(Closed) Ahem… (especially newer Bees) STOP COMMENTING ON OLD THREADS :)

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with posting to old threads– as long as it makes sense. If you contributing pictures to a ring or dress thread, no biggie… But it’s silly to be responding to a post asking for advice 2 years ago. lol

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d respectfully second this! It takes but a moment to check when a thread was posted. 

Sure, there are occasions when there may be a relevance but in nearly all cases (and especially emotional dilemmas) the ship has sailed so long ago that reviving the thread with new comments is just pointless.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

As long as it’s relevant, I really don’t care. I don’t think most of the OPs are around to care, and who knows? Maybe the advice given in an old thread will help someone. Life is too short to care about old threads being bumped.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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DaneLady:  I didn’t realize you were the guardian of post timelines. 

I have to be honest, your post just bothered me, especially the smiley face. It seems passive aggressive. If you don’t care for bees (most likely inadvertently) replying to an old post then 1. Don’t post at all or 2. Don’t read it. My guess is that they do what I have done (and I’m not particularly new)- accidentally wind up on the very last page when clicking the arrow at the top and responding before they see a date stamp, esp if they are on their phone or tablet.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

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DaneLady:  I agree. While I don’t mind so much if it’s like a “share your ring” thread or something, if it’s an advice thread that’s over a year old, that is annoying. I wish those would just be removed after a while.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Completely agree. It pushes new threads with active users down on the page (or back several pages), while the entire first page ends up filled with irrelevant threads from 3 years ago.

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Hyperventilate:  It’s possible to be annoyed with something little while still living a happy and fulfilled life.  I doubt anyone is spending a whole day fretting about this.<br />

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it is better to search the threads for relevant topics that have lots of responses before starting a brand new one anyway. Keeps the place a little more tidy.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would suggest starting a new thread on the topic if the original thread is years old. The other people on the thread probably aren’t even active anymore. But looking through older threads for advice is aok. You might be your question answered without posting.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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Hyperventilate:  I agree.

It can make perfect sense to continue an old thread, as I often search for old threads to still get the advice or info I need.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

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DaneLady:  This might have been partially directed at me?  I knew it was an old thread, but the timing was just really serenipitous.  I explained myself and apologized in my post, and it wasn’t even wedding related, so I guess I don’t see the harm?  Also, I’m not a new bee.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Annoys me too! Sorry but after 2 years I don’t think the OP needs your advice any longer.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

It is annoying. It doesn’t ruin my day or anything when I see old posts pop up, but I notice it enough that the thought has crossed my mind that I wish people would take note of dates before posting new comments.<br />

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