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Old 01-23-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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Bumping old threads

I have a suggestion for the unnecessary bumping of threads that have been long inactive but haven't been moved to the archive yet. Before the thread can be posted in, either via the Quick-Reply box or the Post Reply button, there should be a disclaimer of some sort. Another fan site I frequent, greekstinkbreath.net has one:

"This topic has been inactive for more than 30 days. Do not post unless you have something important to add."
And it has a check box that you must mark before your post can be added.

I like it there, thought it might be put to good use here.
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Old 01-23-2010, 05:28 PM   #2
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"This topic has been inactive for more than 30 days. Do not post unless you have something important to add."
I love the implied "Only post unimportant crap in new threads."

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Old 01-24-2010, 02:53 AM   #3
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Oh that's a pretty good idea. I think it's pretty annoying when someone bumps a 4 year old thread to add his/her 2 cents or some other comment replying on the OP who isn't even here anymore...I guess most people don't even look at a thread's date.
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Don't worry baby, it's gonna be all right. Uncertainty can be a guiding light...
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:27 AM   #4
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:49 AM   #5
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Adam Clayton - is he dating?

No offense to Mad1, just like to use her post as an example.
This thread is from July, and her reply is a rhetoric question that's already been answered in the thread. She probably has not realised how old this thread actually is. A simple message like Reggo suggested would solve this and keep the forum a much neater place.
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And if U2 EVER did Hawkmoon live....and the version from the Lovetown Tour, my uterus would leave my body and fling itself at Bono - for realz.
Don't worry baby, it's gonna be all right. Uncertainty can be a guiding light...
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:10 AM   #6
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glad I could assist on a problem, LOL!

I think, sometimes Im looking back and missed out on 'saying my bit' (so to speak), so rather than start a new thread on an old topic and have people ask why I didnt search, I figured its okay, because esp in Pleba there are lots of threads flowing through and so very quickly topics become old , therefore really I thought even threads close to last summer were okay? there have been some older than that, re-bumped with an update or discussion from someone else.



or just, lock all the threads after say, 3 months!
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:57 PM   #7
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I'm going to offer a dissenting opinion, here. I don't mind seeing old threads being bumped at all. It eliminates multiple threads created for the same topic (which would be far more annoying and cluttering, IMO), sometimes there is new information to add about an old topic, and like maddy said above, sometimes people miss them when they were originally started, but want to comment on them later, which they should be able to do.

Just my thoughts on the matter, fwiw.
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What VP said.
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:01 PM   #9
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Well ofcourse everyone should be allowed to comment, but most of the times people comment on an old thread it's just a random post which doesn't contribute to any discussion(since it's dead anyway) nor does it give a new piece of information. Now if someone adds to a dead thread with new information or a great new insight, that's great, I'm really cool with that. But the useless bumping? Not so much.
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I'm going to offer a dissenting opinion, here. I don't mind seeing old threads being bumped at all. It eliminates multiple threads created for the same topic (which would be far more annoying and cluttering, IMO), sometimes there is new information to add about an old topic, and like maddy said above, sometimes people miss them when they were originally started, but want to comment on them later, which they should be able to do.

Just my thoughts on the matter, fwiw.
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.....it's just a random post which doesn't contribute to any discussion....
Some would argue that constitutes the majority of forum posts....









Irony ftw
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:56 AM   #12
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YOu had to bump this thread for THAT?



Kids these days...
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I thought it a very insightful observation.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:38 PM   #15
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I tried to bump an old (2007) thread last night, but I couldn't because the damned thing had been archived.

And yes, the info I had to add really is that damned important!

I just know when I start a new thread (because my new info really is that important! ) there will be people posting "Haven't we already discussed this?" and "Aren't there already threads on this?" Damned if you do and damned if you don't.
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