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AIBU to wonder why some weirdo keeps bumping zombie threads?

(28 Posts)
AfunaMbatata Wed 17-May-17 20:08:26

Just that really, it's annoying me more than it should angry

TwatteryFlowers Wed 17-May-17 20:10:09

Probably because they know it's annoying and are hoping to get a rise/see a thread like this.

PortiaCastis Wed 17-May-17 20:11:52

Because whoever does it is a prize twat and should be ignored

AfunaMbatata Wed 17-May-17 20:14:18

Oh dear, I've helped them achieve their goal?! For shame on me!!

Seriously I just don't get what they get out of it, very strange..

EtonMessi Wed 17-May-17 20:17:11

'Twas ever thus.

Sparklingbrook Wed 17-May-17 20:18:56

They think they are funny. Then they get to watch and laugh while everyone berates a long gone OP from 2012 or before.

Then people argue that 'on other forums' it's totally the done thing to resurrect dead threads from years ago and they can't see what the problem is. hmm

But at least I get to post this grin

BIWI Wed 17-May-17 20:20:24

Is it always the same poster?

JigglyTuff Wed 17-May-17 20:21:50

Who knows BIWI? Personally I can't tell one User2316546541321 from another

Sparklingbrook Wed 17-May-17 20:22:55

There was one over the weekend where the same poster went around reanimating stuff.

What I have noticed is that it's more often than not the really long AIBU threads that get reanimated, you don't really get a thread with four posts on suddenly revived.

SerenadeOfTheSchoolRun Wed 17-May-17 20:24:28

I did this when I joined mumsnet in 2004. It was because I googled the subject, found a relevant thread and didn't look at the dates. As a newbie I didn't know about Zombue threads and was shy to start one of my own.

amysmummy12345 Wed 17-May-17 20:25:08

Unless its the pushchair thread it's just not funny 😆

Boophis Wed 17-May-17 22:54:45

I've heard about the fabled pushchair thread... anyone got link to it?

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 17-May-17 22:57:48

I've been here about 5 years and have still not seen the pushchair thread!

Lukeandlorelai4Ever Wed 17-May-17 23:01:48

Oooh what's the pushchair thread?!

DioneTheDiabolist Wed 17-May-17 23:06:00

Because a long time ago they formed the belief that any attention is good attention.sad

5foot5 Wed 17-May-17 23:20:22

A couple of weeks ago I started a thread on Site Stuff asking if zombie threads could be clearly highlighted in some way at the top of the thread.

Mumsnet's initial response was that they had removed the zombie symbol as it was "off putting to newbies" and they had no plans to reinstate it.

After quite a few other posters came on to express their exasperation they modified this to "we will pass on your comments but don't hold your breath" and eventually when even more posters commented they implied they were looking in to it.

So you never know....

ExplodedCloud Wed 17-May-17 23:26:16

The pushchair thread was something like:
OP (in 2008) "Can anybody tell if this pushchair is any good?"
Next post in 2010 "Yes it's fine"
Thirds post 10 minutes later "Oh ffs. I answered my own question. I'm the OP"

amysmummy12345 Wed 17-May-17 23:29:56

I think the pushchair thread it's in classics... Title something like "best stroller to take on holiday"

CheeseQueen Wed 17-May-17 23:41:09

Haha, I remember seeing the pushchair one a while back. Brilliant!! grin
Basically somebody asked if a certain type of pushchair was any good.
A few years later, OP came back and talked to her past self and told her it was good grin

LatinForTelly Wed 17-May-17 23:45:24

...and her username was something echo grin

amysmummy12345 Fri 19-May-17 15:21:00

Ecco I think?

FreyBentosMondays Mon 07-Aug-17 16:50:31

I've noticed Lazarus bumping a few

notreallythere Mon 07-Aug-17 16:52:36

Lazarus? Well, good username for it.

roundtable Mon 07-Aug-17 16:53:28

And you have revived one too i think FrayBento or should I say lazarus grin

frieda909 Mon 07-Aug-17 16:53:43

This one is from May... oh the irony!

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