Author Topic: Does This Forum Penalize Necrobumping? Vs. Having People Repeat  (Read 182 times)

oldgamerz

I have been making a lot of threads on VGcollect. I am not trying to control the forum in any way.  I currently have been using the forum search before making new posts.

 In short can I get in trouble for bring up a thread made by someone else or even myself that got reply's and was an older legit topic?

 instead of making a new thread every time for something with having have former posters repeat things they already said before? I knew some forums in my past that would scold or even penalize and use the word Necrobumping. I need to know this because I was planing on replying on a Plug & Play thread created in 2014 instead of making my own Plug and Play Thread.

By the way, this thread has some vary active senior members that replied and would otherwise probably repeat what they said years ago. on the same subject. This is coming from a man who has been in a lot of forums, what some of your thoughts on this VGcollect?
« Last Edit: May 22, 2018, 12:36:47 am by oldgamerz »
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Re: Does This Forum Penalize Necrobumping? Vs. Having People Repeat
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 12:42:38 am »
I subscribe to the AtariAge take on necrobumping- if you've got something relevant to add that warrants bumping a thread, how old it is isn't terribly important. Of course, it's something that varies pretty wildly around the net.

Personally, I think for general opinion kind of things ('What's your top 10 games', 'is X system worth buying', etc.) maybe keep it within about a year. For something where the dialog has changed, older can be fine- for example, a thread about Limited Run Games from back at Breach & Clear's release that hasn't been active for a year and a half could reasonably be bumped to discuss adding Switch games to the lineup on a preorder basis- since now there's new information that might make people want to revise their earlier statements.

I'd love to hear the mod's take on this, since it's kind of a divisive thing.

Re: Does This Forum Penalize Necrobumping? Vs. Having People Repeat
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 08:21:55 am »
I doubt you'll get in trouble for necrobumping nor repeating a topic... but some of us... will judge you profusely.


scoobs22

Re: Does This Forum Penalize Necrobumping? Vs. Having People Repeat
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 08:29:50 am »
I subscribe to the AtariAge take on necrobumping- if you've got something relevant to add that warrants bumping a thread, how old it is isn't terribly important. Of course, it's something that varies pretty wildly around the net.

Personally, I think for general opinion kind of things ('What's your top 10 games', 'is X system worth buying', etc.) maybe keep it within about a year. For something where the dialog has changed, older can be fine- for example, a thread about Limited Run Games from back at Breach & Clear's release that hasn't been active for a year and a half could reasonably be bumped to discuss adding Switch games to the lineup on a preorder basis- since now there's new information that might make people want to revise their earlier statements.

I'd love to hear the mod's take on this, since it's kind of a divisive thing.

I'm still an utter noob in the forums, but I like this take.

oldgamerz

Re: Does This Forum Penalize Necrobumping? Vs. Having People Repeat
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 09:09:28 am »
I subscribe to the AtariAge take on necrobumping- if you've got something relevant to add that warrants bumping a thread, how old it is isn't terribly important. Of course, it's something that varies pretty wildly around the net.

Personally, I think for general opinion kind of things ('What's your top 10 games', 'is X system worth buying', etc.) maybe keep it within about a year. For something where the dialog has changed, older can be fine- for example, a thread about Limited Run Games from back at Breach & Clear's release that hasn't been active for a year and a half could reasonably be bumped to discuss adding Switch games to the lineup on a preorder basis- since now there's new information that might make people want to revise their earlier statements.

I'd love to hear the mod's take on this, since it's kind of a divisive thing.

I can agree with this as well


I doubt you'll get in trouble for necrobumping nor repeating a topic... but some of us... will judge you profusely.

Yes I know, an example of what not to do as far as necrobumping. would be, like bringing up a Christmas thread, that was made 7 years ago for Christmas 7 years ago in the month of July lol
« Last Edit: May 22, 2018, 09:11:46 am by oldgamerz »
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tripredacus

Re: Does This Forum Penalize Necrobumping? Vs. Having People Repeat
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2018, 09:46:50 am »
The reply box will show a red message if you try to bump a thread but it is harmless.

Forums that have a rule about necrobumping are run by lazy people. If the design of a forum is to have old threads age gracefully, the forum admins would enable archive rules. And if that were enabled, there would be no need for a rule because necrobumping would then be impossible.  ;D

Re: Does This Forum Penalize Necrobumping? Vs. Having People Repeat
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 07:47:22 pm »
Yeah, I always found such rules pretty arbitrary.  I think it's good to at least be wary of when things were posted, but if you have something interesting to say there's very little harm in it

Re: Does This Forum Penalize Necrobumping? Vs. Having People Repeat
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2018, 11:23:45 am »
Yes I know, an example of what not to do as far as necrobumping. would be, like bringing up a Christmas thread, that was made 7 years ago for Christmas 7 years ago in the month of July lol


And having your reply consist of 'Nice gift D00d'