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Old 01-24-15, 11:31 PM
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

I'm one of those that get pissed off too when super old threads are bumped. I think a ban is too severe. Just delete the post and warn the member. Next time he does it again just suspend.
Old 01-25-15, 05:43 AM
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

why exactly do you get "pissed" over such a trivial thing?
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

I have no problem with bumping old threads. Sometimes it's fun to see what was said a decade ago, or seeing who all has left the board. If it's a new member, all the better. A new member is rare, and if they are going to post something worthwhile, go for it. The bumps I've seen recently have actually sparked some discussion around the topics again, not just an "I agree" comment with nothing to follow.
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

This has come up before, and the moderator stance makes perfect sense to me. It's annoying to see threads bumped that have little to do with the reason it was bumped, especially something so old. A lot of threads develop with the intent on replying to the original story posted; if that person isn't around anymore or it happened 10 years ago, it's less interesting to discuss said event.
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

Originally Posted by TGM View Post
why exactly do you get "pissed" over such a trivial thing?

I have seen members bump old threads just for the hell of it. Certain threads are like history, leave them in the archives to read but don't add nothing to them unless it's a vital must.

It would be cool if the forum system had an automatic cut-off date when bumping very old threads something along the lines of "This thread is outdated and discussion can no longer be added. Please create a new thread."
Old 01-25-15, 02:09 PM
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

Almost every bump I've seen has been very relavent. The new and past discussion complement each other and the past posts provide nice base to any new discussion.
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Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
Almost every bump I've seen has been very relavent. The new and past discussion complement each other and the past posts provide nice base to any new discussion.
you must not read the movie forum. there's a specific bump of a thread from over a decade ago that was absurd.
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

We have a mov..... oh, not too often.

I agree that there are occasional absurd thread bumps and those should be limited. Warnings perhaps? But the several recent thread bumps I've seen, and the one specifically mentioned here, are legit imo.
Old 01-25-15, 07:39 PM
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

Originally Posted by TGM View Post
not to mention that the search function sucks dead donkey dick.
Yeap. Using the search function to find a specific bit of information is like trying to masturbate while wearing an oven mitt.

It can be done, but it will take forever.
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

Yeah. We need a better search. The general one is HORRID. You can go into the advanced and it's better but that general one needs to fucking die in a goddamn ditch.
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Yeah. We need a better search. The general one is HORRID. You can go into the advanced and it's better but that general one needs to fucking die in a goddamn ditch.
I'm not sure why the forum needs so many different versions of 'search'. It's all over every page and slightly different depending on which one you click.

I only use 'advanced' and keep it linked in my sig for easier use.
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

I always use the advanced one and it seems to work well for me.
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

Originally Posted by mndtrp View Post
I have no problem with bumping old threads. Sometimes it's fun to see what was said a decade ago, or seeing who all has left the board. If it's a new member, all the better. A new member is rare, and if they are going to post something worthwhile, go for it. The bumps I've seen recently have actually sparked some discussion around the topics again, not just an "I agree" comment with nothing to follow.
I agree.
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

Some of you take this shit way too seriously....who cares?? The only time it should be stopped is if its purposely done to troll or simply just gets out of hand (trolling would also consist of those who are trying to "slyly" be a smartass).
Old 01-26-15, 10:54 AM
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
What's the big deal if you're reading old info or responding to someone who isn't around? If the content is relevant, the discussion is relevant. If you're writing on a public forum, it's for everyone to enjoy/benefit. The OP or person quoted is not important.
I agree that it really doesn't matter if the OP is still around, unless it was something really personal. Heck, it still happens that someone starts a thread and never returns, but people enjoy the conversation anyway.

Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
If you're going to bump a decades old thread, at least have the courtesy to say "Bump" or something, so it doesn't look like a 10 page thread just appeared out of nowhere and the conversation somehow flowed with a jump of 10 years in between.
This makes sense. Sometimes I get a little annoyed when I start to respond then realize I'm quoting something from a number of years ago, but it's not that big a deal, and it's still relevant if my point hasn't been covered yet.

I think the light action around the forum has made it easier to tell when a thread has been bumped, since threads don't usually generate multiple pages in a day or two.

Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
If we don't want old threads to be bumped, why not delete or lock all threads older than three years?
Sure, let's just delete the entire forum while we're at it.
Old 01-26-15, 01:13 PM
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

We can start banning them after we start banning all the little kiddies that can't make a post without swearing.
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

Fuck that.
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

I will find it quite humorous when this thread is old and someone bumps it....
Old 01-29-15, 02:16 PM
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

Originally Posted by TGM View Post
My plan is to bump this thread in 10 years.
Until then I will use my powers to unban you for the next 10 years!
Old 01-29-15, 03:31 PM
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

The bannings will continue until morale improves.
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

I keep seeing complaints about the search function here - I never really minded having to go to the advanced search option to find what I'm looking for (and for the most part, it usualy always works) but I can see why some would dislike it - would be nice to just be able to plop a term in one place and have better results but oh well. Guess I'm just trying to say to use the advanced search for all yor searching needs is all.....son.
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

Originally Posted by Rival11 View Post
I keep seeing complaints about the search function here - I never really minded having to go to the advanced search option to find what I'm looking for (and for the most part, it usualy always works) but I can see why some would dislike it - would be nice to just be able to plop a term in one place and have better results but oh well. Guess I'm just trying to say to use the advanced search for all yor searching needs is all.....son.
I've searched for a thread with the exact title using advanced search and it comes up empty. I had to go through a few pages on the forum using ctrl F to find it.
Old 02-15-15, 10:39 AM
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

Strange, the advanced search has always worked for me. I only search for thread titles, and typically only one word, but it's always found what I've needed.
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

Jesus Titty Fuckin' Christ... we really need a better search. The basic search is pretty goddamn worthless for the most part. Advanced is good though. But holy fuck does the basic bitch suck. She doesn't even suck well. She just sucks horribly cuz she doesn't know how to suck.
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Re: Can we ban all the members that are bumping decade old threads?

Then people get ticked you did not use the search engine when a topic was posted before.

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