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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 191
04-05-2011, 01:51 PM
Originally Posted by Felderburg View Post
We still haven't received much clarification here about the exceptions to the 30 day necro hard rule. Lots of good info in this thread, and the fact that images are allowed is certainly very cool, but that is one question that really hasn't been answered to much satisfaction. A lot of "mays" and "may nots" have been thrown around, talk of "relevance" to a discussion, things like that. Are there hard and fast rules to a moderator's action when a thread is posted in after 30 days, with a post that continuies discussion, and where the rest of the thread has current, not out dated, info?

I'm being a bit of a stick in the mud with this issue, but we really haven't received a satisfactory yes or no answer, just a lot of wishy-washy "case by case" talk. Even if you directly say "no, there are no hard and fast rules, it depends," that would be all right. At least we would know.

This is important for threads that contain perfectly good guides, with current info, that get closed despite no changes being made to the parts of the game that they are discussing.
Ok. Here's the "hard and fast" rule:

If a thread has not been posted to in 31+ days, we consider that thread to be "dead". Posting a message into a thread that is "dead" is considered "necroposting" and will result in a one point infraction for spamming.

If you're keeping a "living thread" on the forums. This rule means that every 30 days you need to update that thread if no other conversation is happening on the subject. You can do this by simply updating the OP, and then creating a post that says, "I've updated the OP with the most recent information on this topic."

Now, here's the second "hard and fast rule" on this issue:

Any content that violates our Rules and Policies will be removed within a reasonable period of time after Atari becomes aware of it. Interpretation and enforcement of the Rules and Policies is at the sole and exclusive discretion of Atari.

Is that clear enough?