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March 25th, 2008, 01:46 AM #1Etiquette for bumping old threads
Been searching the forums for some information, and came across some posts that were pretty old. In general, what are the thoughts about bumping old threads? Is it better to re-post to get fresh thoughts?
March 25th, 2008, 02:24 AM #2
Mmmmmmmmm good question - I don't have an opinion on this point but maybe we could have a "rule" for really old and irrelevant threads being bumped - mods can remove the new post and return the moldy oldy to the dungeons so if someone does bump an old thread, it would have to be relevant to the new post, which would at least keep the new poster's original thought in tact.Peace,
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March 25th, 2008, 02:25 AM #3Is it better to re-post to get fresh thoughts?
Sometimes linking to old threads (if only to show the "use the search" people that you DID) is okay, but "gravedigging" the actual old thread by posting directly in it is usually not good. Of course, like with anything, there is about a 2% exception factor, so a few times a year you may see an old thread get bumped by someone who isn't a spammer or a total n00b...but those instances are just that, exceptions.There is no knowledge that is not power. ~Hemingway
March 25th, 2008, 08:43 AM #4
Only bump an old thread is you're totally on topic, it's still a very relevant topic, you have something to genuinely add, and it's not significant enough to merit a separate thread. Like Leader said, it should be fairly rare.
Most of the old thread bumps are from newbies, with totally off-topic or useless ("Yeah, I agree") responses. Often, we (the Moderators) will delete or split those posts out. Once in a while (like with the moron about a month ago that bumped a couple dozen 2001 threads in 30 minutes), it's just too much work and none of us have time.
March 25th, 2008, 11:06 AM #5
I typically try not to comment on old threads. The information could be outdated or changed since the thread was active.[B][SIZE=3][COLOR=Blue]Dina Riccobono[/COLOR][/SIZE][/B]
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March 25th, 2008, 01:25 PM #6
Thanks for the responses.
The advice on linking to old threads is good - that way we can keep the ideas fresh while still having a reference to the older thoughts on the subject.
And - we should all try to keep in mind that the moderators have other things to than organize threads all day, and post accordingly
March 25th, 2008, 08:12 PM #7
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