(Closed) Reviving old posts with useless comments….WHY????

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
7432 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

It’s usually new posters who I can only assume have no idea what they are doing and don’t know how to Internet.

Post # 3
4884 posts
Honey bee

anonbeebeebee :  Honestly I only respond on there when it’s on page one or two of the boards and I actually think it’s new. I hate it too honestly becasue I’ve thought up a nice response but then I see it’s from 5 years ago. UGH! 

Post # 5
47201 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

anonbeebeebee :  I think everyone has done it a time or two when they are new. You don’t always notice the date of the OP when you search for something. And God knows WeddingBee’s search feature is not the greatest. It’s only since the last update that you have been able to sort by Relevance or Date and Relevance is still questionable.

Post # 6
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

anonbeebeebee :  On the other hand, some themes in posts are universal, i.e. would you forgive a cheater, how do I stop people from asking when we are getting engaged, etc.

Post # 8
1983 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

I find this irrationally irritating too! I remember a bee (not new) bringing back a thread that was 6 years old. I think it was about a bee getting grief for having a no kids wedding. The wedding had happened and the bee updated that all went OK. Bee hadn’t been on the forum for 4 years but was getting tagged. Only takes a few seconds to look at dates etc. Often a new thread should be started. 

Post # 9
119 posts
Blushing bee

I did this this morning. I had multiple tabs open and didn’t realize one thread was from a few months ago. I tend to error on the side of giving people the benefit of the doubt that anyone could easily do the same thing.  I don’t think anyone is doing it to intentionally piss anyone off and move old posts up/send new posts down. 

Post # 10
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

You are way too angry about this. LOL. I have never done it, but I think the biggest reason this happens is because posters don’t notice the date when they post something.

Post # 11
1184 posts
Bumble bee

Annoying to see old threads, sure. Especially if I’ve written a reply and then realise it’s ancient.

People posting about themselves, less annoying. I quite like reading the anecdotes and how individuals have responded to similar situations. To me, it makes advice feel more relatable and gives the posters food for thought rather than I think you should do X y z’

Post # 12
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

fun topic. 🙂 it always makes me laugh, never upsets me.

but i do hate it when an OP *NEVER* comes back to update their posts or even respond to anyone. especially when they receive pages of wonderful advice. or lots of concerned people that would love to help but have questions that need answered first. and some just have me downright worried and concerned. drives me so crazy!!! then i try to calm down and realize this is just a wedding site and it affects my life in no way at all… lol 

sorry to rant about something a bit different. but it seemed fairly appropriate here! 

Post # 13
1983 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

nifer317 :  that reminds me, did the bee whose OH said her labia now resemble a taco instead of a peach ever respond? I’ll have to go and search….

Post # 14
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

i think it depends, in certain threads that dont get used as often, years old threads pop up on the second or third page. So it doesnt take a whole lot of searching to find really old threads started years ago. 

ive used the search box to look at all kinds of threads that interest me, and sometimes dont realize how old some of them are. Ive also noticed if you search for a specific topic usually the oldest ones pop up on the first page. 

I dont think people do it intentionally, but when you search for something specific and the first thread to pop up is from 4 years ago, i dont think people even realize it till after they post a comment. 

Post # 15
549 posts
Busy bee

DaisyBlossom :  I agree!

I, personally, can’t give “advice” unless it comes from a place of experience. I’ll usually back that up with my story to show either the outcome or why I voiced my position on a subject.

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