Thread Necromancy

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    Oct 01, 2011 5:41 PM GMT
    Does anyone else notice alot of thread necromancy going on here as of late?

    For the woefully ignurt, thread necromancy is the posting of a reply to a thread that has been dormant for some time.

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    Threads are like dairy products and possibly underage tricks: CHECK THE DATE!

    *EDIT*

    This question is slightly in jest. I am accusing no one of thread necromancy (if one can be accused of such a thing) and I hope no one thinks anything more of it. Happy Saturday.
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    Oct 01, 2011 5:51 PM GMT
    And this is a problem because........?icon_neutral.gif



    I posted to an old thread recently rather than start a new thread. I suppose I could have chosen to be big-ego and make the thread all about me rather than the subject...


    Some people are new to RJ and will see on a profile what forums you've posted to, go read last years post about such-n-such and want to reply.

    I say shoot them. Up Against the wall, old-news-rehashers!icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 01, 2011 5:55 PM GMT
    This is nothing new. Sometimes you just suddenly take notice of something that has always been happening.
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    Oct 01, 2011 6:39 PM GMT
    What? What is wrong with thread necro? it is perfectly fine. good topics are good topics.
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    Oct 01, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    guess i'm guilty. new 2 the site. found some forums on ppl's profiles. didn't realize it's not cool. sorry.
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    Oct 01, 2011 9:18 PM GMT
    I bump my old threads, by old I mean like 2 weeks old, is that considered thread necromancy? but yeah I LOL when a new member replies to a 4 year old thread.
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    Oct 01, 2011 10:13 PM GMT
    Here's some general rules of thumb..

    If the thread/topic pertains to the OP only, like he's asking for specific personal advice, don't bump it. I mean, 3 - 4 months later, I'm sure he's resolved his issue and has moved on. Anything you add would be pointless.

    If the thread is about something general, like what's your favorite car, go ahead and bump it. I think most guys here get a little tired of seeing new car threads being posted every other week. And eventually, they stop replying to those.

    But more importantly, search! If you're looking for advice/info on a particular topic, you may not even need to bump an old thread or re-post a new one. Search the old threads and read them. Your answers/advice are there.

    Use google to search the forums. It's faster and more effective. So go to google and type this in the search box..

    blah blah site:realjock.com/gayforums

    Replace "blah blah" with the topic you want to find. Done. icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 01, 2011 10:33 PM GMT
    Inostrankan saidDoes anyone else notice alot of thread necromancy going on here as of late?
    Yeah. I just figured they're being bumped by some necrophiliacs...no big deal, and no need to post in them to keep the undead threads undead.
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    Oct 01, 2011 10:52 PM GMT
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    xrichx saidIf the thread/topic pertains to the OP only, like he's asking for specific personal advice, don't bump it. I mean, 3 - 4 months later, I'm sure he's resolved his issue and has moved on. Anything you add would be pointless.

    Some of these have been hilarious----a list of guys giving advice on how to get over a boyfriend----to an OP who a) was dumped FOUR YEARS AGO and b) isn't even on RJ anymore.

    Such lulz.

    The saddest one I recall was, the OP's friend or boyfriend died. And some noob comes along, and offers his 2 cents without checking the date or reading the entire thread. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 01, 2011 11:05 PM GMT
    xrichx saidHere's some general rules of thumb..

    If the thread/topic pertains to the OP only, like he's asking for specific personal advice, don't bump it. I mean, 3 - 4 months later, I'm sure he's resolved his issue and has moved on. Anything you add would be pointless.

    If the thread is about something general, like what's your favorite car, go ahead and bump it. I think most guys here get a little tired of seeing new car threads being posted every other week. And eventually, they stop replying to those.


    ^^ This.
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    Jan 17, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
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    Jan 17, 2012 4:30 AM GMT
    I'd rather see a topic restarted than realizing I'm quoting and responding to a two-year-old discussion.