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dead threads accidents

Posted 09 February 2015 - 05:28 AM

Ok so:

You're just back from a break and you look at some recommended threads at the bottom of the page. The topic seems interesting, your eyes run through the posts. You post a reply for the sake of it. And after the post you see the date of the thread... 2 years ago

Am I the only one to whom this happens often. Because some of those threads are can be funny, interesting or insightful.

And I apologize to the mods for reviving it... ummm them... I should be more careful!

Sorry!

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Re: dead threads accidents

Posted 09 February 2015 - 05:35 AM

Haha it happens...I've done it a couple times. I've made suggestions about applying a filter to the related topics list but I'm not sure how much work actually gets done on the site. I'm pretty sure it's just run by our Head DIC Head, and he may just not have time to go in and futz with whatever module is displaying that to filter out older entries.
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Re: dead threads accidents

Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:10 AM

I second your opinion! And I also agree we have to blame the Head DIC for this. It's not our fault we don't read the dates!
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And I also blame the community!

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Re: dead threads accidents

Posted 09 February 2015 - 07:00 AM

Yes, this did happen to me last year. The topic started on 2012 but I replied 2 years later :P in 2014..

You can see it here
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Re: dead threads accidents

Posted 09 February 2015 - 07:13 AM

An occasional oversight happens. Make a habit of it, and you'll be spending Valentine's Day pushing up daisies, capisce?
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Re: dead threads accidents

Posted 09 February 2015 - 07:20 AM

*gulp* Si, signore!
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Re: dead threads accidents

Posted 09 February 2015 - 12:02 PM

*signorina
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Re: dead threads accidents

Posted 09 February 2015 - 12:12 PM

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Re: dead threads accidents

Posted 09 February 2015 - 12:35 PM

Haha, no problem. It happens to the best of us (I have even fell for it a few times)! The trick I normally use when looking at a necro-thread is to check how many posts the necromancer (threadromancer?) has and base whether or not their post is worthy of a necro off of that. If they have just a few posts I check if they are asking questions, or attempting to offer advice. If they are asking questions: break the thread out to a separate one. If they are attempting advice: close the thread. If they have more posts (are an established member of the community) I normally just let it go (maybe even reply, if the points look good -- unless it is a question, at which point I break it out again).
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Re: dead threads accidents

Posted 09 February 2015 - 02:57 PM

My attention to details seems to be diminishing. Back in the days when I was 20 I had the attention span of a sniper. Nowadays :wheelchair: I'm gonna go for the carrots and glasses I guess!
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Re: dead threads accidents

Posted 09 February 2015 - 04:49 PM

i wish this thread was dead.
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Re: dead threads accidents

Posted 10 February 2015 - 05:18 AM

Necroposting... it's a phenomena.
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