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Old 08-06-2010, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wait, can you clarify?

Is there a bumping rule? Like, after a month or whatever, you can't go and bump an ancient dead topic?

That's what I'm used to, and I didn't see that here, so I guess I'm just kinda lost haha
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you're bumping a thread to make a relevant point, add to the thread than it's no problem. If you bump a thread just to say "bump" then we might have issues. Also if you make a thread and nobody responds, don't bump it for at least 24 hours or so.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well yeah I understood the bumping in reasonable time. I'm just not used to being able to bump old topics haha. We just make a new topic if the old one is dead.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you want to make a thread about a band like ACDC when there's already an established thread, one of two things will happen. First your thread will get closed and someone will pull out a link to the original thread usually accompanied by some advice in how to use our search function. Secondly we will just merge your thread into the pre-existing ones. So if you want to make a thread on ACDC and nobody responded to the ACDC thread since 2003 (when the forum was created), you're better off posting in the original thread, to save us the time of merging the two into one.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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How would I find the original?
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How would I find the original?
Navigate to "Search", located at the top of every page.
Click "Advanced Search".
In the "Search by keyword" section, click the dropdown and select "Search Titles Only".
Type the name of the thread you're looking for and click "Search Now".


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Try to keep the keyword(s) concise and relevant. This will return relevant results. For example, if you want to find a thread about "The Beatles", simply using "Beatles" will give you posts with thread titles containing "Beetles" and leave out all the thread titles containing "The". This makes it a lot easier to find threads relevant to what you're searching for.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You can also use Google to help you track down elusive threads.

Here's an example:

Just go to Google, type in the thread you were looking for and then type in Musicbanter. 9 times out of 10 you will find the thread you are looking for by your first search.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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^ That's a good one too.

But for using the search to make sure there aren't previous threads about something, you're better off using the forum search for thread titles because you'll get a definite answer without having to route through Google results containing keywords that are also in multiple posts.

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