This is why bumping old threads is wrong

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  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    We need to follow a certain etiquette. Not only does bumping old threads hurt us with google it disrupts the flow of the forum It will not be tolerated here.

    [h=2]Old Threads/"Necro-Bumping"[/h] Do your part to keep the forums tidy. Posting in old threads, or "necrobumping" is generally discouraged in the technical issue subforums, since it can potentially create disjointed "zombie" information; outdated posts with data which is no longer relevant due to Arch's rolling nature, combined with more recent posts reflecting more current circumstance. Furthermore, technical support threads should remain succinct, and multiple pages are to be avoided if possible.
    Rules of thumb

    • If you have a question, start a new thread and link to the old if relevant.
    • If you have something to add and judge that your information is related, but more up-to-date, start a new thread and link to the old if desired, but avoid duplicating effort by posting information already contained in the Arch wiki.
    • If you have a version-agnostic or corresponding solution, necrobumping can be appropriate.
     
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    I want to rub Dawg's shoulders while he watches True Blood and slowly becomes erect
     
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    Ok
     
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    Free DbD! :yay:
     
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    team mike
     
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    lulz

    jdwhatever
     
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    FREEDBD!

    Dawg shall pass no ex post facto rules! :grad:
     
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    How's your flow?
    Linoleum. :derp:
     
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    Dawg, is this what you and Baltimore Mike have been talking about for the past few days?
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Who?
     
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    Im concerned how bumping old threads relates to zombies ?? also keep driven by demons down in the crossbar as long as possible for bumping those HEy ryan Lever threads what the hell is wrong with that guy?
     
  14. Mark Mayonnaise

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    Not trying to be a smartass, just wondering what the statute of limitations is. Like, over a week since last post = old thread?
     
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    From now on bumping old threads will carry a mandatory 14 day temp ban.
     
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    I bumped the HAL chicken thread and it was at least a month since last posting, but that one is classic
     
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    artiesoffspring Hugs and kisses

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    What's the ruling on spin-off threads?
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Ask the people that are locked up for bumping threads from 2010. You know the line bro.
     
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    New threads are encouraged.