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Author Topic: Is there a rule against Necro-Posting?  (Read 6419 times)

« on: February 13, 2009, 10:05:57 PM »
I've seen on a few sites that there's a rule that if a topic is over 1-2 months old it shouldn't be posted in and it's better to just start a new one; is that the case here?

BP

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 10:12:07 PM »
You'll get yelled at by angry doofuses, but bumping is really not that big of a deal. Go ahead and post wherever you want, as long as the post is worthwhile. If it's not worthwhile you can go to Forum Games.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 10:16:57 PM »
I would think it would make more sense to start a new one. What if it's months old? Isn't it better to just make a new topic instead? I also think if it's really old you'd have to go back pages and pages to find the old one.

BP

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 10:29:23 PM »
Why would it be better to have two threads about the exact same thing?
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 10:31:25 PM »
Why would it be better to have two threads about the exact same thing?

For a discussion about the game's mechanics or something it would't make sense. If it's a poll people's opinions could have changed over time.

ShadowBrain

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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2009, 09:52:37 AM »
Well if you want to, go ahead, but don't be surprised if you get a lot of links to preexisting threads thrown at you.
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2009, 10:29:29 AM »
If you really want to make people mad mad, go through their post history and go post in their first thread. For a side of extra anxiety, repeat for any "prominent" member.

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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2009, 12:47:10 PM »
The title of this thread made me think horrible things.
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2009, 04:31:24 PM »
If you really want to make people mad mad, go through their post history and go post in their first thread. For a side of extra anxiety, repeat for any "prominent" member.


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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2009, 04:59:46 PM »
The title of this thread made me think horrible things.
Why? Does it have to do with the Necromancer?

Anyway, there is no rule here, but I wouldn't bump a thread that hasn't been posted in for a few months. I would advise no one to post in threads that have been dead for over a year. btw, most of us acted like dorks, failures or just abnormal sometime in our life. And we might have acted like that while posting on these forums. And no one likes it when someone digs through their old posts and reminds everybody how much that he/she used to spam.

So in some cases, if it is REALLY old, a new thread should be made. In some cases, it is okay to bump.
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2009, 06:10:16 PM »
Another reason is if it's really old it would take forever to find it.

« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2009, 06:12:18 PM »
I imagine you can post a new topic if you can't find an old one.

If the moderators or administrators find it fitting, they'll find the topic themselves and merge it if a previous topic was actually made.
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Boo Dudley

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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2009, 08:19:58 PM »
Another reason is if it's really old it would take forever to find it.

If only the forum had some kind of "Search" feature.

ShadowBrain

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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2009, 08:39:21 PM »
...that worked better.
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2009, 09:17:45 PM »
If only the forum had some kind of "Search" feature.

So should I spend a while looking for the topic or just make a new one?

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