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sunshinesupermum Sat 13-May-17 17:02:18

AIBU to expect people to begin new threads rather than tack on to old ones?

Two property threads today - one 10 years old and the other 2016 which I began reading and begin commenting on before realising that they were not current threads at all. Just start a new one guys, please.

LIZS Sat 13-May-17 17:06:07

Yanbu. There seems to have a series of random revival of Zombie threads recently.

Floralnomad Sat 13-May-17 17:11:32

I must admit I revived an old thread in Telly Addicts but at least there it's still relevant . I think the zombie post notice needs to be bigger - like splashed across the page at an angle , or a big red X

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Sat 13-May-17 17:32:16

It's been suggested. HQ are concerned about putting newbies off.

Sparklingbrook Sat 13-May-17 17:34:30

We have asked so many times. sad But the latest reason was what Empress said.

AvonBarksdale99 Sat 13-May-17 17:35:57

A lot of other forums discourage multiple threads on the same subject, and would actually like people to comment on an older thread about the same subject

thesunpeeksthrough Sat 13-May-17 17:36:20

To be fair, people do start squawking about such-a-thread being 'done' 1000 times, too.

Sparklingbrook Sat 13-May-17 17:36:55

Yes, I quite like MN because it's different to other forums.

There will be a 'Like' button next. sad

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Sat 13-May-17 18:42:43

People have also suggested a gentle suggestion at the top of zombie threads that it might be better to start a fresh one.

After all, it must be equally if not more off-putting for newbies to have their post responded to with a flood of complaints about zombies which probably don't even make sense to them.

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