Bumping old Threads

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by sonknuck23, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. sonknuck23
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    Let's say there's an old thread about, I don't know. . . cigarette smoking. (There's an ashtray in front of me, so I just chose whatever.) And the question is. . uhm, fuck. I 'unno, "is it true Video Games help you quit smoking?" (just to choose something specific.)

    And this thread is from like, December 2010, right, and someone bumps it and says "nah, it's not true" and someone's like "uhm lol plz dont bump old topics kthx". . . is it true if that person then makes a new thread about a similar subject, someone will say "Why the fuck didn't you use the search bar, dumb-ass, there's already a topic about this."? Or because it's so old, will people be like "ah wtv it's all gooodd".

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  2. TheDarkSeed

    TheDarkSeed I'm a pretentious sack of shit

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    I find your theory interesting. From what I've seen, that's pretty much how it goes.
    have you tested it?
     
  3. Sausage Head

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    It's more worse when the bumping person is actually replying to a message written ~5 months ago.
     
  4. Vulpes Abnocto

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    The staff actually had a talk about this not long ago.

    The way we see it, if a topic is bumped even after a lull as long as two years, with a legitimate addition to the thread we plan to leave it alone, and let the thread be resurrected. This at least shows the initiative of a person to search before making a new thread.
    However, a two year old topic bumped with "Duz it wurk yet" and similar useless comments are highly frowned upon.
    Making a new topic after, (for example) six months may be allowed, but at times we may redirect the talk to an older thread if the old thread has information that could be useful to the person making the new thread.

    It's all a matter of context, and where the better information resides.
     
  5. CherrySkitty

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    So deep... xD
    Most people rage about necrobumping. And I doubt that someone would rage a lot after creating a new thread that is similar to a very old one... They are lazy and don't even know that there are very older threads [​IMG]
     
  6. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    So just common sense really....

    But i do find that the search on this site is pretty primitive and limiting....
     
  7. CarbonX13

    CarbonX13 GBAtemp 台灣人

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    Use Google with the search tag "site:gbatemp.net" in front of your search and it should dig up all the threads that are relevant to your potential topic.
     
  8. Terminator02

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  9. Joe88

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    stop creating paradoxes [​IMG]
     
  10. Terminator02

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    i'm sorry, i didn't do it [​IMG]
     
  11. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    ahh thanks. now i can actually do a search with the word "DS" or "Wii" in it lol....
     
  12. Terminator02

    Terminator02 ヽ( 。 ヮ゚)ノ

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    i know, the word limit really pisses me off sometimes

    instead, they should do like google and just ignore the common words (the, in, a, etc.)