Bumping of old threads

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  1. SlyPokerDog

    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    I find that the bumping of old threads is a nice and at times a fun feature of this forum. I have belonged to other forums in that, *cough cough Oregonlive* that would delete old threads and posts. I noticed that this allowed people to be... not so honest in their takes and opinions. It allowed people to post an opinion and then a few weeks later post something entirely opposite while claiming they never posted their original statement. I don't get that "always right" type of person but that is more of a pet peeve.

    Also old threads are a fun way to look back at the history of a team that most of us dearly love. The links to articles, thoughts and opinions people post can be enjoyable.

    Now I was away at the beach for a few days with family. We were remembering my stepdaughter's son who passed away a year ago yesterday. While I did see all of your PM's, some were just fucking rude and hateful, I just wasn't in the mood to answer them are get into the middle of this thread bumping drama.

    So... let's try to jump into it now.

    I see nothing wrong with bumping old threads. I'm going to ask staff when we see an old thread that has been bumped to add the Zombie Thread tag to it so it's clear to people that it is an old thread.

    I'm also going to ask that when people make a new thread they don't use the Zombie Thread tag. I think you can all figure out why.

    There does seem to be a very recent problem with bumping of old threads just to troll people. I'm also just going to ask staff that when they see that happening to delete the post(s) that bumped the thread. No new post means the thread will no longer be bumped.

    ...

    Until this drama eventually calms down I going to ask everyone to stop troll bumping old threads.

    Also, if you are going to bump an old thread for the purpose of discussing what was in that thread then say that. Give a clear reason why you're bumping it.

    These aren't rules, just requests. I find that this wonderful community works best with fewer rules. Just try to be courteous to each other.

    Thanks
     
  2. Wizard Mentor

    Wizard Mentor Wizard Mentor

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    Bump.

    The one new thread that had the zombie label did it because it was funny.

    I wish the zombie label was automatically affixed to old bumped threads, but I guess that's what mods are for!
     
  3. SlyPokerCat

    SlyPokerCat cats rool dogs drool

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    I don't know where this whole "Zomg we already talked about it in this thread that is 50 pages long" mentality came from. Seriously. Who tf cares.

    Sure it may be annoying because you have to click in another thread. But you know what else is annoying? Having to read every god damn post in some thread that had hundreds of posts just to find the news that could have easily been it's own thread.

    Same thing applies to zombie threads. Whoooooooo cares. You can't control every god damn person you meet in your life.
     
  4. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    First, on the only serious note of my night, I'm so sorry for your family and their loss. I think you know I truly care.

    Now........how will you know what's trolling or not?
     
  5. SlyPokerDog

    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks

    I'll look for an angry reply from you in the thread.

    ...

    There was one tonight that was pretty obvious. I get that it was done in fun but considering how upset some are in here it was best to send it back to the depths of forum hell.
     
  6. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    Is it possible to create an archived section and move threads there after a while (save for bump worthy ones like the Melo thread, Love thread, etc)?
     
  7. SlyPokerDog

    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    No, not really.
     
  8. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Don't start fucking with old threads. I love the old days around here. The BenDavis503 FAMS thread will live for an eternity.
     
  9. oldfisherman

    oldfisherman Unicorn Wrangler

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    Completely understand why some posters do not want others to see their older opinions.

    Plus there is always the chance they disagree with one of their old posts without looking at who wrote it. Then start an arguement with themselves.
     
  10. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    Its not even about that, its about relevant threads that people try and keep track of getting buried beneath a bunch of random stuff from a decade ago, and then people have to sort through the mess.
     
  11. Fez Forthright

    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    Sorry to hear of your loss, Sly! Take care broham.
     
  12. oldfisherman

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    Stop argueing with yourself.
    Melo & Love threads are not relevant or bump worthy. They are garbage and a waste of time to read. Unless your goal is to destroy the Blazers.
     
  13. TorturedBlazerFan

    TorturedBlazerFan Moderator Moderator

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    The love thread (ok thats fun to say heh), is relevant though as that has been a national rumor now for months.
     
  14. PDXFonz

    PDXFonz I'm Listening

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    Please don’t sticky this, I think you can figure out why :ghoti:
     
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  15. barfo

    barfo triggered obsessive commie pinko Staff Member Global Moderator

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    So that we can find it in a few years and bump it!

    barfo
     
  16. VanillaGorilla

    VanillaGorilla Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting married y'all don't show my new fiancée my posts from 10 years ago please. Or my posts from last week for that matter. She might reconsider her answer
     
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  17. Driew

    Driew Well-Known Member

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    Only because people could stand you back then. lol
     
  18. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    I dont want them, simply saying it can be relevant to our present time...

    You know what I'm saying.
     
  19. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    You can watch threads, too.
     
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  20. Propagandist

    Propagandist Unknown Quantity

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    First off, life can suck and I'm sorry. I spent the 4th drinking, and also tossing some human ashes into the ocean.

    Secondly, people PMed you about Zombie Threads?!? (And not the Name this Movie Threads?!? wtf.) You dorks need to leave a dog alone.

    Thirdly, and lastly, as I've PMed you in the past (That's right! You can PM nice shit too, jerks!), I think you do a swell job juggling this dramatic hellhole of fandom personalities. Go Blazers!
     
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