My board research method is to search a board for the information I'm looking for prior to posting. If I find no information that answers my query I then post it to both Ancestry.com and Genealogy.com surname boards. I also will post the query to the local county board on both sites. But what if you do not receive a response? Today I browsed through my past Ancestry.com board posts (I've made 224) and found some as old as May 2008...without responses. Is it time to re-post my query? After all, there has been a massive surge in Internet savvy genealogists and researchers that are very much accustomed to posting on message boards. Perhaps they have started following the boards well after my post. Or they have not paid attention to my post due to its age.
I did a brief Internet search to see what others thought about re-posting queries, but did not find anything. Individuals were more concerned with the etiquette of thanks, which is also a very important aspect. I have noticed that in my early days of research I would post a million queries and not track them. Therefore, I may have received a response, but did not follow-up or even provide a thank you because I just had too many. I have definitely learned from that and have improved my "thank you" status.
Do I re-post? What's the netiquette here?