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View Poll Results: Should people be free to necropost?
Yes! Live and let live. 27 79.41%
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Necroposting sounds dirty. Is it dirty? 3 8.82%
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:08 AM   #16
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I did read that thread, but I think that the issue might have had to do with the "Similar Threads" section as well. I mean instead of the person digging up old threads, it seems more likely that they were looking at the "Similar Threads" and commented on those as well.

I think that it would be helpful if the threads in the "Similar Threads" section were not so old.
It doesn't matter where people get the threads from. Similar threads are fine and perfectly acceptable.

The problem is with people who come across whatever threads for whatever reason, read them, see that they don't really apply (or don't bother to check --possibly "train-of-thought is boarding at the station"?), then post meaningless stuff, like responses to out-of-date instructions and even totally-unrelated stuff.

In Worldwalker's post, some idiot was vandalizing MR with complaints about Sony. Possibly using the Similar Threads list. But either way, it is just one more case of people necroposting where they don't belong --regardless of why.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:16 AM   #17
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One problem I can see with auto-locking would be in the Library. Many uploaders resurrect very old threads to upload new book versions, many readers resurrect them to comment on books they have down-loaded. Maybe if an auto-lock policy was implemented, it would have to exclude the Library.

And yes, I think the "Similar Threads" can be very confusing for any poster. It's sometimes hard to judge whether an old thread is relevant, or if its *title* just happens to be similar to the thread you are currently reading. Case in point, four out of five of the Similar Threads for this one are titles that simply contain the word "Wrong". This is not necessarily helpful...
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That is why people should read the threads first...
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That is why people should read the threads first...
Oh, but that takes away all the mystery and adventure!
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