Join Date: May 2014
Location: Maple Ridge, BC Canada
Model: 97 gl1500 SE
I agree with Ken and Al.
So what if someone revisits an old thread and has a question, answer it!
If it does not interest you because it is old, don't read it!
I have read and gleaned good info from old threads because I was interested and did not even realize it was "old" until later.
There are no threads older than many of our bikes!!! Should we lock those up and ignore them also?
I also agree with this. This is a thread that hasn't been posted to in 90 days, but can still receive relevant postings. Locking the thread would not be beneficial, in my opinion.
I see some people's justification for closing old threads because of 'newbies posting irrelevant stuff' to old threads. This, I don't believe is justification for closing the thread, but rather an opportunity to educate the newbie. If what they posted was completely off topic, somebody can make a polite post letting them know, and that they should create a new thread, or find another thread that is completely on topic with their question and add to that thread. Just because somebody's new and doesn't understand the etiquette doesn't mean we shut down a thread because of it. If the newbie posts a relative question that was already posted/answered in the thread, again a polite post letting them know that it's good practice to read through the entire thread just in case their question was already asked. Again, it's about education. If, however, the newbie posts a valid questions, that's on topic and relevant to the thread topic, then I see no harm in this. Or, even better is when a thread was left hanging - the OP never figured out the problem, but years later somebody else does and posts the(ir) solution, which will likely be very helpful to others.
Bikes I've owned since June, 2013:
Since sold:11 CBR250R, 89 ZG1000, 92 Ninja 500, 85 V45 Magna, 84 DT200, 82 Virago 750, 92 Virago 1100, 04 Kawasaki ZZR250, 07 Vstrom 650 ABS, 88 GL1500, 14 Ninja 300, 86 V65 Magna, 96 VLX600, 08 WR250X, 09 KLX250S, 87 FZR1000, 14 Ninja 650, plus some more...
2010 Husqvarna TE250
2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650
2008 GL1800 with bagger kit