Suggestion A "DO NOT NECROBUMP THREADS" thread

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by smileyhead, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. smileyhead
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    You know, how we have DO NOT BUMP SPAM to tag people in when they bump spam, to remind them of the rule? We should have a thread for necrobumping as well.
    There should also be a concrete rule as to what specifies as a necrobump; I think 2 months is a good time-window. If people reply to a thread that had its last activity in more than 60 days, that's a necrobump. Also, OPs should be counted as an exception, but only if they post updates; only those can resurrect a thread. Pointless posts or answers to ages-old questions should still count as a necrobump.
     
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  2. nmkd

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    I'm getting flashbacks to the Unity forum...

    There were some 3 year necros.

    Or 5 year old threads that get bumped once a year.
     
  3. Issac

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    There are cases where necrobumping is preferred or justified. That's why we're judging on a case by case basis.
     
  4. wicksand420

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    There are threads that are relevant to what is happening now that weren't possible before, necrobumping something like that in stead of making another post that is exactly the same sounds like a good idea to me.
     
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  5. KiiWii

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    If its such a terrible thing, why dont threads auto lock after inactivity, or mod/admin close ages threads?
     
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  6. Seriel

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    Because of this ↓
     
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  7. KiiWii

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    Then why is this thread made?
     
  8. Seriel

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    Because the OP didn't know that sometimes necrobumps are sometimes fine and came up with a way to prevent them?
     
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