Do they come in waves?
A bunch of new folk come on and they are all about posting silly questions without doing some research first, then they all catch on and the next wave of new kids DO utfs, but they don't notice when things have been posted.
Can we study this so that we can predict the patterns?
How about a warning message before anyone in the nursery is allowed to post?
"Wait! Make sure you really want to send this comment. Do you think this is something that someone else might have already asked multiple times? If so, don't post about it again or you will have an angry deaf bob jackson enthusiest grumbling at you.
Have you checked the date on the thread your posting to? If your inquiring about something that was offered for sale more than six months ago, you might want to wait and send a PM (when you are out of the nursery) addressing the fact that you doubt the seller has it anymore, but you thought it was worth a go anyways. Do this or you will have a cranky American woman taking the piss out of you.
If you are certain that the post you are about to submit will not cause people to create tags about you or ridicule you unduly, then post away!"
I did notice the date of the thread before posting ... but I still thought it worth asking as there didn't seem to be much interest at the time and it kind of sounded to me like the bike might be forgotten about in storage somewhere, especially with it being vintage and more of an upright style and also from the way the OP phrased details of its whereabouts and the fact that the thread wasn't closed. I considered sending a pm but thought the more thoughtful thing to do would be to post on-thread cos maybe others might be interested to know the update with this particular bike and at least an update would close the thread.
Sorry if anyone thinks I got it wrong and feels inconvenienced by my outrageous eleven word past post dredge!
At the risk of irritating you further I might add that I didn't actually UTFS to find this thread - it just caught my eye under the 'similar posts' bit at the bottom of the screen...oh and I graduated nursery back in 2008 - just been keeping a relatively low profile since!
Guess I may be in for a load more grief now .. ;p