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This is merely a comment. 

On 28 December 2011 I asked a question about intangible assets.  On 30 December 2022 I received a rather late reply.  I can only give thanks to "smill" for replying. The information given was very informative. Unfortunately for me, I retired some 5 years ago so it is no longer useful and, with the passage of time, I can no longer remember to whom it related.

However, I just wondered whether anyone else has had a reply that exceeded 11 years and two days.  If not, is this this a record I should be proud of or just ashamed?

Comments, however construed are awaited with interest ( and I can't do emojis but there would be varied here!)

Ta

 

 

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By Hugo Fair
07th Jan 2023 00:40

I'm intrigued ... and also puzzled.

Your question of 28 December 2011 is at https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/any-answers/domain-names-intangible-asse... - but I can't see any response there dated 30 December 2022 (from "smill" or anyone else). Was the reply ephemeral?

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By Leywood
07th Jan 2023 09:49

The question popped up up in the recents list but with no new answer, one of those ghost posts that appear occasionally. I assumed at the time that spam was attached and soft got rid of it. Wonder if the poster ‘smill’ still exists.

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By Hugo Fair
07th Jan 2023 11:40

Still exists ... but without any Questions or Answers or Comments!
Not so much a ghost as a zombie?

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By petersaxton
07th Jan 2023 10:03

Sometimes spammers reply very late to questions. Maybe a spammer had their reply deleted.

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By Hugo Fair
07th Jan 2023 11:43

But OP said "The information given was very informative" (which would be unusual for a spammer).

However this is beginning to take on overtones of the Bermuda Triangle brigade ... so I'll move on (back into the real, tangible world).

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By 356B
07th Jan 2023 09:57

I was once so bored, I decide to answer some of the questions from years ago. As a result I got some stick from other contributors, so I've given up that "hobby". I think the oldest one was eight years, so you're the current champion.
P.S. Have you noticed that the delay (usually 4-6 seconds) in posting has disappeared?

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By Justin Bryant
07th Jan 2023 10:05

Occasionally I come across old incorrect comments (actually I always come across incorrect comments period - but you know what I mean) and add a comment to correct them e.g. PNL, but it's pretty pointless to answer an old unanswered OP.

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By Andywho is fed up
07th Jan 2023 13:22

Sorry, I didn't make it clear. The reply was to my personal e-mail and not in this forum.

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By Truthsayer
08th Jan 2023 09:23

I'll do a full reply in 2035.

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By SteveHa
08th Jan 2023 16:40

I was going to set a reminder for 2036, but not sure I'll still be around by then.

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By johnny fartpants
09th Jan 2023 10:27

I thought (when I read your question initially) that you were referring to a question asked to / answered by HMRC!

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By johnny fartpants
09th Jan 2023 10:28

In which case, slightly better than average in terms of response times! LOL

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By andrew1211
11th Jan 2023 11:56

No but I wrote to HMRC in January 2022 about a VAT exception, and they replied in November 2022 and then asked for my subsequent reply to be with them within 30 days.....clowns.

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