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Why was my topic deleted?
« on: December 24, 2017, 10:39:45 AM »

I made a topic in off topic called “you know your a road geek when...”, and it was deleted. I found an inactive topic about the same thing, but didn’t think I should bump the topic... so did I go about this wrong?
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Re: Why was my topic deleted?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 10:42:54 AM »

I made a topic in off topic called “you know your a road geek when...”, and it was deleted. I found an inactive topic about the same thing, but didn’t think I should bump the topic... so did I go about this wrong?

It was merged with the older thread.  Usually older threads get bumped if someone wants to discuss the topic again or has new information. 

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Re: Why was my topic deleted?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 10:45:04 AM »

Though the forum gives a caution note if you're posting in a topic more than 4 months old, as a general rule the admins do want you to use older threads if the topic is the same.  From the first line of the Forum Guidelines:

What's not allowed:

    Duplicates posts/topics. Please use the search feature before you post!



Could be that they saw your new thread as a "duplicate post".

You are correct that bumping a topic just for the sake of bumping a topic is wrong (and is also "not allowed" per the guidelines), but if you have something of substance to add to a topic, the preference is to utilize older topics instead of starting a new one.
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