Necro Post Warning

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Rylo

Master Member
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Is there any way we could get a necro post warning that could pop up whenever someone attempts to respond to a thread that's more than a few years old?? Something along the lines of, Warning, you are about to resurrect the dead; this post is older than you are!

Just thinkin'
-Rylo
 
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JoeG

Master Member
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A recent example

 

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CT1138

Sr Member
I never understood the point in some weird shaming that goes on for people posting in old posts, while at the same time people get told to use the search which might bring up old posts. I'd rather older post be reused if the subject is the same. Never understood the controversy myself.
The point is community gatekeeping/hazing so that the "Veteran" craps on the "n00b" thus ensuring that only the circle-jerk clique gets to have fun on the forum.
 

robn1

Master Member
Different boards do things differently, some want you to use existing posts and others hate seeing old posts get bumped. But at least each one is mostly consistent, the RPF is the only place I've seen where noobs are shamed no matter what they do. "Don't post a new thread, use the search to find the old thread. But don't post in it."
 

xl97

Master Member
Id say the SEARCH is a way to find answers, info on this that are already posted.. not necessarily meaning to POST in them.

On smaller forums or the ODD topic.. bring back an old thread might not be an issue.

I'd think on this forum with the way thing changes, new info is found, new methods invented/tested..etc..

That making a NEW thread to ask your question (and maybe referencing old links) is the way to go!
 

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Apollo

Legendary Member
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Different boards do things differently, some want you to use existing posts and others hate seeing old posts get bumped. But at least each one is mostly consistent, the RPF is the only place I've seen where noobs are shamed no matter what they do. "Don't post a new thread, use the search to find the old thread. But don't post in it."

Noobs should be seen and not heard! ;)
 

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