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Thread Revival

Post by SetaSoujirou » Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:19 pm

There should be some rule about reviving threads here. Perhaps locking or simply leaving it after X amount of weeks.
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Re: Thread Revival

Post by Hydrolisk » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:48 pm

If there is an option, enable auto-thread closure after something like 2 months, or 1 month.
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Re: Thread Revival

Post by Loki » Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:59 am

No, that would be silly.
People don't even read the time tags when they post when they threadomance.
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Re: Thread Revival

Post by Rising_Dusk » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:20 am

There is a rule, and that is why moderators exist.
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Re: Thread Revival

Post by Cecil » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:47 pm

The 'Threadomancy' argument is complete bs.

There is no reason to make new thread about something when there is already one up of the same point.
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Re: Thread Revival

Post by shalnath » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:15 pm

Cecil's right. I don't know why you guys get so frustrated over it.
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Re: Thread Revival

Post by Hell_Tempest » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:40 pm

It's not like threadomancy dramatically impacts forum use...honestly guys.
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Re: Thread Revival

Post by TheDeathstalker » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:58 pm

If you do a quick look at the incidences of Threadomancy, you quickly start to see a pattern. Most posts hold little value, one being so needless as being just a post saying what their choice in a poll was, and the post was almost a month after all interest in the post died.

The biggest problem with threadomancy is that it's on the same tier as spamming, with short, meaningless posts that add nothing to the greater whole of the forum. And, even if one has something mildly meaningful to add, odds are everything important has already been said. Threads don't die due to cosmic coincidence, they die because the topic is truely done, and no one cares to continue beating a dead horse. Continuing the analogy, Threadomancy is like digging up the grave of that dead horse just to kick it again.

I feel it was a wise decision to try and prevent threadomancy, because 9 times out of 10, it's the absolute right thing to do, and in that rare 10th case, you can always just start a new thread with a new discussion/premise, if your post is that insightful. We've all been guilty of it at one time or another, but by stopping it when it happens, we make the forum as a whole a much nicer place, in my opinion.
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Re: Thread Revival

Post by SetaSoujirou » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:37 pm

TheDeathstalker wrote:If you do a quick look at the incidences of Threadomancy, you quickly start to see a pattern. Most posts hold little value, one being so needless as being just a post saying what their choice in a poll was, and the post was almost a month after all interest in the post died.

The biggest problem with threadomancy is that it's on the same tier as spamming, with short, meaningless posts that add nothing to the greater whole of the forum. And, even if one has something mildly meaningful to add, odds are everything important has already been said. Threads don't die due to cosmic coincidence, they die because the topic is truely done, and no one cares to continue beating a dead horse. Continuing the analogy, Threadomancy is like digging up the grave of that dead horse just to kick it again.

I feel it was a wise decision to try and prevent threadomancy, because 9 times out of 10, it's the absolute right thing to do, and in that rare 10th case, you can always just start a new thread with a new discussion/premise, if your post is that insightful. We've all been guilty of it at one time or another, but by stopping it when it happens, we make the forum as a whole a much nicer place, in my opinion.
'Nuff said. Threads die for a reason. And I don't know why you'd want to be welcomed to the forums a month later when you are either too active to care, or not active at all. *cough*
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Re: Thread Revival

Post by Cecil » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:12 am

TheDeathstalker wrote:If you do a quick look at the incidences of Threadomancy, you quickly start to see a pattern. Most posts hold little value, one being so needless as being just a post saying what their choice in a poll was, and the post was almost a month after all interest in the post died.
This is a very specific situation--polls. I think it's obvious that you don't post in some survey-ish thing after a given time period. Only idiots would do this and at least here they're giving imput and not spam (still wrong, but it won't stop those people).

I had more imput but I g2g atm.
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Re: Thread Revival

Post by Loki » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:36 pm

The thing is the threadomancy is going on way too much. For the past week, there have been what? 5-6 threads revivals? And the input is very meaningless. If you don't have the time to create a post, why make one in the first place.
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Re: Thread Revival

Post by Purple Drake » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:17 am

I really don't think that threadomancy, necroposting, or whatever you call it, is something that should be completely banned. There are many cases in which someone just comes along an old topic and post something meaningful, and it helps bring back a good topic. I do understand that many topics can be answeared or finished, and there really isen't any need for any new posts, but even then, someone might just have an opinion to add, so it never hurts.
Besides, it it's a dumb, short post, then it's just spam like it would be in any other topic.

Wait a minute... Did i just revive a topic about thread revival?
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Re: Thread Revival

Post by TheDeathstalker » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:28 am

While I do appreciate your presence proving my point (not only in this, but a couple other threads), I'd like to humbly remind you that you failed to add anything to this discussion. You know, the one that was completely finished November 4th? Please do us all a favor and leave finished threads as such. Truly important and meaningful posts will be greeted with open arms, but as we've all said before, threads die for a reason, and it takes a seriously meaningful and insightful post to validate waking the dead.
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Re: Thread Revival

Post by SetaSoujirou » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:02 am

Purple Drake wrote:I really don't think that threadomancy, necroposting, or whatever you call it, is something that should be completely banned. There are many cases in which someone just comes along an old topic and post something meaningful, and it helps bring back a good topic. I do understand that many topics can be answeared or finished, and there really isen't any need for any new posts, but even then, someone might just have an opinion to add, so it never hurts.
Besides, it it's a dumb, short post, then it's just spam like it would be in any other topic.

Wait a minute... Did i just revive a topic about thread revival?
Thanks for reviving a topic and restating what's been said. Not like your post was very insightful to begin with, regardless of who said it or not, as that is just stating the obvious (to me at least)
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Re: Thread Revival

Post by Rising_Dusk » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:57 pm

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