Colour code zombie threads?

(136 Posts)
quoteunquote Mon 29-Apr-13 19:10:00

I unwittingly contributed to a thread that had for some reason (best known to the person that did it),been resuscitated,

Could you add, a colour bar where the title is, or on the side, that indicates how old a thread is, blue for current, green a week old, yellow a month, orange six, and red year and beyond,

Then people would be instantly aware when joining in with a thread as to when it was started, as clearly a lot of us don't spot the year when on these threads, and some times people carefully choose threads that the day and month match to resuscitate.

Anyway it would be a simple way of stopping the annoying problem, and for people like the person who started the thread in the above link, they wouldn't have to have something they probably rather forget jump out at them, I hope the OP of that thread is happy now.

Tee2072 Mon 29-Apr-13 19:19:51

That's a really good idea, quote. Better than locking them as has been suggested previously.

RustyBear Mon 29-Apr-13 19:24:38

It would probably also help if Advanced Search results were organised by date, latest first, rather than by alphabetical order of the topic they're in - if you search for a subject, chances are you'll hit an old thread before a recent one.

FruOla Mon 29-Apr-13 20:38:25

Seems like a good idea. As long as it doesn't give poor Tech yet another heart failure when it gets added to his To Do List!

I will never forget that thread where the OP, who hadn't had a single reply anyway, unwittingly answered herself two years later grin

quoteunquote Mon 29-Apr-13 22:42:34

really FruOla ?grin that's really funny, but only because it's the kind of thing I would do,

What did she say?

I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to change the colour of the line around this box I'm replying in , and the bar "Add your message here' and the topic bar at the top,using the opening post date as the time line.

On obscure subjects, its good to be able to use an old thread, something like bee keeping or one of the rare genetic subjects it's sensible ,

I dislike the idea of locking them, also people like to be able to return to threads to update, a colour code would mean that someone seeing the thread for the first time during an update, would realise it worth reading the whole long thread before commenting, something that often causes friction or irritation.

It seems to me that as we are all very good at taking visual reminders and warnings, it would be a very simple way of making the board far more user friendly, and as a result easier to moderate.

FruOla Tue 30-Apr-13 09:10:18

Without giving too much away for fear of causing her further embarrassment if she's still here, she had asked about a specific brand of childcare equipment. Got no answers. Three years later (yes, it was three years, not two), she must have been doing a search for that brand name and found her own unanswered thread. So she answered something along the lines of "I bought one a few years ago and X, Y and Z" - and she still had her same NN. The next person on the thread said "you know you're talking to yourself three years ago, right?". I'm afraid this resulted in much hilarity, although peppered with a certain amount of sympathy.

The coincidental thing was that her NN was so apt under the circumstances, which gave rise to even more hilarity. If she's still here, I guess she's NCd.

But that actually proves your point, quote. If she'd seen the thread was over a year old because of a colour code, it might have jogged her memory that she'd started a thread about it herself a year or so back.

I like the idea too. I saw one thread where the re-animator had done it deliberately from the best intentions and mentioned that on some forums it is correct etiquette and you'd be flamed for starting a thread on a topic that had one already, however old. Colour-coding would show that we do things differently here.

Startail Tue 30-Apr-13 09:17:20

Yes to some sort of system and Yes Yes to sorting out search so most recent thread comes on top.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 30-Apr-13 09:41:48

Hi there

Thanks for these suggestions; we will have a think about it and come back to you.

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 30-Apr-13 10:42:36

I remember that FruOla.
It was hilarious grin.

quoteunquote Tue 30-Apr-13 11:00:47

After I started this yesterday , I realised I had posted on more than one zombie thread, (the train suicide) , now I know I am a bit of a pillock , but clearly I am not the only one,

At least it would make it obvious what you were contributing to.

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 30-Apr-13 11:13:33

I often read the zombie threads and notice posters that have either namechanged or even been banned. Or i think I've seen that before.
That is when I check the date, but I've been caught out a couple of times.
A lot of people say what's the harm, but I don't like responding to people that may not exist any more.
I think the colour coding would be a great idea.

GoblinGranny Tue 30-Apr-13 11:18:31

I get ignored on zombie threads. grin
I sit there saying 'It's dead'
'Zombie thread'
'The OP left two years ago'
'Tumti tumti tum, when will anyone notice?'
And no one pays any attention, because no one reads the thread, they just leap straight in with their tuppence-worth. That thread is still growing, mostly with irate northerners being insulted and insulting. Oh well.

quoteunquote Tue 30-Apr-13 11:28:34

mostly with irate northerners being insulted and insulting

Hopefully one of them is the original OP, now totally happy and bonded with the city, name changed and with some sort of amnesia causing her not to realise she started the thread.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Tue 30-Apr-13 11:32:12

Good idea.

Of course, depending on the thread, it being old isn't necessarily a problem. Some conversations can be picked up months or years later and people enjoy diving back into it and it doesn't hurt at all (say, an old thread about, I dunno, religion, brought back after a year). Others - eg if someone is asking for advice - it's pointless to.

but either way, colour change would be good, because at least it's clear.

I mean, you'd think that we'd all be able to read the bloody date on the OP, but no. blush

FruOla Tue 30-Apr-13 11:33:21

There's another one in AIBU at the moment, about recycling, that was started two years ago. Someone on the resurrected part of it has said :

"Recycling old threads - how very environmentally conscious" grin

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Tue 30-Apr-13 11:34:02

I saw that. Bloody funny.

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 30-Apr-13 12:22:56

There was one from a couple of weeks ago that had been started in 2010, resurrected a year later then again recently.
A number of people said it was a zombie thread, but so many people just read the first post and don't RTFT anyway, (my pet hate on MN) it carried on with a life of it's own.
It was about taking the best stuff from charity shops.
I expect to see it back in early 2015.

FruOla Tue 30-Apr-13 16:42:18

I agree with Hec (who doesn't?!). If the thread relates to something that isn't really 'time sensitive' which can be carried on for years a while, then it doesn't matter.

IamtheZombie Tue 30-Apr-13 17:48:54

Zombie thinks she would quite like to be colour coded.

Tee2072 Tue 30-Apr-13 17:53:37

I remember the one with the poster answering herself!

Goblin I love the ones where it's a question about a specific age and I can post 'Um, this is 3 years old. The toddler in question is now in school...' or similar.

grin

ItsYoniYappy Tue 30-Apr-13 17:59:18

I'm so thick I actually thought Zombie was having colour coded threads.

Good idea, I didn't see the train one first time round but it looked a bit nasty, I'm assuming it pffted!

Flisspaps Tue 30-Apr-13 17:59:42

There was one not so long back asking advice about stopping a child taking off their nappy or babygro or something in their cot.

The child would have been getting ready to start secondary school by the time the thread was resurrected by someone kindly offering advice grin

quoteunquote Tue 30-Apr-13 21:26:01

Was the advice put a pop up vest over a pop up baby grow?

There must be a way of at least flagging up that it's an old thread so that even if the poster chooses to resurrect it you can see at a glance it's a zombie. I know the date is there and I'm alert to that most of the time.

On the other hand I sometimes wish there was the opposite of a zombie, stickies I think they call them.
I'm a regular haunter on the teenage page and about once a month someone starts a new thread about 17 year old drivers and car insurance. If only all the wisdom of past replies was in one place.

quoteunquote Wed 01-May-13 18:55:08

Well when someone starts one, just add a link to the previous one.

I like the idea of the colour codes, as it doesn't have to stop people using a thread, it just helps people make a choice about replying,

across the internet the etiquette is quite different on many forums, as to using old threads, on some forums you must, some you must not, I like that MN is flexible, or tries to be,

when someone does resuscitate an old thread it always annoys some, that won't change unless they are locked, MN could only lock them if they locked all old ones, which would be even more annoying for those who do have long on going threads of use,

at least if they were colour coded, then people could decide if they want to join in with an old thread, they may well want to join in with the new post, and not answer, reply to the original OP.

quoteunquote Sat 11-May-13 20:17:59
SilveryMoon Sat 11-May-13 20:20:45

I like the idea of the advanced search being in most recent date order.
The colour coding is ok, but would there be a key code on the screen? I wouldn't remember what colour was for what time period so there'd have to be a reference on the page somewhere

quoteunquote Sat 11-May-13 20:43:54

just have a key next to reply box

blue for current, (same as now,cold)
green a week old, (starting to mould)
yellow a month, (pus forming)
orange six months, (septic)
red year and beyond (burned up)

as in reverse rainbow.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 11-May-13 20:48:00

Hello

Sorry, not sure where we got to with this; we'll try to find out but it probably won't be until after the weekend. Sorry!

quoteunquote Sun 12-May-13 12:56:26

thanks for replying, it would be nice to have an instant visual clue.

ItsAllTLAsToMe Sun 12-May-13 13:02:51

I think this is a great idea smile. And sorting the threads by date when you search for something would be great too.

Startail Sun 12-May-13 13:10:42

Please colour code, my dyslexic brain transposes numbers, the time date stamp thingy does my head, especially in tiny print on my phone.

FruOla Sun 12-May-13 15:51:35

Apparently Tech has a 'Tech Queue'.

Who wants to get first in the queue for Tech? grin

SuffolkNWhat Sun 12-May-13 16:43:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FruOla Sun 12-May-13 18:17:17

<snort>
fortunately I don't actually need to get into Tech's queue at the moment!

quoteunquote Tue 14-May-13 18:58:42

Two or three zombies in aibu this evening.

quoteunquote Tue 14-May-13 19:32:30

feel free to link so we know what to avoid, is it the same person bumping them?

I replied on a zombie thread this week, and then someone had the cheek to call me rude when i said ffs! I think colour coding is a great idea.

Also the search results need looked at. Date order is a good suggestion and can they be a bit more accurate too? If I'm searching for a particular phrase, I don't want search results of every thread that contains either word. Oh and while I'm on a roll, I can't work the thing that lets you choose which topics to search. It's ridiculously difficult.

<rant over blush>

Should have explained I didn't bump it, a few others did. I picked it up on Active.

quoteunquote Tue 14-May-13 20:03:39

someone had the cheek to call me rude when i said ffs! shock

well I was less polite on the above thread.

I do understand else where on other forums, the done thing is to find an existing thread, so for a new poster an understandable mistake, but I don't think the majority of zombie threads resuscitated are anything other than amusement for the sad person who did it.

SuffolkNWhat Fri 17-May-13 11:47:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

quoteunquote Fri 17-May-13 12:17:33

come on MNHQ colour code the threads,

I keep spotting zombie threads, I haven't been on here yet and not spotted one recently,

there one on purple shoe polish running now, the child in question must have feet twice the size of the shoes that needed polish now.

SuffolkNWhat Sat 18-May-13 14:46:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

quoteunquote Tue 21-May-13 18:57:07
SoupDragon Tue 21-May-13 19:04:17

What about people who are colour blind?

quoteunquote Tue 21-May-13 19:22:14

grin good point,

as we age we all lose the ability to differentiate between colours as accurately as we do as children, most people have no concept of their diminishing ability to distinguish subtleties in the colours and tones,

So give each of the colours above a pattern (like sewing stitch indicators symbols on sewing machines) , then all people will be able to differentiate.

I wonder how many colour blind MNers there are?

good forward thinking soupdragon.

SoupDragon Tue 21-May-13 21:44:51

Less than there would be on Dadsnet smile

SoupDragon Tue 21-May-13 21:45:52

as we age we all lose the ability to differentiate between colours as accurately as we do as children

Heaven help DS2 then... He already cannot see the difference between blue and purple at all.

quoteunquote Tue 21-May-13 23:15:16

We can distinguish the most differences in greens, comes from when we went gathering our food, so we "see' more greens than the other colours.

He already cannot see the difference between blue and purple at all

well no art school for him then.

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 22-May-13 15:50:53

aaaaaaand here's another one

It's in Relationships and appears to have been resurrected by a fruitloop

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 22-May-13 16:39:35

Update: aforementioned fruitloop has now said that this is part of a research project - he looks at 20 threads per day and shares his findings with a 'group'!

Definitely time for colour-coding imo.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 22-May-13 17:17:58

BoreOfWhabylon

Update: aforementioned fruitloop has now said that this is part of a research project - he looks at 20 threads per day and shares his findings with a 'group'!

Definitely time for colour-coding imo.

Thanks for the heads-up. We'll take a look.

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 22-May-13 17:30:28

Thanks Helen [Grin]

(I did report him on the thread and I may have been a little bit goady but all in a good cause )

quoteunquote Wed 22-May-13 20:58:44

thought about the point that soupdragon made, just break up the line around the box(add your message here), the bigger the gaps the older the thread, so over a year like the above will be dots.

but still do the colours as it will be really helpful for most people.

quoteunquote Sat 01-Jun-13 00:04:01
YoniBottsBumgina Mon 03-Jun-13 09:27:16

I can't understand forums which don't let you start new threads about some topic which was discussed once in 2003. A fresh perspective is great!

quoteunquote Mon 03-Jun-13 10:03:42

I agree, Information changes, I think a fresh perspective is great, and some threads quite rightly should continue over time,

I just think that it would be nice that when old threads are bumped often by miscreants, people don't end up adding to a thread that is years out of date, some of the threads bumped are hurtful to the original OP, it can't be very nice to see one of your old threads bumped.

MardyBra Mon 03-Jun-13 12:34:01

I think colour coding is a great idea.

MardyBra Mon 03-Jun-13 12:35:04

It doesn't even have to be complicated. Just a spot of red for anything here the op is over a few months old or summat.

quoteunquote Tue 18-Jun-13 12:00:37

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/1671713-to-be-so-bothered-by-reborn-dolls-and-this-ebay-situation?msgid=39760706#39760706

Zombie threads all over the place.

if I bump this thread and people see it on active then they may check the OP date on threads today, I still forget and it clearly annoys me.

If we do do colour coding, please explain the colours there and then.
Bumping is often done by newbies who don't know the "mumsnet way".

MissStrawberry Fri 28-Jun-13 19:18:20

I just started a thread with the same suggestion today grin.

quoteunquote Fri 28-Jun-13 19:38:19

So Misssssss Strawberry is my thread not good enough for you.

shock
sad
angry
grin

Did anyone ever tell you MissStrawberry you are a genius.

quoteunquote Fri 28-Jun-13 20:02:01

Another problem with zombie threads is the sense of Déjà vu you get, people could end up superstitious. grin

It is worth bumping one the "how do we avoid inadvertently posting on a zombie thread" when you spot one, then anyone who uses active conversations gets a heads up to be cautious.

MissStrawberry Fri 28-Jun-13 20:05:24

I am so very very sorry

I didn't see your thread

great minds think alike

MissStrawberry Fri 28-Jun-13 20:06:18

I spent ages reading a worrying one today to find out it was years old and there was no update.

quoteunquote Sat 29-Jun-13 16:44:52
HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 29-Jun-13 18:09:37

Hello. Thanks for all your posts.

We'll put our zombie-thread thinking caps on. (Or should that be rucksacks?)

quoteunquote Sun 04-Aug-13 19:16:58

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/property/1664229-Should-you-clean-the-house-youre-moving-out-of

just a bump of this zombie thread to point out they are around again, can't believe I read right through one, someone had put zombie thread, but I didn't want to give it another bump.

OH, hows the thinking coming on MNHQ?

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 10:59:02

quoteunquote

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/property/1664229-Should-you-clean-the-house-youre-moving-out-of

just a bump of this zombie thread to point out they are around again, can't believe I read right through one, someone had put zombie thread, but I didn't want to give it another bump.

OH, hows the thinking coming on MNHQ?

Still working on it! Promise to update you all when we're closer to something concrete. We def haven't forgotten, though.

quoteunquote Mon 05-Aug-13 13:47:23

thanks, it really would help.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 09-Aug-13 16:22:43

Right. We have released a solution for this. Hope you like it.

STERN NOTE: this is not permission to go around making zombie threads. Anyone who does will be severely walloped round the head with an OF rucksack.

FancyPuffin Fri 09-Aug-13 16:36:32

I love it!!!

<Bows down to MNHQ genius>

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 09-Aug-13 16:41:16

FancyPuffin

I love it!!!

<Bows down to MNHQ genius>

grin

quoteunquote Fri 09-Aug-13 17:38:06

severely walloped around the head with a rucksack

shock

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 09-Aug-13 17:41:52

quoteunquote

*severely walloped around the head with a rucksack*

shock

You are very very very norty.

I may have to send the undead round.

YoniBottsBumgina Fri 09-Aug-13 17:44:01

Ooh!

But how are we supposed to see the new solution if we don't go around making zombie threads? grin

magimedi Fri 09-Aug-13 17:49:22

Could someone please tell me what the solution is?

I may be being very thick - but I can't see it!

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 09-Aug-13 17:50:36

YoniBottsBumgina

Ooh!

But how are we supposed to see the new solution if we don't go around making zombie threads? grin

You can see it without making a zombie thread. Promise.

Just find a thread where the most recent post is six months old or older.

And then close it down nicely - and come and report back.

Tee2072 Fri 09-Aug-13 17:52:11

I'll be right back...

Fiderer Fri 09-Aug-13 17:53:11

<snort>

V good grin

Tee2072 Fri 09-Aug-13 17:53:24

I just looked at a post from Feb 05 and see nothing...

magimedi Fri 09-Aug-13 17:54:01

Brilliant!

I just need to know who the artist is! The pencil wielding artist, not the piss artist as that's all of you lot !

Gin time wine

magimedi Fri 09-Aug-13 17:54:34

Tee - scroll down to the reply box.

Tee2072 Fri 09-Aug-13 17:54:41

HA! Got it! Not sure what the first one had that meant it didn't have the message but now I see it.

Awesome!

wine to Tech and the gang.

Oh, I likey! grin

Cindy34 Fri 09-Aug-13 18:02:42

Can't see any difference via Mumsnet App - looked at a thread from January.
Will there be an app update?

Love it grin

quoteunquote Fri 09-Aug-13 18:13:40

what ?
confused

I can't see anything.

Yay!

Ah so it's not just thread that are six months or older its if the most recent post is six months or older.

How many posts will the warning last for? Because spammers bump of threads and the people continue to post on them.

mirai Fri 09-Aug-13 18:23:24

I can't see anything....l

YoniBottsBumgina Fri 09-Aug-13 18:23:42

Haha grin I like it!

quoteunquote Fri 09-Aug-13 18:33:21

Found it, so if a thread has already been posted on, then the warning will not be there?

So if it is a deliberate resuscitation by a troll person of dubious intention, will they be the only one to see it?

It usually being drawn in because a thread has been bumped that is a problem, when someone has already posted.

quoteunquote Fri 09-Aug-13 18:35:38

here is an example of the solution for those who haven't found it. Scroll down.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 09-Aug-13 20:27:08

quoteunquote

Found it, so if a thread has already been posted on, then the warning will not be there?

So if it is a deliberate resuscitation by a troll person of dubious intention, will they be the only one to see it?

It usually being drawn in because a thread has been bumped that is a problem, when someone has already posted.

The warning will remain as long as the most recent post and/or the next most recent post are more than six months old.

So if a spammer, reanimates it, the warning's still there for the next unsuspecting poster.

BOF Fri 09-Aug-13 20:35:06

I love the little cartoon zombie.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 09-Aug-13 20:41:33

BOF

I love the little cartoon zombie.

It's me after a night on the gin...

quoteunquote Fri 09-Aug-13 22:44:30

It's me after a night on the gin...

It's me before a night on the gin.. grin

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 09-Aug-13 22:46:00

Yay! Well done HelenMN and Tech flowers wine

HelenMumsnet

It's me after a night on the gin...

I miss gin.

It is splendid!

The zombie is fabulous!

quoteunquote Sat 10-Aug-13 09:55:18

The warning will remain as long as the most recent post and/or the next most recent post are more than six months old

So if a spammer, reanimates it, the warning's still there for the next unsuspecting poster.

so as long as we don't get two in a row, the zombie threads shall die.

FruOla Sat 10-Aug-13 10:54:59

Brilliant!

NoComet Sat 10-Aug-13 11:10:26

Thanks tech et. al. flowers

IamtheZombie Sat 10-Aug-13 21:47:49

Zombie has now seen the Zombie thread alert. She has also checked her emails. MNHQ appear to have forgotten to contact her to negotiate the terms on which they may use her image.

Ahem.

grin grin grin grin grin

CharlotteCollinsismovingon Sat 10-Aug-13 22:00:07

It's great!

Can we get the cartoonist to draw new pics for the drop-down menus?

<slaps wrist>

Kidsarekarma Sat 10-Aug-13 22:14:36

Oh, I've just posted on a zombie thread, sorry.

I thought I'd recycle it as it's in site stuff and I have the same problem as the original OP.

<wallops self with OFRS>

teacherwith2kids Sun 11-Aug-13 10:44:44

Oooooh! I like to zombie thread alert A LOT!!

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 11-Aug-13 10:45:24

IamtheZombie

Zombie has now seen the Zombie thread alert. She has also checked her emails. MNHQ appear to have forgotten to contact her to negotiate the terms on which they may use her image.

Ahem.

grin grin grin grin grin

grin

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 11-Aug-13 10:46:16

Kidsarekarma

Oh, I've just posted on a zombie thread, sorry.

I thought I'd recycle it as it's in site stuff and I have the same problem as the original OP.

<wallops self with OFRS>

No, that's fine, Kidsarekarma. It's not forbidden to reanimate a dead thread. It's just that some folks were posting on them, unaware that it was long dead...

Kidsarekarma Sun 11-Aug-13 15:24:39

Phew Helen, thanks. I can see it would be unhelpful to post on some old threads.

I'm still waiting for a reply to my question on it

I love it. Thank you tech.

Onetwothreeoops Sun 11-Aug-13 18:24:00

So, if a spammer reanimated a thread and posted twice the Zombie warning disappears?

I think I see a potential flaw in the system...

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 11-Aug-13 21:27:01

Onetwothreeoops

So, if a spammer reanimated a thread and posted twice the Zombie warning disappears?

I think I see a potential flaw in the system...

True. But spammers aren't known for their intimate knowledge of MN Talk features, eh?

(well as long as they're not reading this thread smile)

atrcts Sun 11-Aug-13 21:34:15

What's wrong with resurrecting a zombie thread?!!!!

People offer billions of advice not noticing that the ops children are probably grown up by now.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 12-Aug-13 09:31:10

atrcts

What's wrong with resurrecting a zombie thread?!!!!

Nothing.

The problem was, some folks weren't realising it was a zombie thread - and were then annoyed at having taken the time to, say, answer someone's questions about potty-training their two-year-old when said two-year-old was now about eight.

atrcts Mon 12-Aug-13 15:12:19

Haha - oh yeah, I gotcha. Mind you, if its true that "there is nothing new under the sun", someone else could be in the exact same spot and benefit from the discussion?

Kind of nothing is ever wasted mentality wink

FruOla Mon 12-Aug-13 15:19:05

I refer to a Zombie thread from a while back (this is quite a nice one).

The OP had posted about a buggy. Nobody answered her. Three years later she answered herself - despite the fact she hadn't namechanged in the meantime, but she hadn't noticed that she was answering herself. And her NN was so apt to her talking to herself after that length of time.

But that was harmless, albeit a bit daft.

Some of them, though, make you think 'WTF?'

ClayDavis Mon 12-Aug-13 21:36:30

Nothing really wrong with resurrecting this zombie thread. But it does indicate a slight flaw in the system. What happens when at least 2 people don't care that they're resurrecting a zombie thread?

TheDoctrineOfJetlag Tue 13-Aug-13 22:25:23

Love the message!

quoteunquote Tue 13-Aug-13 23:14:50

ClayDavis Interesting that happened almost immediately the zombie system started.

I suspect colour coding was too complicated.

BlehPukeVomit Wed 14-Aug-13 00:20:25

I love the new zombie thread alert. It is just perfect. grin

Sorry to piss on your chips HQ, (I do love the zombie pic btw!) but could we have a warning at the top of the thread too? Just thinking with all the posts here about someone benefiting from the advice years down the line, that advice changes over time, and could be hugely inaccurate by the time the new person sees it?

Maybe if the warning disappeared at the bottom after two posts, but one remained at the top of the thread? (Also saves me spending hours reading a thread to get to the bottom and find its a dead one!)

quoteunquote Wed 14-Aug-13 14:49:06

that a really good point BeyondTheLimits

quoteunquote Wed 14-Aug-13 14:49:35

isblush

DoItTooJulia Wed 14-Aug-13 19:29:07

Late to the party, but it worked! I almost posted on a zombie thread....until I saw the zombie! Yay!

BlehPukeVomit Wed 14-Aug-13 20:59:17

I don't think the zombie warning should disappear at any time even if the thread receives lots of new posts

quoteunquote Wed 14-Aug-13 23:17:53

I agree the zombie should stay for entirety, then at least people would be able to make an informed judgment if they wanted to contribute to the thread.

quoteunquote Wed 18-Sep-13 09:56:20
quoteunquote Sun 22-Sep-13 13:07:28

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/1649484-To-consider-not-shopping-the-thief

The zombie should stay a lot longer than two posts, it may be giving a false sense of security.

I didn't bump the thread by writing a zombie warning on it, maybe MNHQ should comment on threads like these, so even if the warning has gone, it will help people to remember to look at the date of the OP.

quoteunquote Sun 27-Oct-13 19:04:31

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