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Necro-Posting - Love it or hate it - VOTE

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by MyOtherLife, Jun 27, 2013.

Is Necroposting a good idea after all?

  1. YES - Less redundant threads = cleaner board. Consolidation is good!

    23 vote(s)
    85.2%
  2. NO - Let the dead rest in peace. I don't care what someone asked, answered or bought years ago.

    4 vote(s)
    14.8%
  1. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    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.
     


  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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).
     


  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    did someone say necro?
     


  4. imatlas

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    As some of the oldies were great goodies...
     


  6. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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


  7. Coburn

    Coburn Senior member

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  8. Bentley

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    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.
     


  9. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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


  10. Bentley

    Bentley Senior member

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    YIKES!!!!

    I do NOT have that much focus!!!


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  11. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    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.
     


  12. Bentley

    Bentley Senior member

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    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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