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Post Reply Why do people feel the need to necro
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Posted 12/4/15
Why.
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Philia?
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Posted 12/4/15
Because some yahoo bitches about "OMFG WE HAD A THREAD ON THAT 6 YEARS AGO WHY MAKE ANOTHER???? OMFG"

Every

Fucking

Time
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Good question
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Posted 12/4/15 , edited 12/4/15
Very descriptive and straight forward. +1
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Posted 12/4/15
sometimes their threads are funnier then a new one XP
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Is there a hard and fast rule for when a thread is to be considered "dead"? When I see something rise back to the first page I assume people want to talk about it either in more depth or to review, and since we're not supposed to dupe threads this seems a logical conclusion. That's why I might contribute to this necro-ed thread or that. It's not malicious, just an attempt to go with the flow and talk about what people want to.
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what the fuck is this shit
Posted 12/4/15
The new threads suck. I mean.. Why else? Lol
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all i do is necro

#makecoldbodieswarm
#bringingdemthreadsback
#idgaf
#necronecronii
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Posted 12/4/15 , edited 12/4/15
Yeah, I don't particularly understand why necroing is bad.

I think the main reasons threads get revived are:

1) spambot hits an old thread at random; even after their post is deleted the thread stays on front page, so others post not realizing how old the thread is.

2) Someone posts because they are interested in the topic--perhaps they searched and that's what came up; they may or may not have noticed how old it is. If others are also interested and join in, does it really matter when it was started?

3) Someone is bored and thinks it will be amusing or irritating to others to start a dead topic back up.

I think it's only bad to revive an old thread if:

1) you are directly replying to someone on something they wrote ages ago. That is, you're not just reviving the topic with your thoughts to which others might now reply, but you're opening a specific branch of conversation that had ended and the person you are engaging with might not even be active on the site anymore. I mean, it's not superbad to do that, but if you are hoping for that specific person to respond, it might be ill-advised.

2) It's a news topic about something really old and you're posting as if it is brand new news. This sometimes happens on Site News here, but can also happen about other kinds of news.

3) You're doing so to stir up controversy (either your response is designed to get strong negative reactions, or the topic itself was contentious and you're kicking things back up).
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Posted 12/4/15
Probably because they want to be the center of attention
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Posted 12/4/15
Because they just can't...



Also, bump.
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Posted 12/4/15
i've necro'd a thread before haha. it was cuz i was searching for a particular manga and anytime you start a new thread someone always links you to an old thread or two or three that someone started however long ago with the same criteria. so might as well bring up an old one if someone is gonna tell u to look there anyway

and on CR sometimes there's multiple threads about the same topic. so might as well search for the topic before you start yours if it's the same thing
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Posted 12/4/15 , edited 12/4/15
A better question to ask would be, "Why, when a forum board has a 'Similar Topics' bar at the bottom, does it always choose topics out of a MINIMUM seven to ten year vintage? Were there no 'Similar Topics' posted last week that a newbie could jump into?"

(The same could be asked about finding threads through word searches on Google...Why, in our modern technical age, why??)
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