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A lot of threads get closed on LO because, as Nebulus says in the recent Scorps vs Banshee thread "This thread/discussion has been done so many times, there is really no need for another.." Fair enough, the administration doesn't want multiple threads on the same topic.
But, hypthotically, what's the stance on me hunting for an old thread on the same topic that hasn't been closed, and posting in it?
On the surface, that seems like a rather immature thing to do. And, it would be if it's just for spite. But what if I'm really interested in the discussion, have a viewpoint I'd like to express, and think I can learn something?
As far as I can tell, thread necromancy is what is expected on LO. The altenative is that new members, or old ones who become interested in a topic that has been done before, simply aren't allowed to talk about it ever again.
So, what's the official stance on this?
(And, to be clear, I'm not excited enough about Scorps vs Banshees to care in this specific instance ... I'm just curious in general.)
I think you can go ahead and post in the old one, but bumping old threads (like questions threads) that is solved, finished etc.. is not a good thing to do
Ok. No worries.
Well, its actually kinda funny. Everyone gets mad at people here for starting redundant threads time and time again. Yet when someone actually reads the rules, does a search, and has something new to say on an old topic, everyone yells at them for ressurecting a "dead" topic. I am reminded of a book that touches on this subject...what on Earth is it called? Ah yes, I remember. Catch-22. You've probably heard more people referenceing it than have actually read it.
â€œCry â€˜Havocâ€™ and let slip the dogs of war!â€? - Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I
I think this issue is resolved now thanks to our helpful members (Y)
If you have anything helpful to add, your welcome to bump and old thread.