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Apr 02, 2014 01:36 |  #16

Bump ;-)a


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Apr 02, 2014 01:46 |  #17

LOL Nick


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Apr 02, 2014 02:00 |  #18

Tom Reichner wrote in post #16803358 (external link)
Why not? I absolutely love old threads, and personally wish that no thread would ever die. I think that every thread ever started should go on and on, with replies on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. I hate it when all of the top threads in a forum all all ones that were started within the past year. I like what Adharr is doing, as it is a great way to bring these abandoned threads back to the top of the lists. Thanks, Adharr!

start searching then if you love them so much...i think you'll find really quickly that people get annoyed when the OP hasn't been around for 5 years, and yet you're out there trying to give them advice...


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Apr 02, 2014 02:17 |  #19

dead threads with no replies have no replies for a reason


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Apr 02, 2014 06:43 |  #20

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No, I was seriously trying to be nice and answer old questions that nobody bothered answering. I just did a search for threads with 0 replies and started answering them.

But most of those old questions have been asked a hundred times since that thread started, the meaning of bokeh crops up quite often for sure. So, if you are going to answer that question, surely it is better to do so in a post where the OP is fresh and still looking for an answer. Reviving a 9 year old thread just to answer a question that has been answered a hundred times between then and now is just clogging up the forum and making it harder for those asking questions NOW to be seen.

It isn't helping the OP, as they will have sorted out the answer years ago, and it isn't helping out others who may be asking the same question as a quick search for "bokeh" will provide many threads where the meaning has been discussed already.

Tom Reichner wrote in post #16803358 (external link)
Why not? I absolutely love old threads, and personally wish that no thread would ever die.

Why not? Well, some of us spend much of our time in these forums trying to help out others. We have limited time and wasting some of that by trying to help someone with a query or problem, who no longer uses the site and will never see the answer, is time that could have been spent helping somebody who has a problem NOW.

Some of these necro threads have been answered by people asking the (now non existent) OP a string of questions to try and narrow down the problem they are having, and asking them to post images with exif etc., in order to help them out. This can take quite a bit of time when the original question was "why are my pictures blurry" for example. Surely it is better to spend that time on a current problem somebody is having, and with whom we can continue the process of sorting out their issue with a two way communication.

Nothing bugs me more than spending 20 minutes giving a detailed answer to somebody's question, then finding out that they are long gone and I could have answered a more relevant thread.

Imagine if you got your wish and "no thread ever died". We would have thousands of "24-70 or 24-105", "should I use a filter or not" type threads, which come up every week anyway as new threads, filling the front page and anybody asking new and more interesting questions would just be lost in the background noise.




  
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Apr 02, 2014 07:51 |  #21

sandpiper wrote in post #16803612 (external link)
Why not? Well, some of us spend much of our time in these forums trying to help out others. We have limited time and wasting some of that by trying to help someone with a query or problem, who no longer uses the site and will never see the answer, is time that could have been spent helping somebody who has a problem NOW.

Some of these necro threads have been answered by people asking the (now non existent) OP a string of questions to try and narrow down the problem they are having, and asking them to post images with exif etc., in order to help them out. This can take quite a bit of time when the original question was "why are my pictures blurry" for example. Surely it is better to spend that time on a current problem somebody is having, and with whom we can continue the process of sorting out their issue with a two way communication.

Nothing bugs me more than spending 20 minutes giving a detailed answer to somebody's question, then finding out that they are long gone and I could have answered a more relevant thread.

Imagine if you got your wish and "no thread ever died". We would have thousands of "24-70 or 24-105", "should I use a filter or not" type threads, which come up every week anyway as new threads, filling the front page and anybody asking new and more interesting questions would just be lost in the background noise.

In addition to these valid reasons, bumping 20+ threads in less than an hour will drive current threads down and off of the first page, meaning that they're much less likely to be seen by a fresh pair of eyes (ie someone not already subscribed). Necrodude claims he's trying to be helpful but this behavior is very counter-productive.


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Apr 02, 2014 09:00 |  #22

WhyFi wrote in post #16803702 (external link)
In addition to these valid reasons, bumping 20+ threads in less than an hour will drive current threads down and off of the first page, meaning that they're much less likely to be seen by a fresh pair of eyes (ie someone not already subscribed). Necrodude claims he's trying to be helpful but this behavior is very counter-productive.

Yeah, I just got sucked in to replying to an 8 yr old thread because I didn't look at the original post date more closely. Ugh.


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Apr 02, 2014 11:27 |  #23

Tom Reichner wrote in post #16803358 (external link)
Please don't tell others what to do.

Interesting.... certain cooking utensils come to mind. ;)


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Apr 02, 2014 15:14 |  #24

Adharr wrote in post #16803145 (external link)
No, I was seriously trying to be nice and answer old questions that nobody bothered answering. I just did a search for threads with 0 replies and started answering them.

Nice or not, I'm in the "please don't do it" camp. At the very least, you could have made your intentions clear in your first response.


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Apr 02, 2014 20:09 |  #25

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Adharr is bumping tons of old threads, highly annoying.

He's continuing to do so. Several more today. Its obstructive. His responses to these old threads aren't even interesting. They seem to be mostly platitudes and are unremarkable and don't add any real value that would justify in any way re-opening 10 year old threads. I wish admin would put stop to this. It's a waste of time looking at "new" posts in the last 2 days.


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Apr 02, 2014 20:24 |  #26
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mwsilver wrote in post #16805453 (external link)
He's continuing to do so. Several more today. Its obstructive. His responses to these old threads aren't even interesting. They seem to be mostly platitudes and are unremarkable and don't add any real value that would justify in any way re-opening 10 year old threads. I wish admin would put stop to this. It's a waste of time looking at "new" posts in the last 2 days.

I already talked to the mods about this. Calm down friend.


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Apr 02, 2014 20:26 |  #27

This is funny.:lol::lol::lol:


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Apr 02, 2014 20:27 |  #28

Adharr wrote in post #16805498 (external link)
Calm down friend.

Nah - we're allowed to think that your behavior is annoying.


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Apr 02, 2014 20:29 |  #29

Adharr wrote in post #16805498 (external link)
I already talked to the mods about this. Calm down friend.

You are disruptive. No two ways about it. Are you going to reopen every dead thread on the forum just because you can? Most threads are dead for a reason. All you are doing is pushing brand new threads farther back and then THEY will not get responses. You are helping no one but yourself. Very selfish.


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Apr 02, 2014 20:30 |  #30

Actually, I find for sale threads that don't get locked after the sale to be the most annoying.


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