Bumping old threads needs to stop...

Blutorse4792

Now T:ANE I can get into
Lately, I've noticed more and more threads over a year (sometimes 2) being bumped up, generally with a message like "Um hi where can i get this _______ k thx". Is there something that can be done about this?
 
I fail to see a problem, especially after tiredly seeing for years post after post after post ad infinitum ad nauseum of members wanting other's to learn to use a search engine. So now it is shown that posters learn to do this and you want them punished? Plus it is better to post in existing threads that are on-topic rather than start new ones. Tell someone to stop posting in on-topic threads, no matter how old they are, means endlessly seeing "Use a Search Engine" comments until we're all dust.:eek:
This spur track dead-ends sooner than you think.
 
Well...

Yes I do because 1. It's not hard to learn to use the search engine and 2. More than half of the time the threads being bumped are for something that's either not around, or exists in a different form. Plus, judging by the usual reactions I see when it happens, I'm not alone here.
 
blutorse has a bit of a point. bumping threads for pointless, off-topic reasons isn't neccassary. also the point of telling people to search the forum is so keep the number of "where is it?" posts down. If they search and then READ the thread they wouldn't have to bump it. I think we are half way there with getting people to to search for their answers.

peter
 
I, for one, do not mind this quirky little thing on the forums. It does not bother me at all. Less than the time I saw a fly land on someone elses food.

Sometimes it also works and reminds people and updates 'cliff hanger' threads.

The careless site of Bernie :)
 
It worries me more to see spurious "I apologise" (for example) threads which push threads actually relevant to Trainz into the backwaters.This thread is one such example.
 
I don't see the problem with it myself. Doesn't bother me in the least.

I don't see a problem, either. I really can't think why people go crazy when a thread is dug up...you want users punished for that?

Forgive me if I'm rude, but all these complains need to stop before they get out of hand. :n: :n:
 
This thread wouldn't be necessary if relevant threads weren't being pushed back by bumping a thread from 2006...
 
I strongly agree with Blutorse, searching through old threads is all fine and good, but you don't absolutely need to post when you read a thread. This all goes back to the think before you speak comment I made a while back in another member's thread. If you're digging through old threads, remember one thing, the date of the posts are placed for a reason. If you really need to ask one of the posters in the old thread, PM them or e-mail them, or if they have the instant messenger provider screenname posted, don't be afraid to IM them, just be polite.

I think a few of our younger members should go through a training course :hehe:

Keep it clean and above the belt folks!
Jesse D. :wave:
 
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No offence, but I think it's kind of a waste of space. I'd rather use the old thread whenever possible, instead of making a new one.:cool:
 
Lets see.....

I bumped "Das Boot" at least twice.:eek:
I bumped Cozmo's thread "Everything I have made or skinned" thread to ask a question and darn it Cozmo answered it.:eek:

As for bumping old threads if I see a reason to do it....I will.:hehe:
 
I said it before and I'll say it again...

Finally someone put my feelings into words! And that "someone" is sethmcs. Some of these people must be reading my mind. :hehe:
 
I'm sure that whenever there's a LEGITIMATE reason for bumping an "old" thread, then I won't have a problem with it. However, certain threads that got out of hand in the past have been bumped by said troublemaker for his own reasons. Now, I won't mention anything, but thats when old threads just need to disappear.

There's a fine balance between when its okay, and when its not. Lately that balance as been lost...




And one more thing, can we stop with the obsure theme threads? <sarcasm>I know some people like to post their pictures of the left truck (bogie) from a P-42, but that doesn't warrant a whole thread for it in my opinion, just post it in the USA trains thread or something</sarcasm>
 
I've got an idea...

How about having threads that keep repeating themselves stay at the top like the threads with the word "Sticky" in front of the thread and have it unlocked so that anyone gets to post in it to say if they can't find something.

Edit: Do you get what I mean?
 
There's a fine balance between when its okay, and when its not. Lately that balance as been lost...

And one more thing, can we stop with the obsure theme threads? <sarcasm>I know some people like to post their pictures of the left truck (bogie) from a P-42, but that doesn't warrant a whole thread for it in my opinion, just post it in the USA trains thread or something</sarcasm>

Jesus bwoy, chill out. It is a Trainz forum, not a politics forum, and its public, people can do as they want, and these things are gonna happen on a forum. It's funny how it bothers you so much, I have an image of you very frustrated with things. To be honest there is not a fine balance at all. It just depends on what people are reading or writing at the specific date and shouldn't matter to anyone what this 'balance' is. Obscure threads are good too, and with 195 countries in the world, loads of versions of trainz, the thousands of assets on the DLS, the age range of users and the biological diversity of life, this isn't going to stop. It would be boring if it did.

Have a milkshake my friend and sluuurp.
Bernie :wave:
ps. then buuuuurp
 
I think what Ben means is take certain subjects like "Looking for..." and/or "Apology" threads and instead of having multiple threads on these subjects, just creating one thread Stickied for everyone to post in.
The only issues with this is you have to decide what topics would need this method and would it get approval.
Not everyone shares any one person's opinion of relevance. Anytime I go through New Posts since last visit, I don't read about 70-90% of the topics on average because I don't see any relevance to anything I am interested in irregardless of date. Maybe the method used to view new posts by some is incorrect.
PM and email are not definite to work. I once tried to contact someone, every email address bounced and they were not active on any forum so PM didn't work.
As for IM, I tried it once, you could never get me to use it again even if my life depended on it or change my mind. Whether someone else wants to use it, their choice but never me.
 
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