Author Topic: Is there a rule against Necro-Posting?  (Read 6181 times)

Boo Dudley

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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2009, 11:06:47 PM »
What do I care? I'm no mod/admin. I barely frequent these forums.

So trust your gut or whatever.


  • Bruised
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2009, 12:56:44 PM »
It's fine as long as you feel your contribution is worthwhile.
Regards, Uncle Dolan


  • Inquiring
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2009, 04:20:40 PM »
I've always preferred reviving old topics vs. creating new ones. A couple months isn't that old. Five years? Well, okay, maybe.

People will react either way. Revival leads to shock and "WHY DID YOU BUMP THIS?!", whereas creating a new one leads to linking to other topics and "DON'T YOU SEARCH?!" (...Actually, every once in a rare while people are happy when a topic's revived.) So if you're looking to avoid a reaction, you'll have no luck. ;)

While there's no rule against "Necro-Posting" (except bumping for the sake of bumping), my advice is to search for the topic, and if you can find one already made (especially if had a bunch of activity in it), just revive the topic, assuming you have something relevant and worthwhile to say. If there are multiple topics about it, just post in the most recent one and/or one with the most activity. Of course, if you can't find anything, just make a new topic.

If it's a poll that's been done before, make your poll different somehow if you're not content to revive the old one. Also, polls can always be added to non-poll topics if you ask a mod or the topic creator.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2009, 04:25:58 PM by Sapphira »
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The Chef

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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2009, 08:07:51 PM »
Sapph just posted...

...Sapph just posted. @_@

Chupperson Weird

  • Not interested.
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2009, 09:32:48 PM »
There's a necro-post for you!
That was a joke.

« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2009, 10:09:19 PM »
There's a necro-post for you!

I thought Necro-posting was a pointless post in an old topic.


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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2009, 07:32:32 PM »
Heheh, he means necro-post as in a post by something dead.