Newfags bumping old threads...

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    Jul 20, 2011 2:45 AM GMT
    ... is super annoying.

    I think there should be a feature where threads lock themselves if nobody's posted them for a certain period of time (i.e. 6 months).

    When a thread is bumped from 3 years ago, the person who bumped it should have just started a new thread, because that means that people can follow the thread from the beginning instead of skipping through however many pages just to read the most recent posts.


    What do you guys think?
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    Jul 20, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    +1
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    Jul 20, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    Necromancy , one of the seven deadly sins of the Internet, along with trolling, flaming, stalking, spamming and hacking. Oh, and pretending to be something you're not (fake pics, lying about weight, etc)
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    Jul 20, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    The giant Pink T has spoken.
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    Jul 20, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    i think if you do the opposite of that than you're told "we already have a thread for that, use the search function"
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    Jul 20, 2011 2:50 AM GMT
    cold saidThe giant Pink T has spoken.


    LMAO I can't quote it.

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    Jul 20, 2011 3:40 AM GMT
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    I think there should be a feature where threads lock themselves if nobody's posted them for a certain period of time (i.e. 6 months).


    No, there should be SOME FUCKING MODERATORS. But RJ is run like a ghetto market in Brooklyn: no one is really paying attention and everyone is loud and obnoxious.
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    JakeBenson said
    Anduru said
    I think there should be a feature where threads lock themselves if nobody's posted them for a certain period of time (i.e. 6 months).


    No, there should be SOME FUCKING MODERATORS. But RJ is run like a ghetto market in Brooklyn: no one is really paying attention and everyone is loud and obnoxious.


    And by Brooklyn, you mean Chinatown?
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    JakeBenson said
    Anduru said
    I think there should be a feature where threads lock themselves if nobody's posted them for a certain period of time (i.e. 6 months).


    No, there should be SOME FUCKING MODERATORS. But RJ is run like a ghetto market in Brooklyn: no one is really paying attention and everyone is loud and obnoxious.


    I posted on a board with adminazis for a number of years. A group of particularly anal mods can definitely make for a miserable posting experience. The downside is dealing with shit like this.
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:00 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    JakeBenson said
    Anduru said
    I think there should be a feature where threads lock themselves if nobody's posted them for a certain period of time (i.e. 6 months).


    No, there should be SOME FUCKING MODERATORS. But RJ is run like a ghetto market in Brooklyn: no one is really paying attention and everyone is loud and obnoxious.


    I posted on a board with adminazis for a number of years. A group of particularly anal mods can definitely make for a miserable posting experience. The downside is dealing with shit like this.


    Make someone who posts frequently a moderator. Problem solved. That's how it's done.
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:00 AM GMT
    closer85 said
    JakeBenson said
    Anduru said
    I think there should be a feature where threads lock themselves if nobody's posted them for a certain period of time (i.e. 6 months).


    No, there should be SOME FUCKING MODERATORS. But RJ is run like a ghetto market in Brooklyn: no one is really paying attention and everyone is loud and obnoxious.


    And by Brooklyn, you mean Chinatown?


    No, Chinatown is in Manhattan. Although Chinatown is chaotic too.
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:02 AM GMT
    I disagree. Unless it's a time sensitive topic, the date is irrelevant. You guys just want something to bitch about. Good grief. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:04 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI disagree. Unless it's a time sensitive topic, the date is irrelevant. You guys just want something to bitch about. Good grief. icon_rolleyes.gif
    I've said for years that it takes a very creative person to find something to bitch about when everything is going great.
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:15 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidYeah, I have no problem with someone bumping a (as in one) thread. It shows they've used the search function before puking another repost into the forum. Plus, when it's a well chosen thread with a bunch of replies already, it can save rehashing a lot of the same stuff...it's sort of a "let's restart the convo from here instead of starting from the very beginning." So I like it and I think it can show good forum etiquette.
    When a bumped thread has a lot of replies, most of the posters are usually no longer on the site or no longer forum regulars. Therefore it still gets rehashed by the current posters.

    Plus, most people (myself included) aren't gonna take time to read everyone's response in a thread that's several pages long already.
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidSo maybe your conditional qualifier, Anduru, could be clever enough to only allow someone to bump one ancient thread per day. Would that address your concerns?

    No.
    Ancient threads are no longer relevant. There should be a new thread so that people can keep up with the thread from the beginning, and won't be replying to 3-year-old posts by people who don't visit the site anymore.
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:31 AM GMT
    If this gets bumped in 3 years.

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    Jul 20, 2011 5:02 AM GMT
    JakeBenson said
    Anduru said
    I think there should be a feature where threads lock themselves if nobody's posted them for a certain period of time (i.e. 6 months).


    No, there should be SOME FUCKING MODERATORS. But RJ is run like a ghetto market in Brooklyn: no one is really paying attention and everyone is loud and obnoxious.


    ^ "Loud and obnoxious" Exhibit A
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    Jul 20, 2011 5:05 AM GMT
    Bump. Oh wait im supposed to wait three years right?
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    Jul 20, 2011 5:12 AM GMT

    You know Anduru, some guys put just as much effort in their posts back then as some do now. So what if it's three or even more years older. The question is, is it relevant and is the topic interesting?



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    Jul 20, 2011 6:33 AM GMT
    Some guys can't win.

    If they make a new topic that repeats an old topic, then guys give grief about not using the search function.
    If a new guy necros an old thread, then some guys freak out.

    Take a few deep breaths and count to ten.
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    Jul 20, 2011 8:02 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    You know Anduru, some guys put just as much effort in their posts back then as some do now. So what if it's three or even more years older. The question is, is it relevant and is the topic interesting?

    The problem is, though, if you bump a topic from years ago you get old opinions or opinions from members who are no longer active. Consequently, a real conversation starts a few pages into the thread. What's the point of a forum without interaction without dialogue between members?

    For me, the line between search and repost is fairly clear:
    IF you have a (common) question - use the search function
    - was your question answered? YES - don't bump
    - was your question answered? NO - create a thread that addresses that specific question

    IF the old thread is calling for participation?
    - I'm sure an OP's three year old question doesn't need answering
    - Your opinion isn't divine and really doesn't matter (the annoyance of necromancy outweighs your need to have your say)

    PLUS, if we move from just the empirical justifications of what should and should not happen - the reality is that almost every bump-poster is a new member who writes an un-punctuated half-sentence.

    I can definitely empathise with Andrew's concerns.
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:14 PM GMT
    JakeBenson said
    Make someone who posts frequently a moderator. Problem solved. That's how it's done.


    since you mentioned that, i'll vote you as new moderator, how's that? ;)

    Agreed with the idea there should be a mod.
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:20 PM GMT
    I have absolutely no problem with an old thread appearing after a long time.
    I think its happened once or twice with my previous years birthday threads as well.

    So long as its relevant, it can actually be very interesting.
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:23 PM GMT
    JakeBenson said
    closer85 said
    JakeBenson said
    Anduru said
    I think there should be a feature where threads lock themselves if nobody's posted them for a certain period of time (i.e. 6 months).


    No, there should be SOME FUCKING MODERATORS. But RJ is run like a ghetto market in Brooklyn: no one is really paying attention and everyone is loud and obnoxious.


    And by Brooklyn, you mean Chinatown?


    No, Chinatown is in Manhattan. Although Chinatown is chaotic too.



    i think you should become a MOD, reason being your stupidly hot, trustworthy, and people like you:-) glad your on RJ fella :-)