Is allowing people to necro a thread really a bad thing?

Tejan Ausland's picture

On forums, you eventually get threads that no one has relied to in awhile. Most forums discourage users from replying to such threads and even prohibit it in their forum rules.

Is it really beneficial to discourage people from replying, or is it worth it to have some new blood come into the discussion even though it may be old.

Support Guide's picture

Depends

Depends if they are bumping the thread, or if they are actually adding value by responding.  If they are contributing something useful or interesting, I personally don't mind.  It's bumping an old thread that can get annoying.

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