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21-11-2013, 06:22 PM
Necromancy?
Has anyone noticed a rash of threads coming back alive recently? Admittedly I have been guilty once or twice of doing this when I first started. What exactly is the policy? Are old threads supposed to be left dead or could they still be relevant? Perhaps it would be better to create a new thread that deal with the same issue, or recent information have come to light. What do you think?

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21-11-2013, 06:23 PM
RE: Necromancy?
I don't think it's technically against the rules but it makes HoC grumpy.

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21-11-2013, 06:42 PM
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(21-11-2013 06:23 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I don't think it's technically against the rules but it makes HoC grumpy.

Kinda annoys me too, only because I don't understand how people spend what may be hours combing through ancient, long dead threads and thinking "Which one should I resurrect?"

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21-11-2013, 06:43 PM
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New people look back to see what kind of things have been discussed here and also to get to know the personalities.

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21-11-2013, 06:48 PM
RE: Necromancy?
(21-11-2013 06:23 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I don't think it's technically against the rules but it makes HoC grumpy.

He's not the only one. If its something worthy with a compelling comment or remark. Then I'm ok. But when someone necro's a thread that should remain dead forever (like anything about nazi's) I get annoyed.


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21-11-2013, 06:55 PM
RE: Necromancy?
I just recently learned this term (in the context of forum threads).

I don't see how commenting on an old thread is a problem (if it is a legitimate comment). If the thread needs to die then it will naturally die again on its own. Problem solved.
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21-11-2013, 07:00 PM
RE: Necromancy?
(21-11-2013 06:55 PM)Adrianime Wrote:  I just recently learned this term (in the context of forum threads).

I don't see how commenting on an old thread is a problem (if it is a legitimate comment). If the thread needs to die then it will naturally die again on its own. Problem solved.

It is more of an issue when someone replies to a poster that is no longer active expecting an answer.

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21-11-2013, 07:03 PM
RE: Necromancy?
(21-11-2013 07:00 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(21-11-2013 06:55 PM)Adrianime Wrote:  I just recently learned this term (in the context of forum threads).

I don't see how commenting on an old thread is a problem (if it is a legitimate comment). If the thread needs to die then it will naturally die again on its own. Problem solved.

It is more of an issue when someone replies to a poster that is no longer active expecting an answer.
I was thinking this to. Maybe we need guidelinesTongue check if op is still active, and if the post is older than 3months don't post

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21-11-2013, 07:08 PM
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I highly doubt any guidelines on this will be read or enforcable, unless it happens behind the scenes forced by server/web logic.
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21-11-2013, 08:01 PM
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Lots of cool, rare, historical photos in this one!

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...collection

Someone new might not know to click on page 2 (where it's at, at the moment, but a month from now may be back several more pages) of the list of threads to find it. It's worth keeping up to date, imo.
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