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How far along can we revive the dead?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by AviLSD, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. AviLSD

    AviLSD BANNED BANNED

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    Hey so I don't want to be judged for bringing back long "dead" threads. What would be the last date acceptable to post in a thread that hasn't been active for a while? 1 year? 2 years? 6 months?
     
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    we will never be able to bring back the dead, whats gone is gone
     
  3. Trish26

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    on the walking dead...it only takes few minutes. lols
     
  4. savobaby

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    I think the owners of this forum should automatically close a thread after a certain amount of time, that way if a thread is old BUT not closed, it's still able to be commented on.
     
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    sometimes its really crap but sometimes its still interesting and actual if some thread is brought back again. i don't see a problem with it.
     
  6. AviLSD

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    So how do you define crap. Please be more specific.
    I think that is a great idea. Also, do you still hate me and did you figure out how to get the url of my other thread?
    Does this look like a funny thread to you? I don't think so, I accept you guys apologies since I'm a very forgiving person. Thanks for helping me(not).
     
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    Maybe 1-2 months but I don't really know.

    On a side note, after looking at the thread title - I thought you want to talk about reviving the dead people lol.
     
  8. davids355

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    What about legendary threads - like some of the best methods and such, they should not be closed or they would never get bumped and so never get seen by new members.

    Anyone who bumps a thread without any good reason tends to get flamed anyways so I think that's deterrent enough.
     
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    Which ones are the legendary threads you are talking about buddy?
     
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    Avoid posting in fresh thread.
     
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    It depends entirely on the topic of the thread and what you plan on adding to the thread. Generally, you should try to use your best judgement when bumping older threads, but I've listed a few examples below to give you an idea of when it's appropriate to bump a thread and when it's not.

    Situation #1
    Let's say you find my thread from earlier this year where I mention being a few hours away from going into surgery to remove a tumour, and you want to bump it to ask me about my experience. In this case, bumping my thread wouldn't be a good idea as some members would see the thread and start posting "good luck with the surgery" despite the fact that the surgery happened nearly a year ago. Instead, it would be a better idea to PM me and ask me directly.

    Situation #2

    So let's assume you were scammed by a member here named "Insert User Here" and you find a Shit List thread about them from 2013 where they were previously banned under a different username. In this case, bumping the thread to alert the community that the member is back would be permissible (just be sure you report the member as well).

    Situation #3
    If you're searching the forum and you find a music thread from 2011 that you want to post in, it's usually a better idea to just create a new thread about music rather than bump the old one. Nobody will really complain about another music thread (even though we have a hundred of them already) since everyone is usually happy to share music with other members.

    Situation #4
    If you're browsing the Hire A Freelancer or Want To Buy sections, don't ever bump a thread older than a month. The only exception to this is if you're the OP of the thread and you're still looking for someone.

    Hopefully, that'll give you a better idea of the forum etiquette around here. :)
     
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