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Posted 12/4/15 , edited 12/4/15

BlueOni wrote:

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.


Here on Crunchyroll it's not hard and fast, but typical current practice is that mods will generally close an older thread in favor of a new thread on the same topic if the old thread hasn't had any activity in a couple of months. That will only happen if we notice the thread is there though (such as if someone reports a duplicate). And there might be some exceptions.

We also now are more inclined to close very old inactive threads periodically, which means that the number of inactive threads that remain open for possible necroing is kept down a bit. The last time mods did this kind of a cull was last December I believe, so we might be doing that again this year. (When I first started using Crunchyroll, it looked like threads really did stay open forever and ever even if they weren't active, but at some point before I became a mod there was a huge cleanup closing many, many old threads and after that mods were closing things with no activity in six-months--with alexwithcandy (and later both alex and I) going through every day or so closing threads to keep within the 6-month guideline. But I guess customer service got a lot of complaints about so much stuff getting closed, so we were asked to stop doing that.)

As far as I'm concerned, if it's still possible to post in it, it's fair game, but that doesn't mean that some "bumps" aren't inappropriate. If someone just seems to be going on a bumping spree for the hell of it, we'll likely delete their post, scold them, and possibly close the threads if they are very old and seem unlikely to generate any true new discussion.
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I do it with no shame.

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If this is some new modern slang then I am unfamiliar with it. Don't know what it is, don't want to know.
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Posted 12/4/15 , edited 12/4/15

lorreen wrote:

Here on Crunchyroll it's not hard and fast, but typical current practice is that mods will generally close an older thread in favor of a new thread on the same topic if the old thread hasn't had any activity in a couple of months. That will only happen if we notice the thread is there though (such as if someone reports a duplicate). And there might be some exceptions.

We also now are more inclined to close very old inactive threads periodically, which means that the number of inactive threads that remain open for possible necroing is kept down a bit. The last time mods did this kind of a cull was last December I believe, so we might be doing that again this year. (When I first started using Crunchyroll, it looked like threads really did stay open forever and ever even if they weren't active, but at some point before I became a mod there was a huge cleanup closing many, many old threads and after that mods were closing things with no activity in six-months--with alexwithcandy (and later both alex and I) going through every day or so closing threads to keep within the 6-month guideline. But I guess customer service got a lot of complaints about so much stuff getting closed, so we were asked to stop doing that.)

As far as I'm concerned, if it's still possible to post in it, it's fair game, but that doesn't mean that some "bumps" aren't inappropriate. If someone just seems to be going on a bumping spree for the hell of it, we'll likely delete their post, scold them, and possibly close the threads if they are very old and seem unlikely to generate any true new discussion.


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Posted 12/4/15
What annoys me is when I open a thread and start reading the first page and it's all from years ago - well no point replying now.


eclair-lumiere wrote:

If this is some new modern slang then I am unfamiliar with it. Don't know what it is, don't want to know.

It's when you post in an very old forum thread, bringing it 'back to life'


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If this is some new modern slang then I am unfamiliar with it. Don't know what it is, don't want to know.

It's when you post in an very old forum thread, bringing it 'back to life'




Well I suppose nothing wrong with it. But I probably wouldn't bother to reply if I saw that the forum had been started years ago.
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And here I thought that this thread was about necrophilia. I guess I am not as innocent as some believe me to be...
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Not a clue. They have no life and go back in the forums to bring back the old threads maybe?
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Posted 12/4/15
What?
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for those that don't know what Necroing is, it's when someone brings up an old post back to the front page.

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I dont mind necro posting on cool older threads. I just usually check first that I hadn't already replied and forgot that I had.
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I like the practice

As for why I like to, it varies from thread to thread. I may say:
1) I'd like to talk about this, so i'll bring it back for a post.
2) Everything on the front page is too samey, let me bring up something different
3) This thread is really obscure - let me bring it back because "why not?"

Sometimes I would even just jump ahead to random pages a set time away (like 6 months) and just pick something at random as a sort of nostalgia wave.

Of course, I did all this in a past life.
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lorreen wrote:

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.



that person might not respond oh noes
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Posted 12/4/15
It's funny as hell because most sites hate that, but this site, not so much.
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