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    Should Bourbon of the month threads really be closed?

    I ask this, because in my noobishness, I am quickly reading through these threads to get a feel of what people like and why. Just now as I was reading through the old Elijah Craig 12, I saw several people knocking it because of a wide range of bottle variability. I then looked at the date and realized these were comments from 2005.

    Now I understand why you would close the threads, but we're six years down the road, and I sit here wondering if this bottle variability still exists. Perhaps have updates on the threads every few years, or resample the bottling on a more regular basis.

    Sorry, I'm new, I don't have answers, only questions.

    (P.S. does this bottle variability still exist?)

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    Re: Should Bourbon of the month threads really be closed?

    It does still exist. Check out this more recent thread complete with scores of bottle codes:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ad.php?t=13547

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    Re: Should Bourbon of the month threads really be closed?

    That's a great question, Z! I think your ideas are spot on. Things do change. So, constant updates are a good idea, IMO. I may be wrong, but I think the system default is 1 yr from last post. Don't know if this is changable, but if there is a candidate, this thread would be it. I like to view "Who's on-line", just to see what people are checking out. A lot of "guests" and members are in the BOTM. I think it's one of SB's first impressions to many new folks. I think it would be a good idea to keep the threads active indefinitely. I'd like to also see more/most/all reviews there. Of course, I can hardly work this phone, so I don't know what would be involved...
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    Re: Should Bourbon of the month threads really be closed?

    Quote Originally Posted by dohidied View Post
    It does still exist. Check out this more recent thread complete with scores of bottle codes:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ad.php?t=13547
    Thanks for the link. You'd think I'd have learned about the search function with all the boards I've been a part of.

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    Re: Should Bourbon of the month threads really be closed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zanaspus View Post

    Now I understand why you would close the threads, but we're six years down the road, and I sit here wondering if this bottle variability still exists. Perhaps have updates on the threads every few years, or resample the bottling on a more regular basis.

    Sorry, I'm new, I don't have answers, only questions.

    (P.S. does this bottle variability still exist?)
    Then you should feel free to start a new thread if one does not already exist. Threads that have been inactive for 365 days become snapshots of history. If they were left open, they'd become "polluted" in a hurry.

    We've got plenty of bandwidth and plenty of disk space, so the creation of (meaningful) new threads is a non-issue.
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