Post # 1
I am seeing so many old threads pop up on the main page and people are still commenting as if the event has not passed. All it takes is to skim and read it to figure out if maybe the OP updated already and/or look at how long ago it was posted. Of course, I’m mainly talking about issues/questions that required an answer months/years ago. General threads that ask a question with no “time limit” are always fun to read.
But yeah, please read something before commenting. Or don’t – I do find it amusing sometimes!
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
@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
@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
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 The worst is when someone says “I didn’t read all the comments, but…” then says something extremely outdated.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
who cares? Just close it when you see it’s old
Post # 12
@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
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
Oh, just ignore it if you don’t like it. It’s not a big deal. Doesn’t affect you.
Post # 15
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
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!