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PrincessFlowerTV
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Necroposting, Q&A

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Necroposting
Q&A

A: First off, what is necroposting?
A: Necroposting is the act of bumping up topics that are “dead”.

Q: How old is a “dead” topic?
A: Generally, if the most recent post on the topic is more then a month old, it's considered necroposting if you post on that topic.

Q: Does necroposting exist in all of the sub-forums?
A: The sub-forums Suggestions, TIRAP, TIMAC, Show and tell, and the laungage forums, are fine to post on old topics. Necroposting “does not exist” because the topics will continue to be relevent. In Requests and Project Ideas, it depends on the topic.
In HWS, QAS, New Scratchers, Bugs and Glitches and Collaboration however, necroposting “exists”.

Q: What do I see necroposts?
A: Depending on the senario, here are your options.
-If the post is constructive, and the user is just trying to be helpful, mention politly to them that although it's nice that they want to help out, they have necroposted, and tell them to refrain from posting on topics not replied on in a month or more.
-If the user is not being constructive, either saying “i'm not sure” or “I was wondering this as well” or asking their own question, let them know not to thread hijack, and to make their own topic with their question.
-And finally, if the necropost is spam of any kind, report the post.
Keep in mind, the person who brings the topic up is the “original necroposter”. If other users post on the topic after it has been necroposted on, they are not all guilty of necroposting.

Hopefully this helped you out! Let me know if I have any mistakes, questions I could add, etc.

Contibuters: PrincessFlowerTV, FloatingMuffins

Last edited by PrincessFlowerTV (Feb. 19, 2020 22:22:40)


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FloatingMuffins
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Necroposting, Q&A

On New Scratchers, Bugs and Glitches and Collaboration, necroposting isn't ok.
In Requests and Project Ideas it depends.
In Show and Tell, necroposting is ok.

Amazing guide!

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zeridy
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Necroposting, Q&A

Super helpful! Reported to be stickied..

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PrincessFlowerTV
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Necroposting, Q&A

FloatingMuffins wrote:

On New Scratchers, Bugs and Glitches and Collaboration, necroposting isn't ok.
In Requests and Project Ideas it depends.
In Show and Tell, necroposting is ok.

Amazing guide!
I am not an expert on those other forums, so thanks for the info. Added!

zeridy wrote:

Super helpful! Reported to be stickied..
Thank you! I highly doubt it will become a sticky but hey, I wouldn't object.

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Just stop it, will ya?

































Fine, you win.




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joshuaho
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Necroposting, Q&A

Hey there! Thanks for making this!

Just an FYI, I already have an iTopic about necroposting here. However, the information you included is really useful.

Would you be ok with me adding the information you have (in the first post) to the existing topic? (I'll make sure to give you credit. Thanks for the information on necroposting!)

Last edited by joshuaho (Feb. 19, 2020 23:12:41)


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PrincessFlowerTV
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Necroposting, Q&A

joshuaho wrote:

Hey there! Thanks for making this!

Just an FYI, I actually already have an iTopic about necroposting here. However, the information you included is really useful.

Would you be ok with me adding the information you have (in the first post) to the existing topic? (I'll give you credit for that - thanks for the information on necroposting!)
Oof, I didn't even realize. Sure, feel free to add any info that isn't in your topic. lol, should I just close this topic and redirect to yours?

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Nothing's down here, sorry to disappoint you.






JK. there may be something down there…









Maybe not, tho.











You're determined, aren't you?













Talar du Svenska? Om inte, det ar fin.





















Just stop it, will ya?

































Fine, you win.




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joshuaho
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Necroposting, Q&A

PrincessFlowerTV wrote:

joshuaho wrote:

Hey there! Thanks for making this!

Just an FYI, I actually already have an iTopic about necroposting here. However, the information you included is really useful.

Would you be ok with me adding the information you have (in the first post) to the existing topic? (I'll give you credit for that - thanks for the information on necroposting!)
Oof, I didn't even realize. Sure, feel free to add any info that isn't in your topic. lol, should I just close this topic and redirect to yours?
Cool, thanks!

Yeah, closing it would be a good idea (but only after you've added all the information you feel like needs to be added). You don't have to redirect to my topic unless you want to. I was going to include a link to this one in my topic, actually.

College student studying Communication and Fire Technology, communication lab tutor, guitar and piano player, perfectionist, and just some guy who regularly eats and trains physically to stay healthy.
joshuaho
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Necroposting, Q&A

Actually, I have a few suggestions on what you could add (though its up to you):
What is necroposting?
Maybe elaborate more on what a “dead” thread is? (Yes, it is an old thread, but it also means that its a thread that's no longer being watched or has been resolved)
Does necroposting exist in all of the sub-forums?
What you said about necroposting existing in some sub-forums and not in others is correct. However, I would also suggest adding that even though necroposting might not exist in some sub-forums, the post still has to add value to the discussion should a user (other than the topic owner) decide to post on it. In other words, bumping up a topic just “for the heck of it” would still be considered spamming, even if it was in a sub forum where necroposting “doesn't exist”.
What do I see necroposts?
Did you mean "What do I do if I see necroposts“? Also, when it comes to reporting necroposts - it doesn't have to be limited to spam. If the necropost occurred in a sub-forum where necroposting ”exists" and the thread has been resolved, it would still be advisable to report it (even if the person that necroposted was trying to be helpful). That lets the forum moderators know, so they can close the thread to prevent any future necroposts.

Once again, thanks for making this! I'll add your post to the existing iTopic by tomorrow.

Last edited by joshuaho (Feb. 20, 2020 02:19:36)


College student studying Communication and Fire Technology, communication lab tutor, guitar and piano player, perfectionist, and just some guy who regularly eats and trains physically to stay healthy.
PrincessFlowerTV
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Necroposting, Q&A

joshuaho wrote:

Cool, thanks!

Yeah, closing it would be a good idea (but only after you've added all the information you feel like needs to be added). You don't have to redirect to my topic unless you want to. I was going to include a link to this one in my topic, actually.
Yeah, i'll go ahead and close this topic.

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Nothing's down here, sorry to disappoint you.






JK. there may be something down there…









Maybe not, tho.











You're determined, aren't you?













Talar du Svenska? Om inte, det ar fin.





















Just stop it, will ya?

































Fine, you win.




Take a rice cake. *yeets you a rice cake*
Say “Thanks for that rice cake, Kewpie!” if you made it this far.

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