It's an OLD THREAD!!!

posted 3 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
Member
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

This times a million. I keep seeing 1, 2, 3 year old threads bumped up with someone answering the OP’s question. STOP. 

As far as polls/fun questions/etc. if something is super old, I’d probably just start a new topic.

Post # 4
Member
4540 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

I don’t mind when it’s just for fun polls and things of that nature, but when it’s actual, “What should I do in this situation?” stuff, it gets really old really fast. 

 

Post # 5
Member
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Zombie threads do my head in too! Especially when someone writes a whole pile of advice that might have been really helpful if it hadn’t arrived several years after the event! Things then go rapidly downhill when a whole new set of directly related responses arrive, none of them being the slightest help in the particular circumstances. 

Post # 6
Member
6644 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

This annoys the heck out of me, it usually is newish bees to.  I am sorry something from 3 years to 1 a year ago for issues is more than likely resolved by the OP already.

Post # 7
Member
929 posts
Busy bee

@alotlikelove:  

@vorpalette:  

@mepayne:  

this thread is SOOO 20 minutes ago ;). 

Oh agreed btw. I keep seeing them too and am like “huh? It’s a thread from years ago?” Surely that means someone has searched it to reply?

Post # 8
Member
2721 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@alotlikelove:  Part of the reason is that very old threads are posted in the “related topics” sectiom at the bottom. The there are threads like the “turkey and chicken dinner” threads that are timeless issues

Post # 9
Member
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@krayzay87:  When I was a new bee I would click at the related topics at the bottom of the thread I was reading. Doing that enough times can to you to some pretty old threads. I learned pretty quickly to check how old something was prior to commenting.

Post # 10
Member
841 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Oh this drives me crazy! The worst is when someone says “I didn’t read all the comments, but…” then says something extremely outdated. This shows that they KNOW they should have read all of them (or at least skimmed them) but didn’t.

 

They should put something about this in the guidelines so people at least think about it.

 

ETA: The times I’ve seen it happen are when a bee needs advice on a pressing topic, gets a few opinions, then gives an update. Sometimes I am looking for another update and I have to sift through 6 pages of people answering a question that has already been solved just to find the update! First world problem? Of course, but we’re on an online forum about weddings…

 

Best example I can remember off the top of my head, there was a thread about a girl whose boyfriend didn’t come home that night and she was worried about him. She later gave an update that she had found him and told us where he was. Then, after the update, there were like 60 posts of people teling her to file a missing persons report, even though the OP had given several updates throughout the thread.

Post # 11
Member
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

who cares? Just close it when you see it’s old

Post # 12
Member
2431 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mepayne:  Agree. When it’s a specific/personal issue thread it’s silly to bump it, but I’d actually rather people use an old thread for polls or more general discussion. I think cluttering up the forum with the same thread every month is annoying as crap!

Post # 13
Member
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve done this accidentaly by clicking on the related threads at the bottom.  At first i assumed they would be current ones and didn’t realize they weren’t until after I replied.  

That is probably what is happening, I don’t think it’s malicious.  It just took a couple times and now I check the date before I post.  

Post # 14
Member
844 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Oh, just ignore it if you don’t like it. It’s not a big deal. Doesn’t affect you.

Post # 15
Member
1951 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I wont lie, this gets on my nerves too. I mean, I love seeing continuations of popular threads (Before and After, Uncommon Dresses, etc.) but seeing someone respond with advice to a thread that’s 3 years old is just… well, silly. Chances are that Bee still isnt around, and the situation probably resolved itself. 

Though I will agree, it’s usually newbees who just havn’t learned to navigate the site yet. I know it sounds silly, but maybe this needs to be added to the “Welcome Newbees” sticky, or made one itself. 

Post # 16
Member
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If it is a thread that may help other bees and is only a month or two old (and the wedding has not already passed) I will post to bring itback up. However, I do always check the dates and when it was posted. Sometimes, if you have the same question, it is better than startinga new thread that will never be seen. Like one I posted last night about hair help, that got no response!

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors