Or if it's answering an OP who left the forum 5 years prior, and it was a question about hardware that's quite obsolete now. ("I'm building a new Windows 2000 system. Will that OS work well with an nForce chipset?")I'm ok with the discussion continuing, or getting updated. I hate it when it is some 1-2 post new user who is advertising shit.
hehe, ya. Sometimes someone will Necro such a thread because they are in the same situation, which is sorta ok IMO, but they should just start a new thread.Or if it's answering an OP who left the forum 5 years prior, and it was a question about hardware that's quite obsolete now. ("I'm building a new Windows 2000 system. Will that OS work well with an nForce chipset?")
I haven't seen anyone lock one lately, usually they are just out of date in general though.i honestly don't know
i love seeing old posts and i think locking them is lame
Just about the only legitimate reason I can think of, but that's not really a problem with necros, more just with spammy bs in general.While THIS thread necro over in Digital and Video Cameras was only about two weeks old, it's a good example of necros that are of questionable value. The guy who made the last post, #17, has a post count of 1, and simply did a google search of the subject so he could pretend to take part in the conversation and advertise his website via link.
It's right up there with "Damn, I can't believe what she did!?!?!?! Click ->HERE<- to see for yourself!!!!"
It's especially helpful to register and contribute info to the thread you found on Google...because others will find that thread on Google when they search for the same thing.Great topic. I've never understood the reasoning that threads should not be "necro'd" after a period of time.
If someone has something to add to the discussion, what's the harm in adding it to the thread that already exists. what does it matter how old the OP is as long as it's the same topic?
My days of rebelling against authority are long gone, I personally believe the mods let some necros pass if it was an interesting thread to begin with. The let me draw you a picture thread by dank wound be a good example.Couldn't this thread also be a mod callout thread, since they are the ones that enforce this policy, and thus, this could get you an infraction or worse, they can make you a mod to enforce yourself in your own little corner of the forums...