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Offline TMHeimer

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Old topics....
« on: March 15, 2020, 07:27:57 PM »
I hate to post on older pages, but find nothing to reply to most days on page one.  There is one other Clarinet forum that is just marginally better.  Granted, I'm not an expert on every mouthpiece or reed in the universe (just some of them, I do have a Masters in clarinet performance, have been a soloist for decades and author of an advanced method book). I feel guilty in replying when the message says to consider a new thread because it's been 120 days... 120 DAYS!  I used to belong to basically every SCUBA forum until I realized ScubaBoard was the only one a retired guy like me could find new stuff pretty much daily. I quit all the others.
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Re: Old topics....
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 10:55:56 PM »
Hi Heimer,

I really appreciate your post. As “head admin” of this website it makes me sad when nobody posts. Am I doing something wrong? In the past I’d make tons of posts myself just go get some activity.

Please make a new thread on ANYTHING Clarinet related. I always like talking to people about something we all enjoy!
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2020, 06:24:16 PM »
I've seen topics revived after years of dormancy. I've replied to some that were years-old. The system asks me if I really want to reply to something that old. In the context of our centuries-old technology, why not? I've seen old topics revived, bringing lots of great advice back to our screens. When there is continuity, I think it's often better to reply to an old topic than to start a new one.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2020, 01:51:47 PM »
I agree. On some of the clarinet and SCUBA forums I belong to some noses can get out of shape if you revive something too old. Like somebody asks a SCUBA question as a 16 year old and is now 23. Replies can be like "Jeez, I'll bet he's got his answers since he's probably through college by now".
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2020, 03:20:09 PM »
Reviving old topics is fine. Any forum activity is a good thing.

The search function for this forum works very well. I just searched for "scuba" and sure enough, Tom's post was the first result.
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2020, 03:25:28 PM »
Facebook has a lot to answer for!
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Re: Old topics....
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 02:55:27 PM »
I still don't understand this "old post" issue on forums, but maybe that's just me?  As mentioned, it's not like the clarinet world moves quickly, nor my projects!  I say, definitely if you have something to add or have picked up or found something where the old thread provides a history or background, I am behind it.  Also, if new topics are slow, why not have newer, or even veteran posters, use the resources of past topics to spur new ideas or attract new eyes+ stimulate the conversation!
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Re: Old topics....
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2020, 12:03:01 PM »
Perfectly stated! Thank you.
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2020, 01:48:22 PM »
I just realized that unlike other forums I belong to (Scuba for one), the threads here stay on the page where they originally were posted. In otherwords, if you reply in a thread on page 3, the thread doesn't move to page 1, or to the top of page 1. So I assume there are some "new" posts on page 63...that were new in like 2017.
Not sure if that means anything, just that it's different.
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Re: Old topics....
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2020, 06:59:53 PM »
Tom - On my screen, resurrected topics always show at the top of the list. Look there now. Do you see the old topic about Chinese A clarinet? I just revived it from 2018.
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2020, 01:29:30 PM »
Yes. Thanks!
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