Rules - Read this! Necroposting - Printable Version
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Necroposting - Rhythm - 20-10-2016 03:22 PM
This is becoming more and more prevalent here and I think it's time for a friendly reminder.
10) DON'T BUMP TOPICS THAT ARE OVER FOUR MONTHS OLD! If a topic is dead, it's dead. Leave it be.
Updating a topic such as a sprite thread or game development thread with additional content is fine.
It's really not that difficult. If you're randomly scouring the forums and find a topic buried down near the bottom that hasn't had any activity in the past four months...LEAVE IT ALONE.
If it's your thread and you're updating it, that's different because you're actually reawakening a dormant thread. But posting little comments or questions about a thread or topic that has long since passed...it's inconsiderate first of all. You're placing a dead topic up there with more livelier ones and possibly knocking a more valid topic off the "Recently Updated" list which would actually garner attention.
There are of course exceptions. A major request thread is exempt from this rule because it's exactly that. Smeghead, Forum Games, things like that? NOT EXEMPT! If a topic is dead, it's dead.
Now, if you want to rejuvenate a forum game or silly topic, that's perfectly fine. But if you do so, please don't do it as a blatant attempt to circumvent the necroposting rule.