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Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:35 am
by nomsheep
If a old post hasn't been answered at all and you reply to it, is it still threadomancy?

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:37 am
by SIngemeister
I think at that point it becomes necroposting, the most foul and unholy of all posting types.

In more seriousness, it probably depends on the topic. If it's on an old debate topic, then that's worse than critiquing an old bit of work.

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:08 am
by Xisor
I could be way off the mark here but, provided it's of some relevance and content (i.e. not just a one-line post very slightly expanding on the theme of 'yes' or 'no'), then I see no reason to worry about 'dead threads' and necromancy. Topics are topics and interesting chitchat's interesting chitchat. 8-)

(Of course, if there's time-dependence in the thread, I suppose the necromancy might come into it, but broadly speaking for the more general threads, I foresee no trouble.)

Open the zombie-conversation floodgates! :P

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:08 pm
by Vivia
We are pretty relaxed about threadomancy on the Bolthole. Bring on the zombie thread.

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:38 pm
by Raziel4707
I think you're in the clear either way mate. All that "threadomancy" stuff is for forums that take themselves far more (and too) seriously than this forum does. If anyone ever accuses you of such, just politely point out that they just bumped a reanimated thread to call you a threadomancer, so they're just encouraging you, you disgusting dead-thing tinkerer.

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:54 pm
by He2etic
I once went six months back to revive a dead argument on the Starcraft II forums.

...

It was hilarious. :D

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:38 am
by LordLucan
Nothing wrong with threadmancy. I'd rather that than have a dozen threads all about the same thing over and over again. Generally, if someone starts a new thread about something that's already been brought up on the forum, forumites usually post links tot he older threads, so the debate/conversation can continue.

But to be honest, it isn't a real concern of mine personally. If you want to start a new thread, ok, if not, post int he old thread. Nobody is going to be that aggrieved I think... ;)

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:13 pm
by sam vimes
My Eisenhorn and Dawn of war threads are good examples of what LL cites

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:43 pm
by Xisor
Over on Warseer, I was shocked to find myself reading (and only sometimes disagreeing, to the verge of posting a response to!) my eight-years-younger self! :o

Thanks, Internet. Welcome to the future, young, 2006-era Xisor!

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:09 pm
by LordLucan
Xisor wrote:Over on Warseer, I was shocked to find myself reading (and only sometimes disagreeing, to the verge of posting a response to!) my eight-years-younger self! :o

Thanks, Internet. Welcome to the future, young, 2006-era Xisor!


What a terrible monster that young hellion pastXisor is!

(Also, bloody hell, Sephiroth! I remember him! Does he still post on Warseer?)

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:16 pm
by Xisor
LordLucan wrote:(Also, bloody hell, Sephiroth! I remember him! Does he still post on Warseer?)


Haven't seen him in a good long while. Reminded me that there might be a ton of good folks likely still active at the Specialist Games forums, if only I could remember where I left them. (Somehow, I doubt specialist-games.com'll do the trick!)

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:41 pm
by Rob P
One month is not threadomancy.

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:00 am
by SIngemeister
Rob P wrote:One month is not threadomancy.



Eh, you're threadomancing to reply specifically to one person, instead of re-energising the topic, than I'd say it is.

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:39 am
by LordLucan
SIngemeister wrote:

Eh, you're threadomancing to reply specifically to one person, instead of re-energising the topic, than I'd say it is.


Then surely replying to said attempt would also be threadomancy? ;) :lol:


If Rob had started a new topic just to say that line, that in my view would be worse than simply posting it here. It'd also lose some effect as a joke, but now it works, and is sort of amusing, so yay!

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:06 pm
by Athelassan
LordLucan wrote:Then surely replying to said attempt would also be threadomancy? ;) :lol:

I don't think so.

Ath

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:46 pm
by LordLucan
Athelassan wrote:
LordLucan wrote:Then surely replying to said attempt would also be threadomancy? ;) :lol:

I don't think so.

Ath



Maybe not. But this is.

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:18 pm
by SIngemeister
You're all very silly people.

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Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:31 am
by Vivia
Nywah!

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:47 pm
by Rob P
Has this policy changed?

Re: Threadomancy and Unanswered posts?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:56 pm
by Major Rawne
Rob P wrote:Has this policy changed?

Dammit you idiot. Too soon. Way too soon. And it was my turn darn it. *stomps off all stroppy like*