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 Necroing, when is it time to let it go?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:08 am Reply with quoteBack to top

When I first got here, I was new to the whole message board thing. I didn't like any board I had seen (mostly because of the flame wars and idiotic topics people seemed to want to discuss). Now that I have found a place where I feel welcome, I find myself looking through the forum and wanting to add my 2 cents worth. The problem is that I was unfamiliar with the ethics of proper posting, and was informed by a moderator not to necro old posts. Long story short, how long is too long? I know content is a major factor, but can everyone give me a ballpark figure? I don't want to piss anyone off for speaking my mind.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:21 am Reply with quoteBack to top

There isn't a hard-and-fast rule, as the thread content counts for a lot. If the thread was started by someone asking a question about what to do next with their bait, popping in with an answer 3 weeks later is pretty necroish any way you look at it. If the OP was posting general info, "anyone baiting", or something similar; then 3 weeks might be just fine.

If in doubt, simply start a new thread with a link to the old one. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

In addition to SF's reply, I think the main reason the admin and mods are against it, is because it slows down the server response when a request is sent for a particular thread that goes way back when. It's similar to having stuff on your hard drive if you think about it. The whole disc has to be scanned to look for the file or folder which slows down operating time every time a view request is sent. If there are too many old threads being viewed at the same time as newer ones, the reading head is having to thrash around all over place. No doubt admin will put me right though. Wink

There is no reason why you shouldn't discuss an old topic if you think it's relevant though. We never get tired of discussing ehhics for instance, or cheese, a firm fav. Don't even get me started on cats ! Rolling Eyes

If you want to disscus an old topic, do as I did here, just put a link so we can go back and look for ourselves. Doesn't clutter up the site, helps in the smooth running and keeps the dreaded mods off your case. Winners all round! Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:00 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I just realized that I should have posted this in the general discussion forum Embarassed . I hereby bow down for an official moderator slap Sad .

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:25 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The other thing is to do a search to see if there's currently a topic about what you want to post about, and guess what - - someone has asked a very similar question within the past week here:

http://ninjaforce.redirectme.net/viewtopic.php?t=121949

So, you can find out what others have had to say about this topic there, too.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

@Favre4ever

mods are very fast and slappy here, seems they are used to slap from their lads. Dont let it bring your spirit down. The upside of this mods activity is, that no endless flamewars occur.

Worst necroing is to post to an old thread of yours to keep it alive and visible to most. So I guess your intentions matters as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Necroing a thread, happens to so many people and is really not the end of the world. Wink
Someone will be happy to report it, a mod will come along and lock it.

As SF mentioned, if you find a topic that you'd really like to rehash and discuss, go ahead and start a new topic with a link to the older one.

On the other hand, starting a topic that is already being discussed, will certainly have SP or Tsnerd slapping you around Laughing

http://ninjaforce.redirectme.net/viewtopic.php?t=121949

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Here is my best necro, 3 years!

http://ninjaforce.redirectme.net/viewtopic.php?p=982843&highlight=#982843

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

SlayerFaith wrote:
... then 3 weeks might be just fine. ...


Four, actually.

The mods generally won't do anything unless a thread is about a month or so old. Even then, if the new post is sensible, a valuable addition, and the thread isn't ancient (>two months), it will probably ride.

However, if it's just a "yeah Dude, that rocks," it will probably go down very quickly. You'de be surprised how often that happens.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

yeah Dude, that rocks

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I sometimes lock a necro thread, but would much rather just delete the offending post.

Many necros are made by driveby trolling nitwits who never notice that the post is gone.

If the necro was an honest mistake and the poster had something worthwhile to add to an old thread this will usually become apparent and one of us slap happy but ever helpful Mods will steer that user along the path to enlightenment.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Favre4ever wrote:
I just realized that I should have posted this in the general discussion forum Embarassed . I hereby bow down for an official moderator slap Sad .


If you'd like to read an example of a slightly bigger forum error and the 350 posts worth of ritual humiliation that followed try clicking on the link in my sig.

You'll have to donate to eater to see it though but you'll come over all warm and fuzzy so everyone wins. Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Tsnerd wrote:
driveby trolling nitwits
Didn't think trolling nitwits had the IQ to drive.

Oh, you mean this... Image

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Tsnerd wrote:
... ever helpful Mods will steer that user along the path to enlightenment.


Yez, vee have our vays.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

KD, I thought that we were only to use that tool for those that abused the quote function?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

^^^ Please check the mod manual, n00b! Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Favre4ever <---

Don't listen to them F4E. Don't listen to them. Do the necro and then do it again. The fun's in breaking the rules, no?

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And we haven't suspended anyone for a long time.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Favre4ever wrote:
I just realized that I should have posted this in the general discussion forum Embarassed . I hereby bow down for an official moderator slap Sad .


Mod slapping seems to be an occupational hazard for me...You get used to it. Just use your common sense when posting and dont let the odd bad apple frighten you off. On the whole, this board is more civilised than most. We all seem to respect each other. Take the slappings in the spirit they are intended...to teach.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:00 am Reply with quoteBack to top

FireWyrm wrote:
... Mod slapping seems to be an occupational hazard for me...You get used to it. ...


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Really, I thought you chewed me out a month or two ago...or was that someone else? There are so many... Confused

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'd try to be funny and ask what necroing is, but since I know, and those who I know know that I know, I think I'd end up getting slapped.

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