A word in favor of 'zombie' threads

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by jhundt, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. dswo

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    Me too.
     
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    Seems most are in favor of a “zombie threadocalypse”.
     
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    you didn't die - apparently! - but you did disappear for a while. And I hadn't seen any RIP posts - but then again, if I had missed the forum for 3 or 4 days your RIP post would have sunk away and How would I know. So you were just "not present" for a while. And I noticed. And then I'd get an older thread, and there you were. And I would wonder "what happened to that guy?"

    It's hard to keep up with a few hundred people and to know who is who and what is going on in their lives. We are spread around the globe, and only communicate in short bursts once every couple of days or so. We are lucky to have this place, or we would never have met, and never have shared. And whether a guy is dead or not doesn't change that!
     
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    Iggy don’t mind those threads . For the record he is very much alive down in Miami.
     
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  5. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

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    At what point is a zombie thread resurrected? I've stumbled into more than one thread where there are three or four timely comments only to realize that the thread is old. At that point, feels silly to tell the new group that its a zombie.
     
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    What a load of nonsense, abt family/friends being upset abt a deceased's thread being revived... So we should erase/ignore someone's existence because they're dead?

    Pffft. .. Nonsense!
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    If I were to kick the bucket, no one in my family would know about any of my comments being resurrected because I'm the only one in my family who frequents guitar forums. All my email addresses are used only by me, so they wouldn't get any alerts about it. I imagine that's the way it would be for most folks, but I could be wrong.
     
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    Here is our current official policy. I suspect there is no change to it in the offing:

    RESURRECTING OLD THREADS:
    Over the years we have determined that resurrecting old threads can cause some problems for our membership. So, in general, we ask that you not post on threads that are not currently active on our thread indexes - such as threads more than 6 months to a year old. We think it's best if you simply post in current threads -- or start a new one of your own unless you have something really valuable to add to the older thread. If you resurrect an old thread with a "Me too" or a "joke." we'll probably remove the post as it's not adding any value to the thread.

    But, since you are all current and conversant with our rules, it is probably not necessary to post this.

    :)
     
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    The rule makes perfect sense. As it makes sense that it is the business of the moderators to enforce it when necessary.

    A poster telling another member to move on, that's quite rude... Well, it is usually said as a joke, but not always.

    I suspect it is the same people that make the "zombie thread" comment and the "use the search engine" comment. :twisted:
     
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    move on is almost the same as 'calm down'....

    Red Adair could probably pull it off... but he is probably the only person who could.
     
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    I like that idea! Maybe a new 'Vintage Threads' category in the vein of 'Epic Threads'; with said threads being moved into the vault once they've aged out. Then folks who don't want to see zombie threads can avoid the category entirely, and those who don't mind are free to peruse.
     
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    Good idea! And how about relicing some newer threads to make them look old, by using bad language and illicit themes?:p
     
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    oh man, great thread blille... westie, stevieboy, tdot.... LOVED those guys!
     
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    I had an old thread of mine resurrected. It was funny - it popped up and I read the latest post. Thought it was interesting. Formulated a comment, but went back just to check. And I’d started it. Lol.


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    Ooo, we could relic some current threads and make people pay to read them!
     
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    I don’t care. Sometimes those old thread questions stop me from buying something stupid. Need more questions answered at times.
     
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    It depends. If something additional can be added that is relevant to a zombie thread, I see no problem.
    I saw a time over at "another" forum where any thread over 2 years was shut down if resurrected willy nilly.
    I thought it was silly.
    If a newbie opens a thread that is "vintage", let's just inform them to start a new thread if it contains a new question.
     
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