Post # 1
“Zombie” is a term used on another thread to refer to old posts on which people respond like 2 years haven’t passed – they rise from the grave!
But, seriously, why does this happen? Do people google something and then run into a thread? Or search something and don’t realize how old it is?
Post # 3
I’ll wait two years to respond 🙂
Post # 4
lol I always laugh when I see someone answer an OPs question 2 year later. Like I’m pretty sure they don’t care anymore
Post # 6
Related topics at the bottom of the page catch my eye sometimes… or I’ll bump something like the bustle thread that’s been hidden for months… because I’d like to see more without making a whole new thread with the same topic when it’s already there for me lol.
Post # 7
2) Sometimes I see something interesting in the related topics section and click on it, start to respond and realize it’s 2 years old.
3) Ditto for profile-stalking. I KNOW I’m not the only one! Some of you bees are so funny/smart that I’m interested in other threads you’ve commented on. Call me a stalker, whatever.
Post # 8
yeah.. some topics are just really interesting. I’ve been eyeing one thread in particular that I wanted to revive but I’m waiting for the right moment
Post # 9
@msfahrenheit: I always think the same thing when they pop up!!
Post # 10
I prefer to search and comment on a topic than make a new thread. Mostly if it’s something general, not a personal problem.
Post # 11
lol! I totally hate it too when people do that!
ETA: I always find it hysterical when someone responds to a question like “I dont know if I should have this person in my wedding” or whatever, and the thread is 2 years old. Like, um, I’m pretty sure she’s already married…
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
@msfahrenheit: Hahha same!
Post # 13
Most of the zombie threads I have seen are posted by newbies.
I think they are searching a particular topic and fail to note that the query is outdated and the bee long since married. Or, they ask a further question in follow up to the post.
I prefer that even experienced bees start their own new post. Much of the information in the original post is likely irrelevant e.g where can I find shoes like this
Post # 14
@julies1949: I don’t know, I’ve revived threads about BMI and greasy hair after coming off the pill. There is good information on those threads even if they’re a year or two old.
Post # 15
I don’t know if I’ve been responsible for reviving any of them, but once they’ve been put in the spotlight again I often comment and then realize when they were dated. And then feel like an idiot for offering my advice about something that’s a billion years old and clearly outdated lol.
Aside from that, I link around with the related topics a lot so maybe that’s how people come across things.
Post # 16
@red_rose: The best is when the thread was resurrected only because the OP came back to give an update! And then people continue to post about the original issue.
Like, OP posts, 4 months ago… should I tell my Maid/Matron of Honor her breath stinks?
OP update, 4 hours ago… Hi everyone, I decided not to tell her about her breath and as it turns out she just had her wisdom teeth out and that fixed the problem, thanks for all your help!
Newbee reply, 3 hours ago… I can’t believe you’re being such a bridezilla that you want to control her BREATH! Isn’t it enough that she has to buy a dress she’s never going to wear again?