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Re: Forum Rules & Information
Post by Duckk   » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:43 am

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Beats me, probably a quirk with PHPbb.
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Re: Forum Rules & Information
Post by TangoLima   » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:14 am

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I was recently told that when I replied to a post more
than a year old, that I should start a new thread.
This made me realize I was ignorant of unwritten forum
rules. How old must a post be before requiring the
start of a new thread ?
Are there other unwritten rules I am unaware of ?
Assume nearly complete ignorance.
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Re: Forum Rules & Information
Post by Duckk   » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:00 pm

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Generally, I wouldn't worry about bumping up old posts, so long as they don't conflict with the unmarked spoilers rule.
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Re: Forum Rules & Information
Post by Theemile   » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:38 pm

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TangoLima wrote:I was recently told that when I replied to a post more
than a year old, that I should start a new thread.
This made me realize I was ignorant of unwritten forum
rules. How old must a post be before requiring the
start of a new thread ?
Are there other unwritten rules I am unaware of ?
Assume nearly complete ignorance.


We call it "Necroing". Usually if a conversation is dead for multiple weeks, it is a good idea just to start a new conversation, with all the concepts you trying to convey framed in the message. That way the readers don't have to re-read several pages of posts trying to understand what you are responding to. Other wise it feels like someone blurting out the answer to a question in a conversation 20 minutes after the question was asked.
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Re: Forum Rules & Information
Post by Tenshinai   » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:51 pm

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Theemile wrote:
We call it "Necroing". Usually if a conversation is dead for multiple weeks, it is a good idea just to start a new conversation, with all the concepts you trying to convey framed in the message. That way the readers don't have to re-read several pages of posts trying to understand what you are responding to. Other wise it feels like someone blurting out the answer to a question in a conversation 20 minutes after the question was asked.


And as the forum administrator just noted, it is NOT against the rules here.

There's an absurdly stupid obsession among some people that it IS or MUST BE forbidded everywhere.
Not to mention how many excuses exists to rant about how terrible it is. Stupidly annoying.

Unless explicit forum rules says otherwise:
If a new thread is a better idea, sure, but if it's not, then you reply to the old thread, because otherwise you end up like on the spacebattles forum, ten fricking million threads about the same subject that are bloody impossible to find anything in.
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