Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SonOfNemesis, Apr 2, 2011.
What does it mean a thread or post got 'zombied'?
You'll find out in 3 years when someone posts in this thread again.
It means that an old thread, not posted in for ages, got bumped by a recent poster.
I personally disagree with the whole 'anti-zombie thread' mentality. I feel that threads discussing interesting subjects should be allowed to carry on indefinitely. But what the hell, this ain't my site.
have you ever noticed that zombies seek brains, but those that resurrect zombie threads lack them?
besides, zombie threads sound cooler than the more fitting term of "lazarus".
My favorite is when someone posts a thread that has roughly the same topic as a thread X pages down and people snap their head off. But, if they had bumped the other one they would have snapped their head off for bumping an old thread
It depends if the bumping post is relevant, i.e. adds new facts or details previously missing from the discussion or an update on the situation, or whether it's just a really pointless one-line answer along the lines of "I agree".
When I bump an old thread (which happens rarely), I usually apologize in my bumping post.
It means that someone who has never had sex before made a funny on the internet.
got it, thanks guys!
It is one thing if the old thread has some relevance or has had a new development, but when the new post is a one word reply or a then it is egregious.
I think they should be as well, but I disagree with your last statement... This IS your site. It's MY site. It's EVERYONE'S site. I disagree with some of the rules on here sometimes too but I'm sure they are there for a good reason. This is a great place to be...the only TF board I regularly go to, even though I am registered on 1 or 2 others.
As long as the topic is still relevant. Who cares if it's old?
Well, again, "zombiefication" usually refers to fairly irrelevant answers to an old thread. Just adding "I agree" or "LOL" to a three-year-old debate isn't a justification to bump it.
No, it is Tony Bacala's site. What with him being the site owner and all.
You, me and everyone else are allowed to post here after agreeing to the rules.
(Would also be a bad thing to bring back an old thread.)
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