On reviving Zombie Threads.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by AltGrendel, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan. Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    I really don't understand the reason for all the fuss when someone revives a zombie thread. TB is a great community and there's a ton of information there. People are regularly told to search for a topic, which is understandable. But when they respond to a thread that is considered "old", they get derided. I think the folks that do that are forgetting that this site is also an archive of information too. And I don't just mean technical info for the bass community. I also mean experiences like "I played a dive bar and this fight happened" stories. Someone, maybe years later, posts a "me too" response and they get busted on. But to me it shows that we're all in this together.
    I think these old threads are good for historical reasons. They can show how much things have changed or stayed the same. The bar stories can show that the only things that may change are the faces of those involved. If someone had an issue with a '67 Jazz back in '02 and someone has the same issue, even years later, I really don't blame them for posting a "how did you solve it" query no matter how old it is. Even if the OP isn't here anymore, someone else may be able to come back with a "this is how you solve it" response.

    One of the main things that I like about TB is the respect for fellow members that we all show. Let's all keep that going, even if someone revives a zombie thread.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2014
  2. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan. Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    The ironic thing is I fully expect this to turn into a zombie thread itself.
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  3. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    I love zombie threads.
    Been the reason for a few of them.
    Especially when your finding out about a product that came out in 2008 say and all the info is in 2008/2009.
    Well its 2014 and when it get revived its nice to see the opinions after time has passed.
    And also some things are just great to talk about and should have never ended anyways.
  4. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Sometimes I go looking for really old threads, just because it's like time traveling. I love it, and offer no apology.

    William Shatner: You know, before I answer any more questions there's something I wanted to say. Having received all your letters over the years, and I've spoken to many of you, and some of you have traveled... y'know... hundreds of miles to be here, I'd just like to say... GET A LIFE, will you people? I mean, for crying out loud, it's just a TV show! I mean, look at you, look at the way you're dressed! You've turned an enjoyable little job, that I did as a lark for a few years, into a COLOSSAL WASTE OF TIME!

    [ a crowd of shocked and dismayed Trekkies.... ]

    I mean, how old are you people? What have you done with yourselves?

    [ to "Ears" ] You, you must be almost 30... have you ever kissed a girl?

    [ "Ears" hangs his head ]

    I didn't think so! There's a whole world out there! When I was your age, I didn't watch television! I LIVED! So... move out of your parent's basements! And get your own apartments and GROW THE HELL UP! I mean, it's just a TV show dammit, IT'S JUST A TV SHOW!
  5. tedious1


    Feb 14, 2014
    What TalkBass needs is a reminder setup. I'd be setting a reminder for next year to find this thread and revive it...
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  6. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    I like seeing the zombie threads. Being here as long as I have I wind up seeing things I had forgotten about and/or see familiar names from the past.
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  7. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Zombie threads give some here more fuel to keep bitchin.
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  8. JB36


    Apr 22, 2010
    Albany, NY
    They're fine except in classifieds where someone will bring up that 4 year old bass for sale and ask if it's still available. Another good one is when someone bumps up that 2 year old amp for sale to yell at the poster to close their thread.
  9. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    I'm going to set a reminder to come back and reply to this thread in 5 years.
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  10. bswag

    bswag Guest

    Dec 21, 2013
    Hey, wait a minute- aren't you revealing a rather shockingly detailed knowledge of a William Shatner appearance? Just sayin'...
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  11. letsrumble


    May 23, 2010
    It's really fun to read through a 7 year-old thread asking for advice, only to notice several posts in that it is old as the hills. Then, you see the ass who resurrected it has added a comment, as if the OP is going to see it and care. :sour:
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  12. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Zombie treads always show me I could be quite the idiot even in the recent past.;)
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  13. eyeballkid


    Jul 19, 2009
    Well, mellowinman did live in his folks basement till he was 32... ;-)
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  14. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung Humankind: be both. Inactive

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    I suspected that I was having my chops busted...LOL...but being so new here, I don't under stand some of the protocol. I had no idea what that guy was talking about when he used the words 'zombie thread'. I had a vague feeling that I was being chastised, but I had no idea why. I really wandered into that with eyes wide shut. :)
    I'm still pretty sure that I didn't do anything wrong...
    Thank you for your support. TKK
  15. TB is actually one of the oldest working forum sites, if not the oldest, I've ever seen. I'm sure there are older one. Every once in a while it's fun to be reminded of just how old the interwebz really is. It ain't 1998 anymore! When TB started I was using Windows 95 on one computer and DOS 5.0 on another!
  16. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    I think everyone should revive 5 zombie threads today. I'll start.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2014
  17. eyeballkid


    Jul 19, 2009
    It'll be a zombie apostalypse!
  18. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    I always like a nice walking dead bass line.
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  19. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung Humankind: be both. Inactive

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    Then, ya ought to listen to the way Phil Lesh plays Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried" on
    Europe '72... :)