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Necro-Posting - Love it or hate it - VOTE

Poll Results: Is Necroposting a good idea after all?

 
  • 84% (22)
    YES - Less redundant threads = cleaner board. Consolidation is good!
  • 15% (4)
    NO - Let the dead rest in peace. I don't care what someone asked, answered or bought years ago.
26 Total Votes  
post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Necro-Posting - Could it be a good thing?
The possible upside is that topics become consolidated instead of having 1,000 threads that ask the same questions redundantly.
I used to be bothered by necro-posting, but now I see this possible virtue.
Perhaps the newbies are doing us a favour in their innocence?
Please discuss and also vote.
post #2 of 12

Eliminating necro-posting would give people yet another excuse to ignore the search function (less incentive to look up information if the ability to reply is removed).

post #3 of 12
did someone say necro?
post #4 of 12
post #5 of 12
As some of the oldies were great goodies...
post #6 of 12

I am bookmarking this thread so I can reply next year...
 

post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

As some of the oldies were great goodies...
+1
post #8 of 12
The problem with necro-posting is that you will wind up with threads that are so long they are impossible to read from start to finish. Posting a new thread keeps things a bit more focused.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Bentley View Post

The problem with necro-posting is that you will wind up with threads that are so long they are impossible to read from start to finish. Posting a new thread keeps things a bit more focused.


Not true, you just need a little focus... I read 60000+ posts in the thrift thread when I first found it shog[1].gif

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post


Not true, you just need a little focus... I read 60000+ posts in the thrift thread when I first found it shog%5B1%5D.gif

YIKES!!!!

I do NOT have that much focus!!!


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post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bentley View Post

The problem with necro-posting is that you will wind up with threads that are so long they are impossible to read from start to finish. Posting a new thread keeps things a bit more focused.

Possibly, but we have many active threads that go back years and have never died.
I have often thought the WAYWRN and Thrift Store Bragging threads should close at the end of each year and a new one started. Those 2 threads alone would take forever to go through from start to pesent. With most of the threads on here being mucj smaller, I am siding toward consolidation as a better way.
post #12 of 12
The difference, though, with the WAYWRN thread is that it is an ongoing, active thread. Members post in it every day.

I think there is a difference between a thread like that and one that has been sitting dormant for months/years that someone decides to resurrect. To me, the latter is what I consider to be a Necro-Post.
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