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Is It Pointless To Bump Old Threads?
 
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# 1 : Monday 7-6-2010 @ 13:56
 
 
I was reading old threads from way back in 2002. In one of these threads opened in 2002, was bumped in 2006. A moderator requested that we refrain from bumping old threads that are 2, 3 or 4 years old, as it's pointless.

On the whole I would agree with him, but sometimes, just sometimes, it would be worth it. For example today a new thread was opened on an issue that made the news 3 years ago. There was also an old thread, 3 years old.

Bear in mind that the example I gave was just an example. I'm talking generally here, not about that specific thread.

So, to bump or not to bump?

What do you think?
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# 2 : Monday 7-6-2010 @ 14:09
 
 
bump
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# 3 : Monday 7-6-2010 @ 14:13
 
 
I am thinking today is a really slow day
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# 4 : Monday 7-6-2010 @ 14:15
 
 
Some threads that have a specific subject are good to bump, I bump my own Nuclear power one when I get new relevant information.

The Mods seem less strict on people opening repeat threads these days..
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# 5 : Monday 7-6-2010 @ 14:22
 
 
Better to resurrect an old thread for relevance rather than have 20 duplicate threads all about the same thing - so bumpety bump all the way!
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# 6 : Monday 7-6-2010 @ 14:38
 
 
Someone said :
I was reading old threads from way back in 2002. In one of these threads opened in 2002, was bumped in 2006. A moderator requested that we refrain from bumping old threads that are 2, 3 or 4 years old, as it's pointless.

On the whole I would agree with him, but sometimes, just sometimes, it would be worth it. For example today a new thread was opened on an issue that made the news 3 years ago. There was also an old thread, 3 years old.

Bear in mind that the example I gave was just an example. I'm talking generally here, not about that specific thread.

So, to bump or not to bump?

What do you think?

Whats wrong with bumping an old thread if it offers valuable/interesting input for a newbie who has only just become aware of an issue that took place 5 years ago?
Big difference from bumping an old thread that was nonsense.

Someone said :
I am thinking today is a really slow day

Must be.
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# 7 : Monday 7-6-2010 @ 14:48
 
 
Someone said :
I was reading old threads from way back in 2002. In one of these threads opened in 2002....................

Intrepid, I think you need to take up a hobby............have you nothing better to be doing with your time?
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# 8 : Monday 7-6-2010 @ 14:53
 
 
Im sure there in value in doing it sometimes but there is nothing more annoying when a poster spends quite a bit of time composing a thoughtful first post only for some numpty to drag up an ancient thread and say sorry this was discussed on Gaire before.
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# 9 : Monday 7-6-2010 @ 14:56
 
 
Someone said :
Im sure there in value in doing it sometimes but there is nothing more annoying when a poster spends quite a bit of time composing a thoughtful first post only for some numpty to drag up an ancient thread and say sorry this was discussed on Gaire before.

In that case the posters post would always be copied to the existing thread, so its never wasted.
There is a 2 year rule i believe about using old threads, if its not been posted in for that amount of time then starting a new thread is encouraged.
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# 10 : Monday 7-6-2010 @ 15:00
 
 
I see no problem with bumping. Why can't we bump what we want to bump? One old thread could be far more interesting than many new ones. And such is the turnaround in posters, it's always going to be new for someone.

What I don't get is a thread which is put up for one's own posting. I was looking at one the other day (yes, I was bored) which had about 150 posts, half of which were from the one poster? Merely wank fodder, surely.
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# 11 : Monday 7-6-2010 @ 15:03
 
 
Was it a i like lacey slips thread? Classic gaire.
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# 12 : Monday 7-6-2010 @ 15:05
 
 
I think the 2year rule is a good one. Mind you sometimes old threads are fascinating because they are a snapshot of the past.

I am sure that some posts have their authors cringeing with embarrassment when they are read many years later!.......

Its especially interesting also because it reminds us of how good things were in Celtic Tiger years and how things have changed.

I do believe they do have some historical value and I assume that Thomas has them archived safely in the Gaire vault!!
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# 13 : Monday 7-6-2010 @ 15:15
 
 
I think all threads two years or oledr should be trashed, deleted, etc., they're only taking up space in the server. Also numptys wouldn't be going nena nee naw...
bump police
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# 14 : Monday 7-6-2010 @ 15:20
 
 
Ah no, there are some priceless gems in the old threads.
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# 15 : Monday 7-6-2010 @ 16:28
 
 
Someone said :

Intrepid, I think you need to take up a hobby............have you nothing better to be doing with your time?

hi there. didn't see this. yes, i have hobbies galore. Gaire is not the only thing that takes up my mind.

Here are three examples:
www.youtube.com/user/dublindeafdrama
www.youtube.com/user/deafdub
www.youtube.com/user/mysticvean
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