Usually, those who do necrobump don't realize what they're doing and wouldn't know how or why to use such a function. Kinda like a "no car accident" button. It's an accident, it happens.
Necrobumping isn't too big of an issue when it happens every once in awhile. It is an issue when someone signs up, searches for something random and then comments on twenty or thirty threads from five years ago with the "
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The forum used to automatically create a message warning folks that the thread was of a certain age without a recent post, but that didn't really stop too many folks either.
Thanks for the suggestion though, maybe Alex will see it and do something.....though I wouldn't be too overly optimistic.