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Re: The Auroralite Contraption

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:^/ Why are we bumping a year-old thread?
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Re: The Auroralite Contraption

Jul 6, 2013

Danger_Dad wrote:
:^/ Why are we bumping a year-old thread?

Obviously they did a search and this is the thread that came up. They asked a question in a appropriately titled thread.

And the problem is???

Sure, they could've made a new one. Questioned answered. Done.

 

Question is, why did you post when the question was answered.

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It's a lose/lose situation.

 

If someone makes a new thread someone will inevitably tell them that: "there is already a thread about that, do your research, add it to appropriate thread. <insert link here>

 

If they do a search and find an appropriate title that is too old. "Why are we necrobumping an old thread? Old thread is old. Blah. Blah." 

 

The whole thing just makes me <sigh>

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Re: The Auroralite Contraption

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JulianMatisse wrote:

It's a lose/lose situation.

 

If someone makes a new thread someone will inevitably tell them that: "there is already a thread about that, do your research, add it to appropriate thread. <insert link here>

 

If they do a search and find an appropriate title that is too old. "Why are we necrobumping an old thread? Old thread is old. Blah. Blah." 

 

The whole thing just makes me <sigh>


In many cases, this is true.  If I'm not mistaken, moderation actually prefers new threads be made now rather than necrobumping.

The reason being that an old thread may contain outdated info, that could confuse newer users.  This is a flip-flop from the rule on the old forum.

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Re: The Auroralite Contraption

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Tease3211 wrote:

JulianMatisse wrote:

It's a lose/lose situation.

 

If someone makes a new thread someone will inevitably tell them that: "there is already a thread about that, do your research, add it to appropriate thread. <insert link here>

 

If they do a search and find an appropriate title that is too old. "Why are we necrobumping an old thread? Old thread is old. Blah. Blah." 

 

The whole thing just makes me <sigh>


In many cases, this is true.  If I'm not mistaken, moderation actually prefers new threads be made now rather than necrobumping.

The reason being that an old thread may contain outdated info, that could confuse newer users.  This is a flip-flop from the rule on the old forum.


I believe you are correct, but flip-flopping rules leads to inconsistency between moderation and veteran users and also causes confusion (especially for new users). <sigh>

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Re: The Auroralite Contraption

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The forum guidelines say to search to see if a question has already been asked, or if a conversation has already been posted on the topic. If the moderators didn't want old threads brought back, they would lock them at an arbitrary age and they would revise the guidelines they tell all users to read.
http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/Forum-Frequently-Asked-Questions/Rules-of-Conduct-amp-Forum-G...
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