to think anyone who revives a zombie thread should be banished from MN?

(70 Posts)
MardyBra Sat 05-Jan-13 11:44:23

Forever.

uptheamp Sat 05-Jan-13 11:45:32

what are zombie threads? threads that have died a long time ago or threads about zombies?

Arthurfowlersallotment Sat 05-Jan-13 11:45:51

I'll let you know in about six months.

picketywick Sat 05-Jan-13 11:46:57

Please let the Mumsnet rule makers make the rules. We are only guests.

MardyBra Sat 05-Jan-13 11:47:44

uptheamp Threads from months or years ago. I've just spent ages reading a zombie thread about wedding photography to discover it's yesterday's news.

wigglybeezer Sat 05-Jan-13 11:47:46

No, many people find mumsnet by googling something they are worried about, a link to an old thread comes up and they post on before realising its an idle thread.

uptheamp Sat 05-Jan-13 11:47:48

lol a pickety

HappyNewBleurgh Sat 05-Jan-13 11:48:09

I suppose it's ok if you revive and say 'I've revived this thread because...' but to drag it out and continue chatting on it as though 5 years haven't elapsed is a bit strangeconfused

TanteRose Sat 05-Jan-13 11:48:29

I'm with you Mardy - it does my head in confused

MardyBra Sat 05-Jan-13 11:48:43

Oh yes. MNers would never argue with MNHQ over the rules.

ILoveTIFFANY Sat 05-Jan-13 11:49:17

Can't really lay down the law.... People are as free to post on them as they are current threads!!

AmberLeaf Sat 05-Jan-13 11:49:32

No not at all.

The content of thread is often informative and helpful, they don't have a use by date on them.

I think people who post Zombie thread on revived older threads should be banned! ok I don't really, but I do think it makes them look silly.

HappyNewBleurgh Sat 05-Jan-13 11:49:39

A big sign or something to make it obvious it's an old one would be useful.

10Sylvia5 Sat 05-Jan-13 11:50:15

Oh dear, Im a newbie and I think Ive just done that (resurrected a zombie thread!)

Dont ban me! Ive only just discovered you all. And I really do want know about anyone who still has SPD

omletta Sat 05-Jan-13 11:50:28

I agree MardyBra

TanteRose Sat 05-Jan-13 11:50:35

Would be good if they could be flagged with a colour

Mugofteaforme Sat 05-Jan-13 11:50:35

So isn't an opinion relevant in time, or do we just close our minds and keep our mouths shut?

IsawFoofyShmoofingSantaClaus Sat 05-Jan-13 11:51:29

Oh I dont know, poor bastards can't win really.

New to MN, look up a subject, contribute to an old thread,( not knowing its not the 'done thing') gets lambasted.

Starts a new thread on a subject that's been done a zillion times, gets lambasted.

It's a lose/lose.

AmberLeaf Sat 05-Jan-13 11:51:58

I think all posts being dated is a bit of a give away really. Its not that hard to check the date is it?

If you post without checking the date, you can't really get annoyed at people for bringing up old threads.

LadyBeagleEyes Sat 05-Jan-13 11:52:20

I agree with Mardy.
Just start a new thread.

MardyBra Sat 05-Jan-13 11:52:31

Why not start a new one and get new opinions Mugoftea (unless it's about P&T parking)? Otherwise we're posting and debating with people who might not even be here any more.

AmberLeaf Sat 05-Jan-13 11:52:39

Excellent point ISawFoofy

uptheamp Sat 05-Jan-13 11:53:19

have to say it doesn't really bother me and if the thread is long and i don't recognise it i do check the date

MardyBra Sat 05-Jan-13 11:53:19

Do you really check the date of every thread Amber?

WitchOfEndor Sat 05-Jan-13 11:53:20

Braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaains

<lurches around>

<eyeballs OP and realises it's not that kind of zombie thread>

<picks up eyeball and lurches out of thread>

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