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For what it's worth I only ever look at recent posts and then selectively. I'd have thought, given the wealth of information in the personal experiences section going back several years, that cutting anything over a year old would be a worthwhile economy.
Time for my two cents worth: I follow the posts almost daily (have been out for town the last week, so catching up now). I vote for deleting the older posts; I personally do not search them. What I concentrate on are Terry's updates and the individual stories from the brotherhood, plus the recent posts.
But I'd like to add another point (plug): this is a good time to remind all that appreciate and value this outstanding YANA site that it is necessary and easy to support Terry in keeping his effort ongoing. Simply go to http://www.yananow.org/donations.htm
Have to go walk the dogs now, but I'll send my donation when I get back, Terry.
Thanks so much to all you gents who responded. I'll be spending some of my spare time sifting through the old posts and deleting the ones that seem to have little value. My guess is that some newbies might page back on the Forum even if we old hands tend to focus more on the Experiences page. And talking of the Experiences page, I've had two 'lost sheep' returning in the past couple of weeks - men who changed their e-mail addresses so couldn't get my reminders. One man LAWRENCE BOOKBINDER is an eleven year AS man - for some reason I always think those stories are important:-)
And Don, I DO raid my string cache from time to time, I can tell you - and my plastic bag trove (although some of those are biodegradable so they crumble!) On one of our international moves, a Jamaican friend of mine who had moved to Britain gave me some valuable advice. He said that we should keep everything, throw away nothing, not even a rusty fish hook, because as sure as the sun rises, you'll find you need something when you don't have it!!