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Old 04-17-2020, 07:09 AM   #1
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When can/should an older thread be bumped vs starting a new thread

I have some questions/comments directly related to an approx. 18 month old thread. I was wondering if I should bump it, or just start a new one with link to the old thread.

The specific thread I am referring to is: https://www.early-retirement.org/for...nge-94967.html
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There are no firm rules on this. If it were me, I'd post on the old thread rather than starting a new one.
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I’d post on an existing thread instead of starting a new one, unless the existing thread has mostly wandered off on tangents (as often happens).
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Old 04-17-2020, 07:48 AM   #4
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With something hyper specific, and a relatively straightforward thread, it makes sense to bump.
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Old 04-17-2020, 08:10 AM   #5
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With something hyper specific, and a relatively straightforward thread, it makes sense to bump.

A thanks to you (and everyone else) that responded. Since my post will be viabenefits specific, I'll bump the thread I mentioned in my OP.
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Old 04-17-2020, 09:33 AM   #6
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If you're on the fence about the usefulness of the old thread, you could also start your new thread with a link to the old one. That's especially helpful when the tangents or details might be really helpful to some, but irrelevant and annoying for others.
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