(Closed) What's the deal with resurrecting old threads?

posted 5 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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7673 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@texasbee:  I agree, it’s frustrating. I posted in the “Ideas” section that threads should automatically close if no one posts for 1 month. Someone suggested 3 months might be better. But otherwise, my suggestion was ignored.

 

Post # 4
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11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I notived that, too. I’ve seen lots of, 2, 3, and even 4 year old threads being bumped up lately. That’s great and all, but people are answering the OP that’s way outdated (even the threads that are a few months old). I’m sure the OP whose wedding date was September 2012 doesn’t need help choosing a dress in May 2013. 

Post # 5
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4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It is really strange. Why waste time answering a question that no longer needs answering? I guess some people don’t look at the date of a thread? Just like a lot of people never go through and read updates from the OP and realize the dilemma has already been resolved.

Post # 6
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9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am willing to bet it’s due to the HORRIBLE search feature.  People search for a term they’re interested in, and post in whatever thread they see without checking the date first.

Post # 7
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1285 posts
Bumble bee

People searching, google.  I know I google things for the wedding and old threads linked to here come up. 

 

Post # 8
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1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@peachacid:  Yup, I think this is why too… whenever I search for topics, lots of super old threads pop up.

Post # 9
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1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

People don’t read the details of the thread. It’s the same reason a lot of people comment on the Month Twins threads that are not even remotely for their month.

Post # 10
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7276 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

There is also the related topics box at the bottom of each thread. Sometimes those seem interesting so I click on them. I typically check the date before I post but maybe not everyone does. Maybe they could change those so that only recent related topics show in that box.

Post # 11
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729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t know, I kind of like that this happens. I find some of these older threads interesting, and would have completely missed them if they hadn’t popped up. I agree with others that it’s probably the search function–I know I’ve searched for keywords and ended up finding old, old threads. Like I said, I don’t mind it though. 🙂

Post # 15
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1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think sometimes its useful to have them stay open (threads about altering or accessorizing a specific dress which may still be in production, etc) but I do think 99% of the time it’s the “related threads” that comes up at the bottom of each thread. I click on those all the time and sometimes they are over 3 years old!

Post # 16
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729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@texasbee: lol that’s happened to me too. It only bothers me when it’s an advice thread and I spend a lot of time formulating a considered response, only to find that the situation is most likely totally resolved. It is kind of annoying then, but I have gotten enough useful info from super old threads (that I appreciate being able to bookmark and add to), that I think the rewards outweigh the annoyance for me. 

That said, it is REALLY annoying to spend a lot of time replying to something only to realize that it’s completely irrelevant. 🙂

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