Digging up old threads... What's the big deal?

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  1. garytube

    garytube Member

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    just a friendly inquiry of why some folks make a big deal about someone resurrecting an old thread? I myself like it when people add information to an old thread. I don't think threads should be so disposable...if you have new information or a question, why not add to it??? Is there anyone that agrees with this so I know that I'm not alone in this universe? Ha ha!
     
  2. The Kid

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    Some cats will yell at you for necro-bumping an old thread. Others will throw an old thread in your face if you start a new one. Some will do both. Welcome to TGP!
     
  3. viletsgear

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    It happens in loads of forums that I know of. I've never seen an issue with it and wonder why people get so antsy about it.
     
  4. kidmo

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    I think there are 4 or 5 threads like this one already, you should have just bumped one of them.
     
  5. BADHAK

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    I do it all the time....cant see the problem
     
  6. garytube

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    I did some searches for this topic and nothing came up, otherwise I would have defiantly resurrected the thread!!!
     
  7. Lucidology

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    WHAT are Archives for anyway ...Research maybe?
    There is great info to be found in many of the old threads.

    AS for those who diss 'em for no other reason but they're old ...?
    Well, I just don't get it ...
     
  8. gentlyweeping

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    I like to see older threads pop up. A lot of good information to be found.
     
  9. BobK

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    Vintage threads blow the new ones out of the water!
     
  10. wildschwein

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    Yep, no probs for me. I think the beauty of the net is you can discuss things over time. The mods at the Telecaster forum hate necro threads and lock them as soon as they see them.
     
  11. Baminated

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    There's people with deep rooted psychological control freak problems, self righteously convinced about proper conduct, etc
     
  12. FenderBigot

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    Forget about resurrecting old threads... Who the heck posts at 2:57 in the morning???
     
  13. wildschwein

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    Hahaha:

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    Because the only relevant thing anyone can say about an instrument that has remained pretty much unchanged for 60 years, and is plugged into technology that is considerably older, MUST be less than one or two months old. Otherwise it is out of date and useless.

    Personally, I think posting anything about Zep, Kieth Richards, or any other pre-2014 band/musician should also be considered necro-bumping. I mean what can we possibly add at this point? Anything anyone would want to know is available by the search function!?
     
  15. Peeb

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    If you find a really old thread with three or fewer posts, is it NOS?
     
  16. custom53

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    :agree
     
  17. boo radley

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    Context is everything. A 5 year-old thread:"PSA -- special SG sale!" isn't going to be helpful.

    Spending time to type a genuinely helpful (rare, but...sometimes) response, then noticing, later, that the OP was asking the question in 2006 is annoying, too.
     
  18. josh_michael

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    I couldn't agree more. People here get so weird about that kind of stuff. I just really don't understand it. :rolleyes:
     
  19. ohiomatt33

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    True. Last month I saw someone respond to a "what vocal mic should I buy?" thread, and then I noticed the OP was 5 years ago. I posted and said the OP could have actually bought and sold every single mic listed in this thread since posting, and just after that the OP chimed in and told us what he had gone with and how it worked out for him. Weird, but actually a helpful resurrected thread for some guys who popped in after that to ask about how he liked the mic.
     
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    When you don't have much going on in your life, you make a big deal out of unimportant things.
     

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