This might be a dumb question; I hope not…
Let’s say I have a question. I start my new forum topic. I’m eight words into my post and the Your topic is similar to… notification pops up. Sure enough! somebody had the same question as me. I read through the question and all the answers, but one minor point still isn’t clear to me. I hit the reply button at the bottom to ask. Before I start typing I get this notification:
My question: is it better to continue the old conversation, or create an almost identical new one? The wording in the notification makes it sound like it’s a crime to revive the topic, but I’d rather not clutter the forum with almost identical posts.
What do the community behavior experts say?
[EDIT] Sorry, by behavior experts I don’t mean only people on the SketchUp team. I just mean any regular user who has strong opinions on how the forum is used.
Thanks for your time.