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 Post subject: Unburying Posts
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:28 am 
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say i've been doing a lot of searching on a certain topic, and found a thread that was discussing exactly what i was looking for... from the year 2006, and it so happens i've some things to add or to comment on on that thread, my question is, is it illegal :lol: to unbury such ancient posts? will C&Fers take some kind of offense at seeing some relic from the past? or is it even possible to do that? i've come across a few of such topics of interest from 2+ years back, but so far, refrained from adding anything to old posts... for fear of scorn


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:49 am 
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With something that old, I think it's more
polite to start a new thread and include
a link to the old thread. That cuts down
on confusion for readers.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:16 am 
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Yeah, I agree with that too.

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that wasn't that long ago :o

as long as it isn't about ring flutes :twisted:

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Denny wrote:
that wasn't that long ago :o

as long as it isn't about ring flutes :twisted:

or nose flutes :D

Nothing is ancient here, the past is just a click away.
I love those "unburied" posts, shows all these people who once been active, and a few who still are.... :poke:

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 Post subject: Re: Unburying Posts
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hans wrote:
I love those "unburied" posts, shows all these people who once been active, and a few who still are.... :poke:

Yeah, but then you think "Holy carbuncles, Cranberry is back!!! Oh wait... damn you zombie thread!!!!!!"


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:32 pm 
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Denny wrote:
that wasn't that long ago :o

2006? Well, you have to admit that upon exhumation the corpse would hardly be warm.

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Nanohedron wrote:
Denny wrote:
that wasn't that long ago :o

2006? Well, you have to admit that upon exhumation the corpse would hardly be warm.

Still plenty of bones to be picked though!


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hans wrote:
Nanohedron wrote:
Denny wrote:
that wasn't that long ago :o

2006? Well, you have to admit that upon exhumation the corpse would hardly be warm.

Still plenty of bones to be picked though!

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Bone appétit.

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There's no anti-Frankenthread law that I'm aware of.

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No, no law, but my Mod preference is strongly with Nano and fearfie. People don't always notice dates, then spend time and effort engaging with posters who are long since vanished.

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so just 'cause they left ya quit talkin' to 'em?

I 'spose that would cut down on the traffic some :tomato:

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It's not so much the talking to them as the expecting answers from them.

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Some people have died over the years too.

Practical solution is to leave a link to the other article in the opening post of a new thread. It is polite, allows others to see the information that might be restated, and allows for a continued discussion.

Would that be a bad rule/suggestion/mod mod? If you look at the number of threads named "test" it is not like there is a problem with duplication of thread names. Mods could hack offending necroposting or possibly find a way to auto hack date jumps, but mention to the posters please do "blank".

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 Post subject: Re: Unburying Posts
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MTGuru wrote:
It's not so much the talking to them as the expecting answers from them.

I do try not to expect too much from them. :D



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If you look at the number of threads named "test" it is not like there is a problem with duplication of thread names.

just text, the thread is known by it's number....this thread is 78945

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