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Warning: Zombie Threads

Someone is digging up old, dead threads.

by Anonymousreply 2511/19/2012

nothing wrong with older threads

by Anonymousreply 111/16/2012

The people who are doing this are folks who want to start threads but don't want to pay $18, so they use the improved search function to find old threads about the subjects they want, and bump them.

Webbie could eliminate this problem and encorage more memberships by deleting threads after say six months or so.

by Anonymousreply 311/16/2012

I enjoy reading the old threads

by Anonymousreply 411/16/2012

And I am enjoying every one of them so far.

by Anonymousreply 511/17/2012

Gee thanks for pointing out the OBVIOUS.

Do you want to remind all the posters to look both ways before they cross the street and that Obama won reelection too?

by Anonymousreply 611/17/2012

Well, R6, sometimes around here we point out the OBVIOUS as a means of inviting discussion of it. I know it can be tricky.

by Anonymousreply 711/17/2012

The zombie threads seem to have themes, which is new. One day the theme was Russia, the next it was obits. What next, Denmark?

by Anonymousreply 811/17/2012

I noticed that too, R8. I'd hated going through the loss of Donna Summer again.

by Anonymousreply 911/17/2012

Rick Gains for President

by Anonymousreply 1011/17/2012

OK neurotics, how about all threads are deleted after one post. It gets old after the opinion has been stated.

by Anonymousreply 1111/17/2012

You're right. Let's continue to discuss to death Petraeus, Colton Haynes, and that time Jackie Collins said Matt Bomer was too gay to play Superman just because those threads were posted somewhat recently.

What's wrong with old threads being bumped if they're interesting?

by Anonymousreply 1211/17/2012

"Most people don't check the bottom of old threads that have been abandoned."

I do. I also said Boo-urns.

by Anonymousreply 1411/17/2012

Consider what threads the zombie posts bury and you will find a QUEEN WITH A SECRET.

by Anonymousreply 1611/17/2012

I wish someone would bump some old decent gossip/Hollywood threads.

I did that with the David Fincher thread a couple of times, and it started a whole new series of interesting replies.

I don't think the 'Is he gay, or a straight Svengali with teenage girls?' question was ever settled though.

by Anonymousreply 1711/17/2012

[quote] If there is something new to say about a topic covered by a 16-month-old dead thread, it's best to start a new thread.

No. Worse than bumping an old thread is an egocentric reproduction.

by Anonymousreply 1811/17/2012

There is some gossip of a rapey nature in the celebrity rape victims thread r17

by Anonymousreply 1911/17/2012

OMG someone call the governments!

by Anonymousreply 2011/17/2012

r18--I said "if there is something new to say."

by Anonymousreply 2111/17/2012

Meta-bump

by Anonymousreply 2211/18/2012

You meant that ironically, didn't you, R22?

by Anonymousreply 2311/18/2012

Out of curiosity I trolldar'd the person who just bumped a 2010 thread. Then I went to look in some other old threads that were recently bumped. Surprise, surprise. It's one person who is doing this.

by Anonymousreply 2411/18/2012

Which is why I said "someone" is doing it.

by Anonymousreply 2511/19/2012
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