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Old 02-04-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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Bumping old threads

Soooo...what is your opinion on bumping old threads on forums? What is proper thread bumping etiquette? Are some threads that are lets say... 2 years old.... too old to bump? Maybe a new thread should be started?

Some threads seem to carry really good information and maybe it's worth bumping them to bring them back.

What do ya'll think??

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Old 02-04-2008, 04:04 PM   #2
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:16 PM   #3
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Nothing wrong with it no matter how old. Just because it's been out of circulation awhile doesn't mean it can't be re-visited by a new group of members. There IS tons of good info on them. If one is done with a thread they can just unsubscribe.
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:25 PM   #4
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I have no problem with it as long as it is relevant. The ones that should not be bumped are the ones where someone is responding to a three year old thread where the OP said they have something going on now and need an answer in the next few minutes (or something like that).

There are threads that work anytime and others that are time sensitive. A little bit of common sense needs to be used in deciding which should be bumped and which should be a new thread.
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:42 PM   #5
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I have no problem with it as long as it is relevant. The ones that should not be bumped are the ones where someone is responding to a three year old thread where the OP said they have something going on now and need an answer in the next few minutes (or something like that).

There are threads that work anytime and others that are time sensitive. A little bit of common sense needs to be used in deciding which should be bumped and which should be a new thread.
I guess I assumed the common sense part. I shouldn't do that.
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:11 PM   #6
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I think a lot of that happens when new forum members are reading through forum messages and are inspired to respond to something - they don't necessarily check the date of the message they're responding to I know I did that a few times when I first joined.
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:39 PM   #7
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I have no problem with it as long as it is relevant. The ones that should not be bumped are the ones where someone is responding to a three year old thread where the OP said they have something going on now and need an answer in the next few minutes (or something like that).

There are threads that work anytime and others that are time sensitive. A little bit of common sense needs to be used in deciding which should be bumped and which should be a new thread.
Spot on!
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:10 PM   #8
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There's a whole lot of bumping today!!!!
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:12 PM   #9
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Often times people who are looking to advertise or spam will bump old threads as a way of getting their post count up to the point where they can post links.

GotGarlic, you are right that a lot of times it is new members who did not notice the date. I am sure I have been guilty of that on other forums in the past as well
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:32 PM   #10
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And then, there are some good recipes that find a new audience for people who just read the recent posts, or am I wrong?
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