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Thread necromancy is bad because no one who comes later on will bother to read through the topic, if it's humongous in size like the CPT and SaWG. New topics make discussions more compartmentalized.

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I dislike thread necromancy. If someone wants to post something from a past thread; post a new one and save the trouble. That's my short opinion on that.


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I've got this thread bookmarked and in about eight months I'll post my position on thread necromancy...

Just kidding. (Please don't thwack me...yet.)

If one doesn't like thread necromancy just don't post in the necromanced threads.

At that point (if thread necromancy is a universally despised thing) the necromanced thread will return to its well-deserved oblivion. Of course if the views against thread necromancy are uncommon then the necromanced thread can do OK and those who are against thread necromancy can ignore it.

*All* (at least 99.44%) posts can be described as trolling for responses (even if they're not an evil malicious troll) and if you don't feed the troll the troll will often wander away.

Personally I believe that the action of complaining about something in order to discourage it is manipulative and doomed to failure. (Of course that's a complaint; now you can thwack me for being a hypocrite.)


Hmm... Why not write a routine into the forum software that auto-locks a thread after three months of inactivity and makes a final post (backdated so it won't bring the thread to the front page) in the thread encouraging someone to post a new thread with a link to the old one if the subject/thread is still of interest?

Of course then we'd have complaints about the auto-locking of threads...


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