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05/07/2008 01:20:13 PM · #1
Would it be possible to offer a different color or font, or both on old threads appearing on the most recent posts page???? It surely would be nice to notice immediately that the thread may be as old as six years! I know I should look at the dates, but for some reason I usually miss this. I can't figure out how, as I usually run a font so big that you'd think I'd see it. But it sure would be nice for the server to be able to push out a different color... say pale yellow, for the old threads that are dredged up. I'm not a HTML person so I don't know if this is even possible.
05/07/2008 01:43:36 PM · #2
I think this is a good idea. I was going to offer a suggestion that would have threads automatically locked after six months or something, but I don't know of any site that doesn't allow thread necromancy.
05/07/2008 01:46:01 PM · #3
you would think that they would just delete them, it has got to take up server space, same with old profiles
05/07/2008 02:40:05 PM · #4
Learned something new today

necromancy n.
The practice of supposedly communicating with the spirits of the dead in order to predict the future.
Black magic; sorcery.
Magic qualities.

Thanks Louis!

Message edited by author 2008-05-07 14:40:43.
05/07/2008 03:02:29 PM · #5
Other words to live by: necroposting, Frankenpost, thread necro, threadomancer.
05/07/2008 03:06:32 PM · #6
necroirony will be when this thread gets bumped in 5 years and people start responding saying that it would be a good idea and should be implemented.
05/07/2008 03:09:22 PM · #7
Either that or "retronecro".
05/07/2008 03:15:13 PM · #8
Originally posted by fir3bird:

Would it be possible to offer a different color or font, or both on old threads appearing on the most recent posts page???? <snip>... say pale yellow, for the old threads that are dredged up.

Pale gray would be good, too.
:-))
05/08/2008 12:53:53 AM · #9
Doesn't seem to be much interest. I guess I'll have to leave the damn post-it note on the monitor telling me to check the date before posting.
So I won't comment on the damn thing then figure out I already commented two years ago. :)
05/08/2008 12:56:13 AM · #10
Bump. Snort! I'll have to remember to do this again in three
or four years if I'm still breathing.
05/08/2008 06:55:12 AM · #11
this thread is soooo yesterday.
05/08/2008 07:10:16 AM · #12
Just because a thread is old doesn't mean the information, thoughts, discussions, arguments, and points are any less valid.
08/23/2008 10:28:09 AM · #13
Seemed appropriate to bump this today... so, bump.
08/23/2008 03:05:45 PM · #14
Originally posted by Louis:

Seemed appropriate to bump this today... so, bump.


Do the bump with a big a**ed woman.
(Bony one will bruise ya)
08/23/2008 03:06:57 PM · #15
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

this thread is soooo yesterday.


More like 3 months ago.
11/27/2008 01:44:03 PM · #16
Bump. :-P
11/27/2008 02:27:10 PM · #17
Originally posted by Gordon:

necroirony will be when this thread gets bumped in 5 years and people start responding saying that it would be a good idea and should be implemented.


LOL

11/06/2009 08:54:03 AM · #18
Originally posted by FireBird:

Would it be possible to offer a different color or font, or both on old threads appearing on the most recent posts page???? It surely would be nice to notice immediately that the thread may be as old as six years! I know I should look at the dates, but for some reason I usually miss this. I can't figure out how, as I usually run a font so big that you'd think I'd see it. But it sure would be nice for the server to be able to push out a different color... say pale yellow, for the old threads that are dredged up. I'm not a HTML person so I don't know if this is even possible.

Given the recent trend of people registering and then bumping an old thread on the same day, I'd like to see something done here also.

I know it's been mentioned that somebody may run across an old DPC forum thread from a search or older link somewhere and then register to comment...but looking at the last few times this has happened it's almost like there's someone out there just creating new accounts and bumping threads for the fun of it.

Not a major deal I guess, but it's fun to complain about. :-D

ETA - Walt? You still out there? :-)

Message edited by author 2009-11-06 08:54:47.
11/06/2009 09:04:54 AM · #19
LOL!
11/06/2009 09:30:27 AM · #20
hahahahaha oh man, i really love a good necrobump! excellent work.
02/28/2010 08:16:26 PM · #21
An eight year old thread necrobumped today. Worse, that thread topic gave us false hopes! Something must be done! :P

Some kind of "this thread is ancient" warning in red, similar to the "report a post" warning text and colour, would be helpful to newer users, I think.
02/28/2010 08:45:01 PM · #22
Originally posted by Louis:

An eight year old thread necrobumped today. Worse, that thread topic gave us false hopes! Something must be done! :P

Some kind of "this thread is ancient" warning in red, similar to the "report a post" warning text and colour, would be helpful to newer users, I think.


hahahaha, dude, you just got me! i love that you revived an old thread to bring it up :D necrobumps are a lot of fun, i think it should stay as it is.
02/28/2010 10:57:10 PM · #23
Originally posted by Steef:

... i love that you revived an old thread to bring it up :D necrobumps are a lot of fun, i think it should stay as it is.

In addition to any entertainment value, they provide an instant assessment of someone's level of attention (if not education).

For example, how long has the coinage "necrobump" been in common usage? I don't recall running across it previously, and I check out a lot of threads (here, not elsewhere).

Message edited by author 2010-02-28 22:57:51.
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