of 45 OFFLINE   mylan

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Posted October 18 2008 - 01:16 AM

Yes, I noticed that right away!

It is none other than

Dennis Nicholls!!!

I know enough to know I don't know enough!

#14 of 45 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted October 18 2008 - 01:29 AM

Getting back (however briefly) to the actual topic Posted Image -

The rules new members are asked to read when they join instruct them to search for existing threads before opening new ones on a given topic. When they don't do that older members correct them (sometimes gently, sometimes snarkily) and alert a mod who often closes the thread and links to the thread the newbie should have posted to.

So now when a newbie does this and happens to add his post to a really old thread we're supposed to bust his chops about that? When most people find a thread through a search and add to it, they don' pay attention to the dates of the earlier posts. I doubt most of these folks know they're doing anything wrong. And if they're asking a question about something that hasn't been discussed in awhile or talking about a movie that was last debated in 2002, why is that a problem. (As Adam said, I could see this being annoying in the "For Sale" forum - but aren't threads there locked or deleted once the item(s) has been sold?)

As we used to say in the Bronx, "No autospy, no foul."

We now return to our previously scheduled discussion from "The Home Improvement Forum", already in progress...

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#15 of 45 OFFLINE   BrianW

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Posted October 18 2008 - 02:24 AM

In all seriousness, I once knew a guy named Ed Post who went to Post, Texas, to dig post holes.

That's probably the most remarkable fact I know.

Post!
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#16 of 45 OFFLINE   drobbins

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Posted October 18 2008 - 02:59 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mylan
Yes, I noticed that right away!

It is none other than

Dennis Nicholls!!!
We have a winner!!Posted Image

#17 of 45 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted October 18 2008 - 03:18 PM

Dennis Nicholls is an expert at finding old posts because buried posts happen to give off a pheromone-like scent that only he can detect. It drives him wild.

A little Pushing Daisies reference for you'n.

#18 of 45 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted October 18 2008 - 03:19 PM

That's what Idaho will do to a man.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#19 of 45 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted October 18 2008 - 09:00 PM

Now there's a lawyer's blog where they rush post haste to post about ex post facto laws.
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#20 of 45 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted October 19 2008 - 12:47 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianW
In all seriousness, I once knew a guy named Ed Post who went to Post, Texas, to dig post holes.

That's probably the most remarkable fact I know.

Post!

What a silly post!





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