Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by teal'c, Apr 12, 2018.
Threads that just won't die.
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).
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.
A thread about threads .
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.
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.
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.
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"?
You may dislike them, but doesn't stop you posting to them ...
The ultimate zombie ...
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.
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.
Old threads brought back from the "Dead" = Necro Threads
At least as I understand it.
Twice smitten, never removed.....back in the groove !!!
I think you're thinking of the candy.
So people who post to these threads are "necro free to yacks" ?
PS - the Necro wafers may be about all you can get anymore ...
I gotta get another hat !
I've been seeing a lot of that lately 7, 10 year old threads
Got a better one?
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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