Proposition concerning necrobumping.

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Proposition concerning necrobumping.

Postby eos » Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:47 pm

Yeah, hi. I know a lot of topics I've started in the past have been a great deal of embarrassment to me, and this one probably will be too.

Look, we've all seen that business with the spammer on the news forums, necrobumping topics so old they reach back to the dawn of IV. This has go tot stop. I therefore propose the "margin of living."
The margin of living is very simple. Every topic that falls below a certain page will be locked or deleted to prevent necrobumps. If a topic is falling back due to deliberate inactivity (IE, a TWG in the night phase), it may be "petitioned" by posters. This is a simple PM to an admin requesting that the topic is not locked in the event it falls below the margin.

On a side note, if the spammers' necrobumps catch up with present day posts, will the spammer fall off the end of the space/time continuum?
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Postby Feud » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:23 pm

I don't know about locking/deleting, but maybe a system (if possible) where after x amount of time a thread is automatically made inactive, and it takes a mod approval for any post trying to reactivate it.
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Postby mibias » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:25 pm

Would it be possible to make it so that people needs x number of posts to bump old topics?
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Postby elexis » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:30 am

Actually I was planning to necrobump a topic around October 20something, but that will be special. 8)
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Postby Phelanpt » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:22 am

You shouldn't have said something, now you'll have to worry that someone will snipe you. :P

I don't know if that system would help more than it would hinder. With no public lambasting of necrobumpers, a lot of newbies would not learn it's a bad thing to do, and pester the hell out of the moderators, who would have to reply to each individually.
If by any chance one of those necrobumps actually is justified, they would be more likely to dismiss it. I think the system we have works out mostly okay.

The only thing that might work a bit better that I've seen in other forums, is only allowing newbies to post on an introduction section for a while, before they can post on all the other forums.
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Postby zjoere » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:36 pm

elexis wrote:Actually I was planning to necrobump a topic around October 20something, but that will be special. 8)


surely not this topic: http://forums.introversion.co.uk/defcon ... &start=135

In that case october 7 is the right date
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Postby MaximusBrood » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:03 pm

You're trying to find a solution for a non-existent problem.

If the necrobump is not justified, the topic will soon sink out of the first page. It might annoy you, but it probably won't kill you. Why propose labour-intensive procedures that hinder creativity and can possibly cause conflicts, all to solve a problem that does not actually exist?
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Postby xander » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:36 pm

To add to what MaximusBrood said, there are legitimate reasons why even a newb might bump a several years old topic. Yes, a spambot or n00b might occasionally bump an old topic for no good reason, but that doesn't mean that we should kill old topics.

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Postby elexis » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:34 am

One might consider locking the old news topics however...
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Postby eos » Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:30 am

Yeah, I suppose that makes more sense. I've been watching too many Zero Punctuations recently.
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Postby elexis » Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:48 am

Never a bad thing :P
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Postby coolsi » Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:56 pm

Alternatively, you could just get over it...
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Postby Xocrates » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:32 pm

elexis wrote:Never a bad thing :P

Well, it is if you start to take him at face value :P
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Postby xander » Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:09 pm

coolsi wrote:Alternatively, you could just get over it...

QFMFT.

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Postby zjoere » Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:09 pm

xander wrote:
coolsi wrote:Alternatively, you could just get over it...

QFMFT.

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