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#287829 - 01/14/18 01:26 AM Re: Wool vs. Fleece blanket-is wool worth the extra $? [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Good job, CM!
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#287834 - 01/14/18 04:34 AM Re: Wool vs. Fleece blanket-is wool worth the extra $? [Re: Blast]
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Hats off to you, Blast!!
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#287845 - 01/14/18 05:48 PM Re: Wool vs. Fleece blanket-is wool worth the extra $? [Re: Blast]
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Originally Posted By: Blast
Good job, CM!
-Blast, retired but occasionally still riding by.


Thanks! We'd sure be happy to see more of you.

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#287852 - 01/15/18 02:00 AM Re: Wool vs. Fleece blanket-is wool worth the extra $? [Re: Still_Alive]
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Just be sure you are getting 'wool'. A few years ago they gave us 'wool' blankets to use on the bus. The tag read and I quote, "Man made material of unknown origin." They also disintegrated upon washing..... make sure it is REAL wool.

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#287853 - 01/15/18 02:22 AM Re: Wool vs. Fleece blanket-is wool worth the extra $? [Re: CJK]
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Originally Posted By: CJK
Just be sure you are getting 'wool'. A few years ago they gave us 'wool' blankets to use on the bus. The tag read and I quote, "Man made material of unknown origin." They also disintegrated upon washing..... make sure it is REAL wool.


Again, this a 10 year old thread, only brought back from the dead by a spammer. I think by now the OP has decided on what to purchase.
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#287857 - 01/15/18 03:11 AM Re: Wool vs. Fleece blanket-is wool worth the extra $? [Re: Still_Alive]
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I agree that the O/P has probably decided what to purchase by now ! No harm IMHO in continuing to discuss the relative merits of wool and synthetic fleece blankets as this is a subject of ongoing relevance.

And anyway, the O/P might need a replacement by now !

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#287870 - 01/15/18 10:30 PM Re: Wool vs. Fleece blanket-is wool worth the extra $? [Re: adam2]
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Originally Posted By: adam2
I agree that the O/P has probably decided what to purchase by now ! No harm IMHO in continuing to discuss the relative merits of wool and synthetic fleece blankets as this is a subject of ongoing relevance.

And anyway, the O/P might need a replacement by now !


The OP has not posted in 4 years, maybe he has moved on - or worse?

Revival of old threads can be good, but when most of the members who originally posted, are no longer active, it does not make sense conversation wise. I liken it to attempting to sit around and share an old story with friends and family who are now longer around for a number of reasons.

I moderate on another forum where threads are auto locked after 6 months of inactivity for these very reasons - and help keep the spammers from reviving them. New threads usually mean more up to date info - and more participation.
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#287874 - 01/16/18 02:16 AM Re: Wool vs. Fleece blanket-is wool worth the extra $? [Re: Teslinhiker]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Originally Posted By: Teslinhiker
I moderate on another forum where threads are auto locked after 6 months of inactivity for these very reasons - and help keep the spammers from reviving them. New threads usually mean more up to date info - and more participation.


Having had almost a full minute to think about it so far, this seems like a good idea to me. However, itís not clear to me that the forum software supports it. If the software does support that option, it would be a policy decision that Doug would have to make.


chaosmagnet

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#287875 - 01/16/18 02:42 AM Re: Wool vs. Fleece blanket-is wool worth the extra $? [Re: Still_Alive]
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I like old threads, and I am often amused to read back when someone revives them. The information around here hardly goes stale.

OTOH, I don't like loading more work on our fine volunteer Moderators. Maybe the threads don't need to be locked from commenting, but instead all new links could be auto-nuked after a predetermined period? Might deter the spammers? Just a thought.

And I still think fleece is a better choice than wool. Like I said before ... grin

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