Zombie threads

Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by teal'c, Apr 12, 2018.

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What's your opinion on zombie threads?

  1. Hate them!

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  2. Love them!

    8 vote(s)
    22.9%
  3. Whatever.

    7 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. Part of the forum experience.

    13 vote(s)
    37.1%
  5. Why isn't this about The Cranberries?

    3 vote(s)
    8.6%
  6. Mmmm, brains

    3 vote(s)
    8.6%
  1. teal'c

    teal'c It's all moo

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    Threads that just won't die.
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  2. loopstick

    loopstick AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    • Zombie Threads - where crabby people tell you to post if you start a New Thread. (see New Threads).
    • New Threads - what crabby people tell you to start if you post to a Zombie Thread. (see Zombie Threads).
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  3. ETLS

    ETLS metacarpophalangealcranium Subscriber

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    Don't forget when someone posts a NEW thread, someone invariably posts 17,251 links to other threads related to your unique issue, and don't even offer you a T-shirt.
     
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  4. zebra03

    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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    A thread about threads . :needpics::lurk:
     
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  5. Dave1384

    Dave1384 Stuck in the 70's

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    Like the " what are you listening to now thread", "what speakers are you listening to now, " what turntable are you listening to now" ETC.
    I'm sorry, but I don't care. But go at it.
     
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  6. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Aggie! Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    I think of a 'zombie thread' as one that has had years of inactivity. Somebody does a search, usually a broad search, and posts to the first thread that pops up in the search results.

    Threads the ones above, which have gotten a stead stream of activity, over the years, don't strike me as having come back from the dead, as they never really died.

    But I could be wrong.
     
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  7. teal'c

    teal'c It's all moo

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    Not in this. A long running thread is different than one that's been dead and buried for years. In two years I've never seen What are you Listening To Right Now? ever disappear from the first page.
     
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  8. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    This forum is 16 years old. There have been countless threads with valuable topics. A lot of interesting topics have been swallowed by the daily new threads and their posts. That is a pity.

    Did I already mention that I dislike the expression "Zombie threads"?
     
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  9. sKiZo

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  10. satellite

    satellite AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Ha ha! This is so true. I noticed it when I first started reading the AK forums. When I had a question, I was unsure of the proper forum etiquette of how to pose it.
     
  11. satellite

    satellite AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Now that I've been on AK for a little bit, I genuinely like the resurrected zombie threads. Both for the humor of a new member asking a long ago inactive member a question about something and the perspective of how the hobby has changed throughout the years.
     
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  12. buglegirl

    buglegirl In The Direction Of The Singularity Subscriber

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    Hiya,

    Old threads brought back from the "Dead" = Necro Threads

    At least as I understand it.

    Frannie
     
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  13. Djcoolray

    Djcoolray Addicted Member

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    A rocks throw from JBLM !!!!
    Twice smitten, never removed.....back in the groove !!!
     
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  14. teal'c

    teal'c It's all moo

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    I think you're thinking of the candy.
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  15. sKiZo

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  16. Beatnik

    Beatnik What's this ?

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    I gotta get another hat !
     
  17. Dswankey

    Dswankey Super Member

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    I've been seeing a lot of that lately 7, 10 year old threads
     

     

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  18. teal'c

    teal'c It's all moo

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    Got a better one?
     
  19. Bratwurst7s

    Bratwurst7s In The Frying Pan Subscriber

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  20. beat_truck

    beat_truck Super Member

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    Do a search!!! - what the crabby people say when a new thread is started. Not that it is a bad idea, but some act as if new information never becomes available. Can't win either way, really.
     
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