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A question of decorum: Necroposting vs. "use the search!"

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Hamlet7768, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    I guess the question here is simple: We're always told "use the search instead of making a new thread," and by and large that works for things like "what do people think of this bass/amp/effect/bassist". On the other hand, what if someone wants to start an active discussion on a topic that's otherwise dead? Necropost in an old, dead thread? Or start a new one?

    Is there a preference?
  2. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yes. I agree.

    Did YOU look for this topic in the search?? This could be the kjillionth time a thread like this has been posted. Best bass for metal, P v. J, and Necroposting v. Use the search.
  3. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    What is the best Necropost for metal?
  4. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Some forums don't like zombie threads but we're a ok with them.
  5. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    Ah, I wasn't sure. That was more the gist of my question. Good to know.

  6. gigslut


    Dec 13, 2011
    St Louis, Mo
    In some forums, you're damned if you do, damned if you don't.

    Start a new thread, and it's "Search function is your friend".

    Search and resurrect and it's


  7. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    ^What godforsaken black metal band is that?
  8. gigslut


    Dec 13, 2011
    St Louis, Mo
    dunno ... I just googled "zombie bass player" and clicked "images"
  9. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    :D Wonderful. It appears he's Piggy D, the bassist with Rob Zombie. And a solo artist. Huh.
  10. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    The only time necro threads are mock-worthy is when the ressurector contributes nothing, no new question that wasn't answered earlier, no new info for a previously unanswered question.
  11. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    I ressurect old threads from time to time and no one seems to mind.

    On a side note, I've thought about starting what I would hope to be the end of the "best bass for metal" discussion by starting a thread that would seek to list all artist sig models of that genre. Something inside me tells me it has probably already been attemted, though...
  12. Might have been guilty of (unintentional) thread voodoo a few times myself... I recall being mocked for it only once. Yeah, seems like people here don't care too much about it.
  13. POST WIN!!!
  14. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    I was thinking about doing that, except just saying, "What, TO YOU, is the best bass for metal?" and make it entirely subjective.
  15. Necroposting is awesome! Most of the thread that come back the dead are at least interesting or something we haven't seen in a while. But all the new topics in the big forums are just butt.

    That said, Necroposting in search of actual answers probably won't do much good but I'm willing to bet it's not too tough to fin an answer to most questions one may have about bass junk these days.
  16. I like it when someone resurrects a long-dead thread, and then the next five people to post don't realize that it's a zombie.
  17. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    What people don't realize is that this is the Internet!!

    Your question may have an answer that is appreciated by someone that comes along years later with the same issue!!

    Necroposting keeps things from getting too cluttered, if done right.
  18. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Nothing wrong with necroposting so long as something new is being added to the conversation. If one resurrects an old thread just to post the same thing over again, or to ask a question that's already been answered then yeah, it's kind of annoying. Same goes for starting a new thread about something that's been asked 1000x before
  19. people bitch either way.
  20. gttim


    Dec 12, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Let me mark this in my calender. "One year from today, resurrect this thread." A little messing with my iPhone and got it.

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