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General Chat Thread, Why are old threads revived? in General; Can someone tell me why the old threads get revived? I have noticed an increase on it recently (as was ...
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    Why are old threads revived?

    Can someone tell me why the old threads get revived? I have noticed an increase on it recently (as was mentioned at one of the meals at BETT) and it is starting to get annoying to see old threads revived when the relevance has gone.

    Sorry for the slight rant!

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    If it's tech or unanswered I can't see a problem; if somebody has the same/similar problem, why start a new thread? But it is annoying when general chit chat threads get revived.

    Having said that, I'm now going to wait twelve months before I post my next reply in this thread

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    Sometimes it's similar problems being resurrected by people with further questions

    Sometimes it's spamming... we got very popular with the Russians a week or so ago!

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    Any excuse to post this:
    Why are old threads revived?-1_threadresurrection.jpg

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    think its largely the google effect. Hence the large number of one post wonders and blatently non education folks we've seen of late.

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    Rather old threads revived than new threads that have absolutely nothing to do with I.T.


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    Occasionally it's "someone on edugeek said something nasty about my company 15 billion years ago and I've just noticed / just joined the company and I AM INCENSED".

    Which is always funny - lighten up Francis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    Rather old threads revived than new threads that have absolutely nothing to do with I.T.

    Which reminds me, what is everyone having for lunch today?

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    I've resurrected a couple that it seemed more sensible to add to rather than start a new thread for. Last time I added to a resurrected thread was because I tend to have I-Spy on and assume that anything showing up there is current, as opposed to recently-resurrected.

    Oh: Ham & Pickle sarnies, Broccoli & Cauliflower soup + a caramel Rocky bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Sometimes it's similar problems being resurrected by people with further questions

    Sometimes it's spamming... we got very popular with the Russians a week or so ago!
    XRumer 7.0 has just been released... be prepared for an influx of spam!

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    Bossman and I talked about this last week, and thought an anti-resurrection feature might be nice.

    The reply box on threads over a certain age should not be visible by default. Instead, a message should be displayed saying something like, "This thread hasn't been active for 6 months. Are you sure you want to post a reply now?". Underneath that should be a large button should say "No thanks", with a smaller text link beside it saying, "Yes, I'm sure". Clicking the Yes link will then allow the reply box to be shown as normal.

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    With over 30,000 members and new folk joining on a daily basis, almost 68,000 threads and over 617,000 replies, you're bound to get this problem. Folk new to educational IT, those who have found a fresh way to accomplish a previously posted older task may feel that it needs to be added to an older post in order to see in context/development. Webman's idea is good, but the point of being able to search and view older threads is that Edugeek is a great source of knowledge, covering a wide areas of expertise.

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    beeswax: I'm not saying they should be unsearchable or viewable at all - just that a gentle reminder stating that the thread is "old" and potentially no longer relevant could be helpful in preventing old ones being accidentally revived.

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    Not sure what is worse - archaic thread revivals. Or threads moaning about archaic thread revivals ......

    Butuz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    Not sure what is worse - archaic thread revivals. Or threads moaning about archaic thread revivals ......
    Just wait until this is revived in 2014!

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