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faithfull
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Is there an easy way to find out about whether an old thread has already covered a topic? Having just read the Sil, and then re-read LotR, I've been thinking. I don't want to re-hash something that has been well-covered, though. []
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Aiwrendel
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I'll guess you've tried the Search link at the upper-right of the page. It works nicely but isn't exactly easy. Using it requires some work weeding through many threads but that only increases your knowledge and interest in other topics. I liken it to reading a dictionary: Look up one word which uses a word in the definition you don't know, looking up that word... Fun.

You could use Google but there could be too much information (and misinformation) found. If you choose that course be sure to use "minastirith.com" (in quotes) in the search so you aren't directed to some other site.

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Wetwang
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Try scrolling through the Indexes []

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The Flammifer
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Methinks most every topic, be it trivial or major, has been touched upon at one time or another. If we consider new members (or old members) with new, different, or fresh ideas or suppositions, I say “Go for it faithfull".

As Gandalf might say: “Not all rehashing is an evil."

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Snöwdog
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I use the 'Search' function here, limit the search to a particular forum, and select 'Subject Only'. This gives a nice list of topics. You can add a key word to see if that subject has a thread.
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faithfull
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Thanks, everybody! []
Flammifer, if I don't find the topic well-covered, I will start a thread. Otherwise, I might just bump an old one. []

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Roll of Honor Varnafindë
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Wetwang mentioned the indexes (which he did a great job with) - there's one for almost every literary forum.
Here's the link to his Index of the Lord of the Rings Forum.

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Snöwdog
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Yes.... the Index.... forgot about that. []

Wetty.... I suppose festering in a bog allowed you to do all this research and compilation? Must have been how you got the nick 'Stinky Peat' [] Appreciated muchly!

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