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Thread Necro Etiquette

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YfelsungUser avatarPosts: 514Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:26 amLocation: Canada Gender: Male

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Is it better to start a new topic on a subject that has been discussed in the past or to necro a thread that's almost a year old that deals with the topic?
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Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:41 pm
lrkunUser avatarPosts: 3831Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:37 pmLocation: R. Gender: Tree

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Yfelsung wrote:Is it better to start a new topic on a subject that has been discussed in the past or to necro a thread that's almost a year old that deals with the topic?


I'd prefer to resurrect an old topic rather than make a new one, provided it already exists.

The problem is, I was given a warning the first few months, when I became a member of this forum, because I found juicy old topics which would have been nice if discussed. Therefore I resurrected them with my replies.

Ah well, this is my opinion on the matter. :D

Atleast, they ought to lock the old threads, so the necro thing won't be an issue. ;)
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Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:50 pm
AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

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Personally, I agree with Irukun ( although admittedly, resurecting an introduction that is long outdate isn't entirely useful.) I'd argue that all these archaic threads contain important points, and that arguments like these are somewhat times. I'd rather seeing an old topic resurrected than to suffer an inevitable kind of de ja vu. That said, in the forum rules it has not specifically mentioned reviving old posts:

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I don't think you've beein "warned" in any official capacity, Lrukun.:(

I could be completelly insane too. But warnings are kinda official type things, and a moderator/administrator/webmaster mght give you a poke when there is an unexpected issue that is not distinctly addressed by these rules.

If am wrong for this, then please feel free to contemplate a creative punishment. That said, I now feel a bit nervous... :?

Wow, I talk too much.
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Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:59 am
lrkunUser avatarPosts: 3831Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:37 pmLocation: R. Gender: Tree

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I guess I was poked. :P
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Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:40 pm
AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

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By the way, how do you pronounce your monkier? :D
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Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:29 am
lrkunUser avatarPosts: 3831Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:37 pmLocation: R. Gender: Tree

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Andiferous wrote:By the way, how do you pronounce your monkier? :D


Who's personal nickname?
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Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:37 am
AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

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Yours, I always think of you as LRuKun. But I realise, I've no idea how to say it.
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~ Samuel Beckett, Watt
Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:38 am
lrkunUser avatarPosts: 3831Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:37 pmLocation: R. Gender: Tree

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Andiferous wrote:Yours, I always think of you as LRuKun. But I realise, I've no idea how to say it.


Elar ^-^
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Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:52 am
AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

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I fail. :lol:
"As there seemed no measure between what Watt could understand, and what he could not, so there seemed none between what he deemed certain, and what he deemed doubtful."
~ Samuel Beckett, Watt
Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:55 am
Jotto999User avatarPosts: 572Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:18 amLocation: Ontario, Canada Gender: Male

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I also like resurrecting old threads rather than starting new ones, if the subject is the same. Old threads may have a lot of fluff to pick through, but if you can do that, then there is a wealth of archive and example in them. It also brings back memories, though the desirability of this can depend. :lol: Not often for me though, it is rare that something is bad enough that I would want to forget it rather than soak it in and learn more from it.
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Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:07 am
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