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MGtrack 09-13-09 08:20 AM

This thread was a total waste of time.

khatfull 09-13-10 02:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by khatfull (Post 9660371)
Classic! I just set a reminder in Outlook to do the same on 9/12/2010! Even included the URL to make finding it easier. :D

As promised, thread resurrection one year later. Reminder set for next year. :)

ahsposo 09-13-10 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by khatfull (Post 11454539)
As promised, thread resurrection one year later. Reminder set for next year. :)

A man who keeps his promises!

FWIW, as a relative newcomer have thoroughly enjoyed some zombie threads. Some, well, not so much.

See you next year.

Rollfast 09-13-10 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spry (Post 9660344)
right on!

By the way,
Could you recommend a comfortable saddle for me?

I could recommend a good horse...good saddles for those are often made locally.

Rollfast 09-13-10 05:02 PM

The answer is 14 years, because the whitewalls were dingy and treads geting old. Still good for spares however.

The main way threads get ressurrected on other sites I'm on is usually for spamming.

You are lucky.


Quote:

Originally Posted by banerjek (Post 9661151)
Not sure what the issue is with old threads or why every recurring issue should be posted on a new one.

Granted, waking up old ones is sometimes a way of screwing around, but if people respond to an old thread, it indicates that the issue hasn't really changed (i.e. the thread is still relevant) or possibly that there is more to add to it.

For example, in the first 6 hours after it was resurrected, the tire replacing thread at http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/2136-when-do-you-replace-your-tires.html generated more more than triple the number of serious replies than the original thread did. Obviously, the issue is interesting to a number of members.

In any case, what's the harm in waking these things up? It's not like it happens very often, causes problems, or that all the new threads are so relevant anyway. Perhaps the instructions for the site should indicate that people should ignore threads they find uninteresting.


khatfull 09-12-11 07:53 PM

Back up for another year...then back to sleep again. Almost like a cicada, only at 1 year intervals rather than 17 :)

http://www.hearditinabar.com/wp-cont...90_Cicada2.jpg

Tom Stormcrowe 09-12-11 08:04 PM

It's the annual newbies to the internet and forums time of year. New College kids, out on the net with a lot of free time, exploring, among others.

khatfull 09-12-11 08:16 PM

Awww, Tom, I just have a reminder set to resurrect this one every year...if you'd rather I not say the word. Just having a little fun.

Siu Blue Wind 09-12-11 11:47 PM

We'll see ya next year!

khatfull 09-12-12 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind (Post 13217692)
We'll see ya next year!

And here it is...

ZOMBIE THREAD LIVES AGAIN!

Now back to sleep for another 365...

khatfull 09-15-13 08:30 AM

Few days late but here's the zombie thread again nonetheless.

Back to sleep for another year!

unterhausen 09-20-13 08:35 PM

I keep suggesting that zombie threads turn a deeper shade of green the older they get, but nobody listens to me.

curbtender 11-27-14 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by khatfull (Post 9660324)
Mods, can you turn off posting to threads over, say a year old?

If a tree fell in the woods five years ago, would it be rotten by now?

bikemig 11-27-14 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by banerjek (Post 9661151)
Not sure what the issue is with old threads or why every recurring issue should be posted on a new one.

Granted, waking up old ones is sometimes a way of screwing around, but if people respond to an old thread, it indicates that the issue hasn't really changed (i.e. the thread is still relevant) or possibly that there is more to add to it.

For example, in the first 6 hours after it was resurrected, the tire replacing thread at When do you replace your tires?? generated more more than triple the number of serious replies than the original thread did. Obviously, the issue is interesting to a number of members.

In any case, what's the harm in waking these things up? It's not like it happens very often, causes problems, or that all the new threads are so relevant anyway. Perhaps the instructions for the site should indicate that people should ignore threads they find uninteresting.

+ 1. I think I need to start a thread on why cyclists don't wave.

So I missed that this is a zombie thread. I know that's why they sometimes get resurrected.

Wanderer 11-27-14 10:59 AM

I was going to post something useful on this thread, but it is already useless anyway..... Matter of fact, it was useless when it was started.

bikemig 11-27-14 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wanderer (Post 17344370)
I was going to post something useful on this thread, but it is already useless anyway..... Matter of fact, it was useless when it was started.

This looks pretty uselessly useful to me, ;)

curbtender 11-27-14 12:04 PM

Well, if you have the time to read this thread... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM

Rollfast 11-28-14 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by khatfull (Post 9660324)
Mods, can you turn off posting to threads over, say a year old?

I believe the answer will still be NO.

AS ALWAYS.

There have been a couple threads here and there that benefitted, and new posting usually stops in short order if it's pointed out and generally recognized that it's not relevant anymore.

ON THE OTHER HAND, you would shut down my thread Tempest, The Grey Bike Grows Up, which I have worked on for over 6+ years, as well as several long-running Foo threads, A&S....think about it. Your criteria are too narrow and lumping 'dead' threads in with others would be, well, silly.

Others might say your shifting isn't indexed, I have to note. You have too many things gumming your cassette to travel well. Step back and hose the bike down, adjust your derailleur and oil your chain.

Your MUP will be clear and afford a swift journey.

ThermionicScott 02-17-15 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unterhausen (Post 16088462)
I keep suggesting that zombie threads turn a deeper shade of green the older they get, but nobody listens to me.

I like that! :lol: Someone proposed that "[ZOMBIE THREAD]" be tacked onto thread titles that were resurrected after a certain period of inactivity so that people would know.


(I don't normally do this, BTW. ;))

unterhausen 02-23-15 08:30 PM

The deeper shade of green idea is genius, if I do have to say so myself. I belong to a forum that deletes a thread if it hasn't been active in a year. I don't really like it. The function of old threads here is that the archives drive a lot of traffic.

Rollfast 03-02-15 06:19 AM

We exist as a vital repository for the entire cycling community and beyond. If the topic was covering a personal question and not directly pertinent to another member, you might ask for it to be closed but that isn't usually a useful mode d'emploi or necessary here.

People are going to have the same questions again and again and given both the historically messed up nature of vBulletin's search functions AND the fact that people are more anxious to dive in than read ahead (terms of site usage anyone?) it seems to have become routine to just deal with it, politely, in a PM or offsite if need be.

No big deal. That's what we have staff for. Contact them when you have questions, we have great staff (as if The CABE or X or Y dot com don't...that's why you start or run a website I'd hope).

loky1179 09-11-15 08:01 AM

Zombie thread resurrection! Khatfull must have been caught by actual zombies, since he is no longer providing the required thread reanimation.

Rollfast 09-12-15 02:05 AM

He couldn't because the Tardis was commandeered by some talking dog named Peabody.


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