Resurrected Threads

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    Jul 21, 2010 7:00 PM GMT
    Today, I noticed several threads that were resurrected. 4 were over 2 years old before yesterday and one, about Michael Vick, was just about 3 years old until today. I was wondering what others thought about this. My first thought about seeing a resurrected thread is that it lacks imagination or if it is back in the news, then maybe instead of resurrecting it, why not start a new thread. I know some of us old timers here on RJ will post a thread link if a topic was recently done as some don't search to see if said topic has been posted already.

    So what do you think? Should old threads be resurrected or should the topic start again?
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    Jul 21, 2010 7:01 PM GMT
    if there's nothing new that has developed, i don't generally see the point. if it's a particularly positive thread, then yes... or if it's an event/topic that has become current again somehow, then yes... but to resurrect a thread about whether or not you shave or tweeze your nose hair... not so much.
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    Jul 21, 2010 7:20 PM GMT
    How about the topics that start with stuff like,

    "Help I have a date on Friday and don't know what to wear?" and it was started in 2007....with guys giving advice yesterday. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 21, 2010 7:29 PM GMT
    I know, right? I caught myself one night about to post to a thread without really reading the prior posts and say that the original post was in May of 2006!!!! I've always said the major problem within this country is that people don't read. It is a sad testament. icon_cry.gif
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    Jul 21, 2010 9:03 PM GMT
    Last year around this time on another site, some girl was bitching about people bumping old threads. I told her I was bookmarking HER thread, just to bump it on New Years Day.

    Turns out, I was the last person to post in that thread...totally killed it.

    Then on New Year's Day, I bumped it to say Happy New Year.

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    Jul 21, 2010 9:22 PM GMT
    let's just say "recycle"icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 21, 2010 9:51 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidAbout a week ago someone resurrected a thread on my undergoing cancer treatment. I did not realize this at first but I signed online and had all these e-mails about my being strong and a survivor. It was all out of the blue but I figured it out after the second e-mail.

    At least everyone was wishing me well. I will always graciously accept well intended thoughts. And thankfully I am able to say I am in remission still. icon_razz.gif
    I remember that.
    And I'm also glad you're still in remission. <3 icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 21, 2010 11:17 PM GMT
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    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidAbout a week ago someone resurrected a thread on my undergoing cancer treatment. I did not realize this at first but I signed online and had all these e-mails about my being strong and a survivor. It was all out of the blue but I figured it out after the second e-mail.

    At least everyone was wishing me well. I will always graciously accept well intended thoughts. And thankfully I am able to say I am in remission still. icon_razz.gif
    I remember that.
    And I'm also glad you're still in remission. <3 icon_biggrin.gif


    ditto and ditto!
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    Jul 22, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
    ...and ditto!
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    Jul 22, 2010 1:00 AM GMT
    I think it's okay if they were gonna start a new thread saying the exact same thing that someone else had already said in the "resurrected thread" (lol that was confusing) cuz when u start a new thread sometimes some people tell you- A thread like this was already started 3324875 years ago.
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    Jul 22, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    I think everyone needs to relax and quit worrying about either duplicating or resurrecting threads. I see entirely too much bitching about someone starting a thread, then the posting police gets their panties in a wad that the same or a similar subject has been done before.

    If you don't want like the post, hey here's a novel idea-DON'T READ OR RESPOND to it. I get it, you read EVERY post. Most times I see responses like this, they're very mean spirited.

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    Jul 22, 2010 1:16 AM GMT
    i like the "cuming inside thread" and how to deal with cum farts personally
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    Jul 22, 2010 3:29 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidAbout a week ago someone resurrected a thread on my undergoing cancer treatment. I did not realize this at first but I signed online and had all these e-mails about my being strong and a survivor. It was all out of the blue but I figured it out after the second e-mail.

    At least everyone was wishing me well. I will always graciously accept well intended thoughts. And thankfully I am able to say I am in remission still. icon_razz.gif



    Hey, I saw that thread and wanted to contribute some well wishes and somehow saw the yr and felt like a jackass for being so late so I opted not to say anything. In any case glad your doing much bettericon_cool.gif
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    Jul 22, 2010 6:09 AM GMT
    What if it is a new person joining RealJock and they are filing through the forums? Is that just as much of a sin compared to someone who has been a member of this site for 3+ years bring back up a thread?

    Does the same concept go when someone creates a NEW topic that just so happens to be the same [or relatively close to a] topic that has been created before?
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    Jul 22, 2010 6:19 AM GMT
    I like some of the threads that get bumped, but feel it depends on how old it is and how long it is, I hate the ones where most of the members are no longer here. I think that if it is a good one that is really old you should start a new one, and link it to the old one if anyone wants to go back and read the original.
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    Jul 22, 2010 6:30 AM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidToday, I noticed several threads that were resurrected. 4 were over 2 years old before yesterday and one, about Michael Vick, was just about 3 years old until today. I was wondering what others thought about this. My first thought about seeing a resurrected thread is that it lacks imagination or if it is back in the news, then maybe instead of resurrecting it, why not start a new thread. I know some of us old timers here on RJ will post a thread link if a topic was recently done as some don't search to see if said topic has been posted already.

    So what do you think? Should old threads be resurrected or should the topic start again?


    It may be a lack of imagination but some members have been bombed for not using the 'search' function on the forums instead creating a new topic on a similar subject. The HTC and iphone4 video was one of recent I can think of. Sometimes these old threads beat the hell out of "will you fuck the guy above you threads" Which are always on the top 20.

    I'll admit I've "brought back" a few threads but not that many, the one biggie I think was the wisdom teeth extraction, which I'm still not fully recovered from (what gives right?). Sometimes it's good to bring it back just to get advice and and on not so smart topics I will admit it is best to just to let a lying dog lie... (or is it die).

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 22, 2010 7:18 AM GMT
    Most of the time I think its kind of interesting to see one come back.....
    some of them I remember and may even have comments from some of the guys who have now left (unfortunately). There are a few that probably are better left buried, but thats more the exception, not the rule.

    Sometimes threads need to be updated.
  • Twenty_Someth...

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    Jul 22, 2010 7:21 AM GMT
    The 6 letter word game is a classic! I vote yes on some, no on others.