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Do you have a problem with losing a meager two rep points per unsuitable "answer" as a gentle reminder that there are some posts that should either be reincorporated on the question or as comments now that you are over 35k? –  perbert May 28 '10 at 20:49
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@voyager just curious. I usually leave comments myself unless the answer has harmful or blatantly wrong information about the central topic. –  Rex M May 28 '10 at 20:54
    
There was a pre-comments? In the long long ago? Wow. How did you manage? –  Pëkka May 28 '10 at 20:54
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@Questions: They used answers. (Did you read the question? :P ) –  mmyers May 28 '10 at 21:51

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It wasn't me, but people did leave you comments over a year ago telling you it wasn't really appropriate anymore. The best course of action would have been to delete it and, if necessary, put it in a comment or edit it into the question. Just because it's old doesn't mean it can't be updated to fit with the current site standards.

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That's fair. I've generally felt averse to making major structural changes to a conversation that is "complete" but your articulation makes it sound more palatable than I was imagining. –  Rex M May 28 '10 at 21:00

I think it's a good thing.

It calls to your attention your old posts so you can delete them and repost them as comments (which you didn't, but you went through all the trouble of going to meta to post about it for some reason).

PS: why the random CW?

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-1 because causing noise on old questions is pointless. –  Earlz May 28 '10 at 20:45
    
I don't want rep considerations on a discussion about rep –  Rex M May 28 '10 at 20:45
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@Earlz: It's not adding noise, it's taking it away. –  gnostradamus May 28 '10 at 20:46
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@Rex It's meta. The rep here is about as useful as lottery scrathers –  Earlz May 28 '10 at 20:47
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@Earlz: huh? Old questions don't dust away, heh. They are as useful as new ones. –  Andreas Bonini May 28 '10 at 20:48
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@gnov no it's adding a ton of out of date comments on questions which though it doesn't bump it to the front page, it does notify the asker –  Earlz May 28 '10 at 20:48
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@Earlz: The extra notifications are a small price to pay for a cleaner and easier to follow set of answers and comments. –  gnostradamus May 28 '10 at 20:49

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