what causes older posts to jump to the top of the forum

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by johndallas999, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a

    johndallas999

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    I know these forums will list new threads at the top but what causes older threads to jump back up to the top of the forum pages? Just curious....
     
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    #2
    views/responses.
     
  3. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Everytime someone replies to a post it jumps to the number one post.
     
  4. speed4tu macrumors member

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    If someone posts in a thread 5 years old it will appear back to top of the list until someone posts in another to jump above again.
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    A search and a response will jump it to the top. I think they check the date after they respond. :(
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I think you mean why do you see old threads near the top but no new post. If so, it's likely a spammer posted in an old thread and the post was deleted by a mod. It still retains it's place at the top of the search results.
     
  7. Hastings101 macrumors 68010

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    People like me that enjoy resurrecting dead threads
     
  8. iApples macrumors 65816

    iApples

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    And how this belongs in the iPhone section... beyond me.
     
  9. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    If someone posts something on a thread thats even been inactive for 2 years, it will jump to the top of the page.
     
  10. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    you should have added WELCOME TO THE INTERNET
     
  11. labman macrumors 604

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    9 times out of ten either a spammer bumps a thread, troll or a newbie trying to look good. a newbie bumped a 3 year old thread the other day asking about the original iphone he answered the question like it was just posted. funny how some newbies can't search at all yet others a gifted with the ability to find old dead threads.
     

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