what is the minimum time span until replying to a post is a necrobump?

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  1. NutymcNuty
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    NutymcNuty GBATemp's Autismo

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    Weird question, sorry about that..
    I just genuinely curious how long is it until replying is known as a necrobump.
    oh and is necro-liking a post count for this?
     
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    Don't bump >year old threads.
     
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    NutymcNuty GBATemp's Autismo

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    so would 6> months not count as necro bumping?
     
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    If it contributes to the discussion at hand then isn't really necrobumping.
    If it doesn't contribute to the discussion at hand, it's necrobumping.

    <6 months isn't really necrobumping but >1 year is.
     
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    As with most things it tends to go by intent and outcomes.
    If something genuinely interesting happens or you have an answer that the OP did not get then it might well fly.
    If you are bumping for no real reason (being funny can be a real reason, trouble there is you have to be funny and all the staff are humourless bastards by design) or it is the sort of thing that is now outdated or in the FAQ then consider not doing it. Slim exception if the thing you are posting in happens to be the first result in a search engine and could lead someone down the wrong path, or at least one that is not terribly current (we see this sort of thing for ROM hacking all the time).
    It could also vary with sub forum. The GBA and DS ROM hacking ones are pretty sedate, what with all the games being dumped and not likely to change but if a new switch hack hits tomorrow then the switch hacking section would likely be "what you knew 12 hours ago is enough to trip you, what you knew 72 ago will brick your machine".

    It is possible to abuse the likes system but it is harder to do. Personally I don't ever use it as anything it would say would be said better in a full post.
     
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    NutymcNuty GBATemp's Autismo

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    alrighty thanks guys! just wanted to understand forums better!
     
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    I would say you could consider it necrobumping when it have been long enough that the notification anoy the other s or that they don't even care anymore about the thread
     
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    it's kind of dependent on the thread really.

    I would agree nothing over a year old. At that point it'd make more sense to just post a new topic. I remember getting quoted in a 2-3 year old thread and was really confused until I realized it was old.

    If it's some 'current event' that is over and done with and hasn't been posted in for a couple weeks...i'd just let it lay. No point bringing it back up when it's old news.

    if it's some sort of discussion there's a bit more lenience I think.

    In general anything older than a couple months and people will probably get mad at you though, from what i've seen.

    of course you can just go with the simple rule of thumb that if you have to ask yourself "Are people going to call me out for necrobumping?" then the answer is most likely yes.
     
  9. KlasseyKreations

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    Well I would say that...oh the others already made my point, thanks guys ;)
     
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    You can necrobump a thread that you created or originally replied to :wink:
     
  11. osirisjem

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    Necrobumping is when the thread is old and I don't like the topic. If I like the thread it's never a necrobump.

    I personally hate duplicate topics.
     
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    That's still a necrobump buddy.
     
  13. osirisjem

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    In Xenforo people stop getting alerts if they ignore one alert from the thread. So chances are you are already no longer getting the alerts. Or if you did get an alert, then you must really like the thread as you read the last post :)
     
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    Make new thread, link to and reference the old thread? All bases covered?
     
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    I'd say there isn't a set time frame. It depends on different factors. Some threads may be inactive for months at a time only to start up again, and the subject is one that isn't dependent of time. While another thread might become obsolete within a few weeks, a two month bump in such a thread *COULD* be a necrobump. Is it a relevant reply? Is it a "kek" reply? Is it a blatant necrobump for the sake of necroing?

    Is the last post several weeks ago? If so, what will your reply accomplish? Is it to answer someone, asking a question, or just commenting your opinion? Is the thread a current subject / is your input needed? If so, post away.
     
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    "Well, I know this post is old, but I've made some discoveries/coded some things/found out about XXX" > Not necrobump
    "is zis prujectt dedd?"/"Tis seemz gud"/"DL link plz?" while the thread is aged 5 > Necrobump