Insurgence of Old Threads?

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  1. skoker macrumors 68000

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    Is it just me or have a crapload of threads from 2004 and 2005 been being bumped lately?

    The Web Dev forum comes to mind.
     
  2. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Is it better to bump an old thread or create a new, but duplicate thread?
     
  3. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's not the point. Some of the threads are being bumped from over two years ago to answer a resolved/now irrelevant question or just to say something like 'cool.'.
     
  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    You do know that now, because of your post, we will see a resurgence of old posts whose only new content is 'cool', don't you? :p
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If it is something like 'cool' -- PM a mod to delete the post and send the thread back into history.

    And if the member is doing a lot of old thread games, ask the mods to delete the member.
     
  6. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    I've seen a resurgance of old threads, but most of the new posts have value. Maybe we are just seeing different threads...
     
  7. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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  8. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    I saw that too, but the new poster was asking why the linked website was down, which, while this is an ancient thread, is still a valid question.
     
  9. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know- I'm just wondering if they were reading the thread>clicked the link> posted that it was down or clicked the link>found the thread>posted.
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    At least we can't complain about these people not searching. :)
     
  11. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    At least the search is working for some people :rolleyes:
     
  12. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    The search is useless to me:(

    I NEVER find what I am looking for, I just use Google;) :)
     
  13. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    or you could use acidsearch :)
     
  14. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    Or perhaps MRoogle?
     
  15. Macnoviz macrumors 65816

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    You mean like the time we were actually hoping for new Powerbooks G5 next tuesday?
     
  16. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Irrelevant bumps aren't great, but I think at least this does mean people are searching more. ;)
     
  18. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Instead of complaining about it or posting about it as others did, report it as spam.

    How long have you been here?
     
  19. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Me? I've been here about a year and a half, a demi for about a year. I'm not complaining, I'm just mentioning it in an on-going discussion.

    And I wouldn't consider it to me spam, just a comment that was posted in a super-old thread and didn't really warrant being posted in that thread. I'm aware that everybody has the right to post whatever they want (within reason) almost anywhere they want on the site. I respect that poster's decision to post in that thread, I'm just bring up the simple point that somebody posted something new in a thread that is 4 years old, when a newer thread or a new thread entirely would have worked.
     

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