Solved What happens when someone else takes over an older thread

Discussion in 'Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by drumstick diva, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    The new person accumulates many , many more posts and likes etc. While the totals are attributed to the person who started the original thread.

    This seems totally unfair to me but, I'm sure the supporters don't agree.
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Can you explain this to me? I'm stuck on stupid this morning?
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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch TBD

    x2 what @casportpony said.

    The OP doesn't get 'points' for the 'totals' in the thread.

    How does one 'take over a thread?'
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2018
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    Not your same concern but I think that after a certain length of time without any new posts that the old threads should be locked. I don't know how many times I have seen 6 to 10 year old threads revived for one new post offering advice to a poster who is no longer active on BYC and the issue posted about has been resolved years ago.
  5. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch TBD

    I disagree.
    I found an old thread just yesterday that someone new posted on and the original poster came back and replied to.
  7. TheYLWFlock

    TheYLWFlock Songster

    Apr 18, 2018
    Kelowna, BC
    I think @drumstick diva means that while a question is being answered somebody asks their own question and then people ignore the original question to ask their own...? For example, maybe in a “none of my eggs hatched” thread somebody might post their own question like “how do I keep my humidity up” and then the attention gets directed to that question and the thread gets “taken over”. I think.
  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch TBD

    OH..this makes sense to me.
    Someone should point that new question poster to start a new thread.
    Sometimes people are new and don't quite understand how forums work.

    A nice reminder and an exact link to start a new thread is a nice fix.
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    No I guess I didn't make myself clear. I'll try an example. Say there is/was a thread
    called "Grandma" and the OP get replaced by someone else. Thread is still called "Grandma "and original OP is getting the post count," like 'count etc. Astronomical totals for a thread that was continued/ TAKEN OVER just 2 years ago. What I am trying to say, is when someone new takes over - the counts should start at 0.
  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch TBD

    The OP does not get like points and posts counts unless she actually posts.
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