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Old 08-22-11, 02:46 AM
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is it wrong to drag up an old thread from the grave?

I was just wondering if doing that was an annoying no -no or if no one cared. There are some really interesting older threads but I also didn't want to seem dumb. I thought I would put this out there especially for the members who have been here longer.
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Re: is it wrong to drag up an old thread from the grave?

I say go for it!
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Re: is it wrong to drag up an old thread from the grave?

I think you're fine.
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Re: is it wrong to drag up an old thread from the grave?

There is nothing in the forum guidelines that I'm aware of that says you can't resurrect an old thread, generally it doesn't bother anyone but the only thing is that the original poster may not come across new posts as they could have either forgotten about the thread or they no longer use the forums to read them.

In more simple words just go for it..

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Re: is it wrong to drag up an old thread from the grave?

Personally as long as its interesting i like reading old threads.
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Re: is it wrong to drag up an old thread from the grave?

I'm for it, some others aren't.

There's no rules against it, so go for it.
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Re: is it wrong to drag up an old thread from the grave?

I haven’t come across any problems with older threads being revived but I would like to suggest that your post be particularly relevant to that thread.

Simply posting ‘Bumped thread’ is frowned upon.
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Re: is it wrong to drag up an old thread from the grave?

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I was just wondering if doing that was an annoying no -no or if no one cared. There are some really interesting older threads but I also didn't want to seem dumb. I thought I would put this out there especially for the members who have been here longer.
It's a good question, because on some boards it is frowned upon. Here, it seems like no one cares, and if someone has something beneficial to say it may help others, even if the OP may be long gone.
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Re: is it wrong to drag up an old thread from the grave?

I guess I'm the odd one out here. I find it very confusing when old threads
are bumped as very few will check the date to see that it's an old thread
(including me at times) and they are full of advice for the OP or rage at
the OP - who is often long gone by now.

I think it's better to start a new thread on the topic, mentioning whatever
you read in the old thread that you want to discuss - unless there was a
lot of really good information in the old thread for people to check out.
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Re: is it wrong to drag up an old thread from the grave?

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I guess I'm the odd one out here. I find it very confusing when old threads
are bumped as very few will check the date to see that it's an old thread
(including me at times) and they are full of advice for the OP or rage at
the OP - who is often long gone by now.

I think it's better to start a new thread on the topic, mentioning whatever
you read in the old thread that you want to discuss - unless there was a
lot of really good information in the old thread for people to check out.
I think the problem is that quite often whoever resurrected the thread also doesn't realize how old it is.

If you are intentionally bringing up an old thread, it would be helpful to mention that you know the thread is old. Alternatively, if you see that someone has resurrected an oldie and it's obvious that they don't realize it, I don't see anything wrong in diplomatically mentioning that the OP may be long gone but that new insights are always welcome.
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Re: is it wrong to drag up an old thread from the grave?

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It's a good question, because on some boards it is frowned upon. Here, it seems like no one cares, and if someone has something beneficial to say it may help others, even if the OP may be long gone.
That's kind of how I view it. I was reading a thread a long time ago about a parent struggling to understand her ADD daughter. There was awesome information. Also, I've been under the impression that it's best to search for old threads to find out if something has been answereed before starting a new one (forum faux paus?). Of course, with ADD, it's just easier to start a new thread.
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Re: is it wrong to drag up an old thread from the grave?

ahhh yes, nothing like a bit of necroposting to get the blood flowing

but in all seriousnes, i dont really mind anyone reviving threads, so long as they actually have a valid contribution. In fact, ill much rather see an old thread revived, than a new one started bout the same topic (it shows that you are using the magnificent ssearch button )
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Re: is it wrong to drag up an old thread from the grave?

I think it's the same with old threads and new. Some people will like it, some people won't.

Personally, I don't see a need to recreate something I've come across that is already well documented and discussed. Simply adding to an old thread allows everyone to see the wisdom of the past as well as the present. A win/win.
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Re: is it wrong to drag up an old thread from the grave?

Sarah, one way to insure that people don't get confused is to note in your post that the thread has aged. We tell people all the time to use the search function for topics and old threads appear that way.

Something that you can do to bring the subject back up without resurrecting the old thread is to quote the part of the existing thread that you want to comment about in a new thread. You can even add a link to the original thread for those who want to see context. This way, the thread that you begin is new and deals with the part that you want to comment on. Best of both worlds!

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Re: is it wrong to drag up an old thread from the grave?

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It's a good question, because on some boards it is frowned upon. Here, it seems like no one cares, and if someone has something beneficial to say it may help others, even if the OP may be long gone.
Yeah, on other boards people tend to get pretty annoyed when people post in old threads. Here people always do it and it never seems to matter.

I don't really care as long as the post is meanful. If someone posts in a five year old thread to say something completely pointless then it kind of annoys me.
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