There is so much great info on here, and every once and awhile when the same question comes up again there is some new information added, like a new take on a process a new supplier or such.
I agree that the site is getting harder to navigate to find what you need, but there has got to be a better solution then just letting it build up this way and referring newbies to google searching
It *could* probably work out alright if there were more stickies at the top of the forums. These threads could each address all the questions that come up again and again. When someone makes a new post asking the same question, a moderator could move it to being a reply post in the proper sticky thread. Then delete the new thread.
As new topics become recurring, new stickies could be made to condense them all into one thread so that only truly new posts are listed below.
Keeping the clutter down while at the same time allowing for open dialogue and continued conversations is a great goal.
This would be nicer then just shutting down any question asking. Sometimes there are new questions that sound very similar to old questions. Sometimes there are new answers. Obviously we all know how hard it can be to try and find that thing you read 6 months ago on this site so its not totally the fault of newbies who have to sift through thousands of post to find their answers.
I would be happy to volunteer some time searching through whats already here and helping to compile stickies for the worst repeat questions.
In other news... I saw this pic today and got a total snow hard on.
Hitting Fernie first chair tomorrow morning for my first day of the season! Its been a dismal snow situation up here in BC so far.