Necrobumping — for those who don’t know, generally involves forum members posting in old, dormant threads. Trolls utilise this tactic as well. Recently I’ve noticed a spike in this behaviour. While most are doing the right thing, it’s important to remind everyone that such habits aren’t encouraged, nor do they usually facilitate viable discussions.
The only time it makes sense to revive a dead thread is if you genuinely have something meaningful to contribute that’s productive to the topic. A great example of this can be seen with the threads on Elusive Targets being revived as the targets themselves are re-activated. Most members who properly revive threads also acknowledge they’re bumping an old discussion to the front page of the forum, and thus have a legitimate reason for doing so.
So keep that in mind. Thanks for your attention and please be careful hanging your Christmas tree decorations.