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Old 06.04.2010, 11:29
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Lazarus threads [resurrection of ancient threads]

Hi Admin/Mods

I try to keep up with threads and their start date, but usually miss a few and only realise after posting a reply .

Is there a way that we could make the date of old threads clearer when you open an old thread - e.g. some kind of marker to point out that the original post is over 12 months old?

Would others find such a feature useful - or is it just me?
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Old 06.04.2010, 11:30
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Re: Lazarus threads [resurrection of ancient threads]

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Hi Admin/Mods

I try to keep up with threads and their start date, but usually miss a few and only realise after posting a reply .

Is there a way that we could make the date of old threads clearer when you open an old thread - e.g. some kind of marker to point out that the original post is over 12 months old?

Would others find such a feature useful - or is it just me?
...it's just you.
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Old 06.04.2010, 11:32
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Re: Lazarus threads [resurrection of ancient threads]

Well I guess it is no problem when the subject of the thread is still current but not when a thread about someone selling something over two years ago gets resurrected!
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Old 06.04.2010, 11:47
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Re: Lazarus threads [resurrection of ancient threads]

This vBulletin plugin looks handy at first glance. Anyone trying to reply to an old thread would be notified of the fact and would have to tick a box to continue.

Only thing is that once an old thread's been resurrected by even one reply, it's no longer "old", so nobody but its initial resurrector would receive a notification. Perhaps not so helpful after all, then.
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Old 06.04.2010, 11:51
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Re: Lazarus threads [resurrection of ancient threads]

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This vBulletin plugin looks handy at first glance. Anyone trying to reply to an old thread would be notified of the fact and would have to tick a box to continue.

Only thing is that once an old thread's been resurrected by even one reply, it's no longer "old", so nobody but its initial resurrector would receive a notification. Perhaps not so helpful after all, then.
Hmmm - looks like a good idea, but as you say would only help the "bumper".

My problem (God, this sounds like a counselling session) usually comes when other people bump an old thread and you get a couple of new or fresh posts and then I tag my post on... ho hum, guess I'll have to live with myself
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Old 06.04.2010, 12:34
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Re: Lazarus threads [resurrection of ancient threads]

I agree with Angela, resurrection of relevant information isn't a big deal but rezzing an outdated and irrelevant thread, particularly one that was short-lived to begin with merely for the purpose of... well, I dunno what exactly (see Menace's post)... is a bit beyond.
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Old 06.04.2010, 15:10
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Re: Lazarus threads [resurrection of ancient threads]

I have to admit I have revived many threads because I didn't want to create a new thread and risk being lambasted by folks reminding me in 2006 there was a thread about XYZ which dealt with my problem on page 36.

And because I feel old posts of relevance are still well...relevant.
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Old 06.04.2010, 15:17
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Re: Lazarus threads [resurrection of ancient threads]

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I have to admit I have revived many threads because I didn't want to create a new thread and risk being lambasted by folks reminding me in 2006 there was a thread about XYZ which dealt with my problem on page 36.

And because I feel old posts of relevance are still well...relevant.
I'm with Oakley here. I was too scared to post an "introduction" thread because I was afraid of somebody posting "another one of these threads..." "Kids on the EF these days. Don't they know how to use the search function."

I think it's much safer to just tag on to a really old thread.
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Old 06.04.2010, 15:25
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Re: Lazarus threads [resurrection of ancient threads]

Delete all classifieds (forsale, offered, wanted etc.) after three months.

Then you also solve the problem of some newbie posting "Hi, when can I see your apartment god bless" to listings where someone was moving out of Zurich back in 2004.
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