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BeCool Fri 16-Aug-13 22:43:59

Just saw it for the first time - it's brilliant.
Well done MNHQ!

bruffin Sat 17-Aug-13 18:44:06

It doesnt seem to be working very well, there were two zombie threads today. One was 5 years old and the other is 6 years old

mrscog Sat 17-Aug-13 19:05:48

I like it!

Nagoo Sat 17-Aug-13 19:09:03

I like it too.

<waits for in-crowd badge>

LEMisdisappointed Sat 17-Aug-13 19:12:53

So does it come up automatically or does someone have to report it?

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Sat 17-Aug-13 19:14:59

Oh no! I killed the dead zombie thread link above!

Sorry. I stupidly forgot that it wouldn't be 'zombied' anymore with my stupid reply. blush

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 17-Aug-13 21:26:45


So does it come up automatically or does someone have to report it?

It comes up automatically - with the first and second posts on threads that haven't been posted on for six months or more.

With the third post onwards though (as ewe has just discovered), it disappears.

Isabeller Sun 18-Aug-13 09:16:52

so if Ewe's reply was eleted would the thread be rezombied? grin

Isabeller Sun 18-Aug-13 09:17:01


choccyp1g Mon 19-Aug-13 17:03:54

So if a few do-gooders post "zombie thread" "zombie thread" then it stops showing the warning? ???

BeCool Mon 19-Aug-13 17:12:37

SoupDragon has succinctly nailed it:

"It's not a rule that you can't reanimate a dead thread - this just warns you that the question you are answering may well have been dealt with years ago."

MN aren't trying to burden us with rules re old threads. It's simply a warning that you may be posing on a very old thread. Which the poster is free to ignore if s/he wishes to.

Waltons Tue 20-Aug-13 17:43:57

If anyone wants to see the alert, it is on show here

JUST DON'T POST ON THE THREAD, OK?!! <stops shouting>

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 21-Aug-13 19:08:06

I think it's a great idea.
It may help people that CBA RTFT too.

ZingWantsCake Thu 22-Aug-13 10:42:18

<wags finger at Tee>


SunshineBossaNova Thu 22-Aug-13 15:46:57

I love it. And the new cake smiley.

Maryz Thu 22-Aug-13 22:56:55

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Maryz Thu 22-Aug-13 22:57:44

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NorksAreMessy Sun 25-Aug-13 22:26:10

I LOVE the zombie thread picture and have just seen it for the first time. Brilliant MNHQ - especially the picture. I feel a badge coming on smile

EhricLovesTeamQhuay Wed 28-Aug-13 20:15:34

Why does it disappear after two posts? I think it should be more.

paprikash Sun 01-Sep-13 20:41:27

Better a cute character than some smart arse actually bothering to post in order to inform you you have dared to post on a zombie thread. Even if it is your first time and it was a long thread and not obvious and so on...Frankly puts me off the whole thing altogether.

CatAmongThePigeons Sun 01-Sep-13 20:57:47

I like the zombie warning. Its not on bereavements is it? shock

nickelbabe Tue 03-Sep-13 13:04:02

i saw the zombie alert on my tablet, but now i'm on my computer it's not there.
i clicked the sample link at the top, too.
i'm in firefox

nickelbabe Tue 03-Sep-13 13:11:29

s'orright, i just realised that people have posted on it, thus removing the zombie warning

BIWI Sun 08-Sep-13 16:29:37

I've just spotted my first one, and it made me grin

One of the other things that often happens with old threads is that they are resurrected by spammers, so hopefully it will also alert people to that.

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 08-Sep-13 16:44:11


southeastdweller Fri 11-Oct-13 22:24:32

I just went to revive an old thread in Adult non-fiction (last post was in the spring) and saw the new alert. Now I'm feeling self-conscious about reviving it so I probably won't. I agree with Relaxed, such a weird rule and one I've never seen before on an internet forum.

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