Post # 1
I post on here quite frequently under a different name, and enjoy getting wedding advice, as well as fitness and wellness advice. I have never had a problem with any of the opinionated bees, or venting on here, as I am here to get advice on my wedding, not really get caught up in the drama. But for some reason I couldn’t help but get annoyed when I would look something up, and post on it or ask a question, not paying attention to the post date. I’m here to get advice and have fun, I personally could care less when the post was made, but I will look under my profile in hopes of getting a real response, and I get so mad whenever I get something like “do you know this is a dead thread?” or “way to bring back a dead thread….. okay…..carry on” I was just looking under another thread, and someone else posted a long time after the thread was opened, and so many people gave her crap….. I just would like to know if it is proper etiquette to not post to an old “dead” thread. Is it an actual big deal? Do you get annoyed when someone opens a “dead” thread? Why is it such a big deal?
Post # 3
I get annoyed mostly because alot of times old threads are brought up and the bee asks the OP a question and the OP isn’t even on here anymore to answer it.
Post # 4
On internet forums in general, people tend to not like “necroposting”. Some forums even have rules against posting in threads older than a certain number of months, or some turn off posting ability on old threads.
I think it really depends on the type of post it is. If it’s a general information post and the information may still be relavent, I don’t have a problem with it. Some things are interesting to revisit, such as the “model versus real bride” threads, “show off you x-type of ring”, etc.
But if it’s a time-sensitive thread, I think it’s kind of silly to post in something that the OP is long gone or the time-frame is expired (like responding after her wedding is already over about something that pertains only to her specific wedding/situation).
I’m not one to point it out though, I usually just ignore it and let it die again itself.
Post # 5
I’ve posted on really old threads on accident before, I try not too! I think once in a while it’s fine and people shouldn’t say rude things, they should just let it go! I’m sorry you weren’t treated the best:(
Post # 6
i think it depends on the thread.
if it’s about a very specific topic/question, then it’s a very minor annoyance, no biggie though.
if it’s a more general topic, i think it’s fine to resurrect.
Post # 7
I think it depends on the thread, too. I see a thread on the top of the boards, I click on it, help the OP (link sites or whatever) and then realize it was from a year ago and her wedding is over. But,I never express anything mean to any of the other PP’s. It just reminds me to check the OP’s date before I go and spend time finding the answer(s).
Post # 8
It’s just kind of pointless to bump up a thread like “HELP ME CHOOSE MY DRESS!!” when the bride’s wedding was 6 months ago. I don’t post anything but I roll my eyes and think really?
Post # 9
I’ve done that too. I start to respond and then realize it’s a really old post before I actually post on it. I absolutely agree that it is rude for someone to be snarky about it.
Post # 10
I think if the content is relevant it can be helpful to other bees with the same question and concerns. I see no problem in reviving it. If it has something to do specifically with the op and it’s really old then reviving it seems unnecessary.
I can’t believe someone would be so mean to comment and say something nasty instead of either contributing to the discussion or ignoring it. I guess now we know how much some people hate it.
Post # 11
That is one of the reasons I wish you could sort your search results by date! It really only bothers me in the classifieds, when people try to sell something/buy something from someone who posted 3 yrs ago.
Post # 12
@mkewed2010: Perhaps suggest that in the ideas section on the site!
Post # 13
@abbyful: well said.
And maybe wrong or not, but just like life, there are “ettiquete” rules that may or may not be dumb, but people are expected to abide by them.
Post # 14
I would not be annoyed at all.
I really dont see y anyone would let their ruffles get feathered over an old thread. A silly thing to get mad over. And if u do, you have WAY too much time on your hands to get mad at something so trivial.
Post # 15
It happens! No worries, just ignore when people get all huffy over an old post. It really depends! Some threads are meant to stay alive and are time proof, while some are dead and don’t produce prodcutive advice and conversation.
Sorry for your frustration and treatment!
Post # 16
I’ve done it before, mostly earlier in my weddingbee career. 🙂 Really, it doesn’t matter and if people get annoyed, well they can be annoyed. You’re offering constructive advice and oops, you didn’t realize the post was old. Maybe it’ll help someone else out. Never know.