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  1. #1 Skinwalkers a little bit too shaky. 
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    skinwalker, I know you are trying to keep the site organized, but lately you've become a little bit oer the top. For example, me posting something you may not agree with might get you to try to start an argument, or even delete my posts, the rules mension nothing about not replying to old posts, skinwalker I like you and would love to interact with you but you have to loosen up a little, I want to keep this open so everyone can reply,


    okay skinwalker i'll make a deal, you undelete my posts, over 20 of them, and I'll stop replying to old topics, I'll never do it again, what do you think?


    Please no flaming, let's discuss this like men, thank you very much!


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    Declined.

    Counter offer: you stop trolling and committing thread-necromancy just to boost your post count and I'll not suspend your account.

    Thanks for your cooperation and the consideration of our fair community. We all appreciate it.


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    thanks for the reply, this should be closed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaCarter
    ...this should be closed.
    If you think its an important issue why close it. I think that Skinwalker is in the right as your posts seemed to be a clear attempt to raise you post count only. Lets see what others have to say on the subject.
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    Insults and slander, along with misinformation. Not much use to him, really. Along with the one line "please continue to post" posts... Yeah, just trying to raise his post count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaCarter
    skinwalker, I know you are trying to keep the site organized, but lately you've become a little bit oer the top. For example, me posting something you may not agree with might get you to try to start an argument, or even delete my posts, the rules mension nothing about not replying to old posts, skinwalker I like you and would love to interact with you but you have to loosen up a little, I want to keep this open so everyone can reply
    JC, I locked a thread of yours for the same reason. It confuses people into thinking the thread is new and so they contribute even though the OP will never see their contribution, let alone reply to it.

    As to it not being in the "rules"... this forum has not rules. It has guidelines to which we adhere in spirit and not to the letter. Part of that spirit is to foster productive discussion. Thread necromancy does not do this.

    In summary, I agree with Skin. And further, I strongly disagree with your characterization of him as shakey and over the top.
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    This is a purely gratuitous post to increase my post count. I'm off now in search of old threads to resurrect. :wink:
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    Since Im new around here, I want to adapt myself to the regular or say "normal member behaviour" (can`t find the exact words), of this forum, so the issue in question here might be considered banal to the majority, but since I`m not aware of what is that "Normal member behaviour" in relation to posting in different topics, can you please answer me, How much time must pass after the last post, to consider the given thread a dead one ? .




    Secondly, after reading this thread, I`m still amazed that there are people here, with only one objective in mind, that is to raise its posts numbers. In my particular case, I don`t give a cent about it, so, Does this Forum have the possibility to disactivate for a given member the post counter ? ; If it exists, please disactivate mine (sincerely).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickdog
    How much time must pass after the last post, to consider the given thread a dead one ?
    There is no hard and fast rule, but generally a thread which has been dormant for a few months will be considered dead. It varies, though, since sometimes new information is presented with a new study or a new finding, so bumping the thread and adding this information is perfectly valid and relevant.

    However, bumping to say, "Yeah, I agree" or some other ridiculous waste of bandwidth is generally frowned upon in most forums, this one and others.



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    Does this Forum have the possibility to disactivate for a given member the post counter ?
    I think they call that "being banned," but I'm pretty sure you don't want that to happen with your account. 8)
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    . No, my friend, that`s not what I meant on my second question.

    Thanks, inow, for both answers, and also for the help with the quotes issue, you gave along with Kalster to Zendra, it also helped me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inow
    However, bumping to say, "Yeah, I agree" or some other ridiculous waste of bandwidth is generally frowned upon in most forums, this one and others.
    Like this. This is not worth bumping a 4-year old thread to say, "I agree with so-and-so."

    http://www.thescienceforum.com/viewt...=229905#229905



    Quote Originally Posted by Rickdog
    Thanks, inow, for both answers, and also for the help with the quotes issue, you gave along with Kalster to Zendra, it also helped me.
    My pleasure. Thanks for the kind words.
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    Two thoughts, related only the topic.

    When I first started contributing to forums I was often guilty of thread necromancy. I was scanning through sub-forums looking for topics of interest and simply not noticing that the last post on a thread had been one or two years previously. Therefore, I always have a different attitude to a neophyte who resurrects a dead thread, than to a veteran who does.

    I haven't reread the guidelines here, but most forums have a statement to the effect that before starting a new thread you should check to see if the topic is already being discussed. This seems to be an open invitation, indeed instruction, to open dead threads rather than to start a new one. Comments anyone?

    I`m still amazed that there are people here, with only one objective in mind, that is to raise its posts numbers.
    Think of it like a dog urinating on lampposts.
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    I think resurrecting dead threads is a fine thing to do if there is relevant and interesting information to share. I don't particularly think its a good idea, like inow said, to do so simply to say, "I agree."

    If you're going to resurrect an old thread, contribute a few paragraphs.
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    Alright, the posts by kakarot seem purely to be to resurrect old threads or increase his post count and lack any genuine contribution at all whatsoever. I feel this thread may well be an appropriate place to ponder about the fate of this particular forumite.
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    Can I not be smacked for posting a reply to this 5 moth old topic about "thread necromancy" (still lmao on that), just for the sake of irony?
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    *SMACK*

    Let that be a lesson young man. :x
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