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    yay. its nice to get find some topics you didnt see before, or didnt have anything to say to it when you first saw it year ago, but now got something to say or just find the topic interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Check the timestamps.
    Maybe the timestamps of posts of a certain age (eg older than a year) should be in a bright colour, like red?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Architectonic View Post
    Maybe the timestamps of posts of a certain age (eg older than a year) should be in a bright colour, like red?
    Hmmm.... That's a good brainstorm idea.
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    I can't wait for the day years from now when this thread will be resurrected from the bowels of the TypoC archives by some jokester who'd appreciate the humour in such an act.

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    Sometimes when I am drunk and bored I resurrect an old thread. Monday is a good time to bump a thread, at about mid morning for most people in the States. That is Monday night here.

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    depends some threads are necroed to start drama, which is bullshit. but if that's not happening than why not?
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    I like rehashing "old" issues bc you change, therefore the idea is new.

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    I always see interesting threads that end up being super old via the "similar threads" function at the bottom of a thread page. I want to post something but end up not since it seems silly.... Also on other forums I have been at, it seems that that is bad forum manners.

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    i think it's cool when it was an interesting discussion. i like hearing newer members thoughts on it...sometimes i think it's new and post on it only to realize i have several old comments in it already haha
    the only time i don't like it really is when it was someone asking a question about some relationship and they haven't been here in like 3 years..then it's just pointless kinda
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    I don't think it's "bad" for other people to do it, but I'm usually at a loss for what to say in an old thread, mainly for these two reasons:

    Quote Originally Posted by Z Buck McFate View Post
    I rarely respond to old threads because I try to read an entire thread before responding- and many of the older threads are way longer than I'm willing to read, so really, there's a much greater chance I'll actually respond to a new thread on an old topic than on an old thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    The only thing I hate about necro theads is that when someone starts giving answers to or asking answers of a member who isn't even active on this forum anymore, or asks in-depth questions that just assume the writer remembers what they were thinking or that they even hold the same belief, if the original post was a few years ago.
    For those reasons, I tend to respond only to the original post or the post(s) made after it was "dug up". So I pretty much treat it as a new discussion anyway.

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