- Forum Manager
Chat it up about everything related to owning a forum. Give your advice to other forum owners about what to do in certain situations, etc.
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For those who don't know, necroposting is the act of bumping up old topics. I'm not talking advertising posts, that in itself is a given, but I mean discussion topics in general. Not only do we here at Chatting Time allow necroposting, we actually encourage it. Nothing has ever peeved me more than logging into a forum and seeing a gazillion posts on the same, if not similar topic. Obviously there are exceptions as to when bumping up old topics is a huge no-no across the board, like when talking about news updates on video games, new forum software updates etc. There are occasions where we may cut you some slack. Take video games for instance: a topic comes up saying that a new game is due out soon and practically everybody on the site is looking forward to the official release date of said game. In this case we may leave the topic up for a bit longer than usual so people can discuss the game via general discussion. After a time though, maybe a few weeks to a month after the game comes out, we might lock the topic and ask members to post a second general discussion about the game and just talk about it in that thread.
- Server Admin
I think it should be encouraged if someone has something worthwhile to add to the discussion!
- Forum Manager
Exactly. Sometimes when I go to other forums and see 5 to 10 topics on the same subject, sometimes I wish I was on staff at the forum in question so I can go through and merge all the duplicate content. I've never understood why people are so strict about this. Again, some discussions I can understand locking after a time, like forum software updates, sales of domains or websites that have long since been completed etc, but general topics have always confused me.
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