View Full Version : Where Is Chicken Little - how come recent thread revivals don't result in panic?
01-09-2007, 06:24 AM
Have I missed a sticky? I notice that old threads are resurrected recently without the usual screeching complaints. Have I missed something or is the world coming to an end as the anti-zombie thread folk believe?
01-09-2007, 06:49 AM
I think I'll wait a few months before replying to this thread. Hopefully, everyone else will, too.
Oops! I screwed up already.
C K Dexter Haven
01-09-2007, 07:21 AM
Well, back in August/September there was a major re-organization and some revision of Rules (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=384736) and Guidelines and Etiquette (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=384745). There wasn't much that changed, it was primarily reorganizing and comnbining material that had been scattered through a dozen stickies.
The topic of zombie threads was covered in the Guidelines, see Post #4, and what is probably the relevant change for you was:However, the rules on reviving old threads are different for the different forums. In General Questions, Comments on Cecil's Columns, Comments on Staff Reports, and Cafe Society, it is acceptable to revive an old thread if you have some substantive comment to add. In short, the reaction to resurrections depends on the forum. In forums like the Pit, MPSIMS, and IMHO, there is still fairly active disapproval of resurrections. And note that this is a Guideline, a matter of Etiquette, rather than a hard-and-fast rule, so even in those forums, there can be individual circs.
01-09-2007, 08:50 AM
I am happy for the easing of the reins. It allows some discussion to continue regarding some rare topics that wouldn't really have too much input in new threads (IMHO). I recently in the past month resurrected (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=389031) an old thread because I thought I had something to add to it. And now this morning, after checking my subscribed threads, I found a month old thread (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=399189) ressurected with a valid question along with a valid answer. As long as the topic is still timely I see nothing wrong with keeping the topic open.
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