"Necroposting"

I don’t know that this shall be on #general or #meta but many topics (including many of mine) have been closed and the reason was “Necroposting”. What is it? What does it mean?

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It means posting on a post that hasn’t had a reply in a while, and the post you added isn’t adding useful information to the topic!

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It’s the act of bringing back to life a topic that wasn’t active for a long time.

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So you mean that if I post “XD that might be true!” On a 2 year old topic that is Necroposting?

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This is a typical example.

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Yes, that is like the ultimate necropost. It may be considered trolling, and you may end up at a golf course collecting flags.

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So this is Necroposting:


mister X
I’m too lazy to get to my iPad to play IFL. Am I too lazy?

24 months later
mister X no. 2
LOL XD! You might be correct!

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Yes that is.

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Okay. Thanks

I did this on Matt outside region post
It got closed and I got flagged 🙂

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Favourite Word for closing topics

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I remember that one…hope you learned the lesson.

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Forums have only been around for a year lol.

That was my topic 🙄
But anyway, I always see Carson say necroposting more than anyone else.

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Why not just search the web? 😕

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I didn’t know that this was so hard to use…

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I dont understand how that can be a bad thing…
Sorry for my ignorance :/

It has no point to add to the topic. Examples being “Haha you are right.” Three months after a topic last had a response, it is absolutely unnecessary. Makes the forum look unofficial and messy. Things like these will get you flagged.

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Sorry I got your topic closed dude 🙁