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Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by Daemoniac, Apr 15, 2009.
I'll look into it
Thread moved, by the way.
Thanks dude, that would make this place much better
One particular forum board I go to has thread permanently locked after a certain date, but what you can do, if you have something useful to add to the thread, you can ask a mod to unlock it. I think that's a cool approach.
^ That may work too, just depending on the volume of requests made to unlock old threads
Dude, what's the big deal about bumping old threads? If they're interesting to anyone on the site, they're relevant, and generally at least as useful as this thread...
Its just annoying when people bump threads about "gear someone is looking into" or a release of a guitar from 3 years ago, and is clearly old news or the person has already got the info
If there's something worthwhile to add then it's no problem, but it's colossally annoying when you get things like the recent thread bump where someone resurrected the thread on Son of Science supporting Paul Gilbert and Gilbert's asshole-ish behaviour towards them after it had been quiet for a few months just to say (in broken English) 'I like Paul Gilbert!' Inane and pointless bumps like that just clog up the boards.
¿ BUUUUUMP ?
Do bumps really bother you that much? I agree when it's a stupid pointless bump of a year old thread and in those cases we will continue to handle it as we have, repeat offenders will be kicked. The warning thing might be a useful tool to avoid it, I agree with that.
Honestly, thats pretty much exactly how i feel
I don't think people should get banned or kicked for it, unless they're being pricks about it and constantly bumping shit for no reason. I know I've bumped crazy old posts on several occasions when I'm just on a tangent (for example, researching a specific guitar on the site) but it's usually with some kind of valid input, with a few exceptions, of course. I think it's fine when that happens because if one of us is looking for it, chances are someone else will be, too. If someone were to use that as a technique to abuse the site, though, then they should be subject to whatever e-discipline they deserve. I think the reminder script would serve this site very well, though, so if someone does reef out and they're about to bump a useless thread with a useless post, they're given the opportunity opt out. Another way to sort it out would be to provide us with an option to delete our own posts through the edit function. I think that's a good idea because it would us an opportunity for sober second thought in a lot of situations where it could prove very useful... One example I can think of in addition to accidental bumps is where someone jumps the gun on a reply, then finishes the thread and realizes his question was answered or his post is otherwise obsolete. Instead of editing out and just saying "Nevermind," he can delete his post and save room on the database. But wow this was a long-winded response, I think I'm done, LOL!
Why is it a pain to bump old threads? It's hardly rife. Man up and get over it.