Individual wrote:It's a common rule on forums because people that go back and post in old threads tend to be disruptive.
Should a rule be established prohibiting bumping old threads?
Bonsai Doug wrote:The forum software can be set to purge out threads which have not been replied to after a certain amount of time
Modus.Ponens wrote:I agree with Mike.
That might be appropriate on some boards, where the information might be only of fleeting interest, but in my opinion it would be disastrous on a board like this, where part of the point is to assemble information that can be searched or browsed later. There are many, many, posts on the meanings of Pali terms, or tricky passages in Suttas that may not get much discussion, but are an incredibly valuable resource.
Bonsai Doug wrote:Humbly, I suggested it could be done, not that it should be done.
The fewer rules a forum has, the better. Keep things simple. If the board owners/admins feel bumping old threads
presents a problem, all they have to do it lock the thread = no further posting and info preserved.
It only happens occasionally, not enough to be a real problem, and sometimes old threads are full of interesting stuff and worth a bump up.Individual wrote:Should a rule be established prohibiting bumping old threads?
Except the rule that no rule is universally applicable.Individual wrote:No rule is universally applicable.
tiltbillings wrote:Individual wrote:No rule is universally applicable.
BlackBird wrote:Why prohibit people from bumping old threads? People might have something good to say. Does that really grind your gears when you see a thread from a year or two ago pop up on your new posts panel? Why purge old threads? They contain a wealth of information.
Individual wrote:It just has a habit of being disruptive. Maybe it's a bad idea, but if it starts happening more often because certain new posters seem to dig up old threads just to say, "I agree", to posters that are no longer here... maybe you'd see what I mean.
That is a habit you should work on breaking.Individual wrote: It just has a habit of being disruptive.
KonstantKarma wrote:Necroposting can be annoying sometimes but it's not the end of the world.
andrer9999 wrote:And is it really necessary to post a picture of a bunch of dead people to get your point across?
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