DISCLAIMER: I am writing my dissertation, due in 10 days, as well as working, so not leaving the house much in the past week. Therefore procrastinating a lot on TypoC and whining about these minor issues. That aside, let the whining commence.
What would posses you reply to a 1, 2, 3 year old thread just like it was written yesterday, no explanation of extraordinary circumstances?
Why is it annoying? Because I see the OP, reply as if I'm participating in a normal discussion,t hen I realize the guy who wrote it died/moved to China/had a sex change since then and hasn't posted for 3 years.
Or worse, he is still around, doesn't even remember writing something that he didn't even believe at the time, and gets a notification and thinks "why is this dickhead replying to my 5-years-ago-self as if that was still relevant"...It's like replying to a 5 y/o text message.
But by now I have read the post and want to reply, but I can't because I don't want to be so annoying to that person, to force them to have to account for something they wrote years ago. So basically it's like reading an article which I can't comment on.
This is a rant, but also, I would also genuinely like to know what goes through the mind of a cyber-necrophiliac...why not just start a new thread or say nothing?