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supergaminggeek 12-24-2012 01:15 AM

Where do people find age-old threads?
 
I'm finding threads that have been necro'd not 30 days, more like 30 weeks.
How do people find these and post on them like it was made a few minutes ago?

lewstelamon01 12-24-2012 01:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by supergaminggeek (Post 7217761)
I'm finding threads that have been necro'd not 30 days, more like 30 weeks.
How do people find these and post on them like it was made a few minutes ago?

Forum search, most likely. Let a mod know via PM or ticket and they'll put them back to bed where they belong.

jackswaggert 12-24-2012 04:01 AM

I don't get it either. If it isn't people necroing 2 year old threads, it's people posting the same topic 6 times in the same 20 minute span. Some folks search to much and some don't know there is a search at all.

claransa 12-24-2012 04:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by supergaminggeek (Post 7217761)
I'm finding threads that have been necro'd not 30 days, more like 30 weeks.
How do people find these and post on them like it was made a few minutes ago?

In a word "Google" i've found links to threads not even there anymore using google.

centersolace 12-24-2012 12:15 PM

Bored people? :confused:

sollvax 12-24-2012 12:27 PM

Actually folks no thread on here is that old (thanks to archive post)

jackswaggert 12-24-2012 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by sollvax (Post 7222941)
Actually folks no thread on here is that old (thanks to archive post)

Yes that guy is the all time leader in the post count. They don't have numbers that go high enough to count his posts so they quit counting.

th3xr34p3r 12-24-2012 03:36 PM

Most people that necro old threads don't look at the date of the last post; i.e:
  • if its less than 30days the it's ok to reply
  • if its greater than 30days then start a new thread with the same or related topic and link in the original thread as reference
This way its more organised, up to date less of a mess of posts that people need to sift through to get the info they need.

th3xr34p3r 12-24-2012 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by jackswaggert (Post 7218971)
I don't get it either. If it isn't people necroing 2 year old threads, it's people posting the same topic 6 times in the same 20 minute span. Some folks search to much and some don't know there is a search at all.

Spamming topics/posts in multiple forum sub-sections is also a violation of forum policy and is a banable offense, those that do this are either/or impatient, bots or trolls, in such events for the impatient ones their threads need to be merged and the latter 2 just removed once a mod is notified.


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