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  • 06-14-2006 5:19 PM

    • tofu
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    Bumping Threads WTF

    I signed up for a forum three years ago.  I had completely forgotten about it.  I just now got an email saying that someone had replied to a thread I subscribed to.

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?p=2291987#post2291987

    What idiot replies to a three year old thread??
  • 06-15-2006 5:40 AM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    Idiots who don't read and have no concept of time.

    In complex analysis, a meromorphic function on an open subset D of the complex plane is a function that is holomorphic on all D except a set of isolated points

  • 06-15-2006 5:51 AM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    Someone whose system clock is 3 years delayed? :P



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  • 06-15-2006 9:06 AM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    "Gee, so many posts in the future. Forum software must be borked."

    In complex analysis, a meromorphic function on an open subset D of the complex plane is a function that is holomorphic on all D except a set of isolated points

  • 06-18-2006 7:08 PM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    lol
    newfunction=noitcnufwen
    begin
    {{{If
    {Read(WTF)=True
    {ReturnValue(x<y<x)}}}}
    Or
    {If
    {Read(WTF)=False
  • 06-19-2006 4:32 AM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    years from now this thread will be bumped.
    The pig go. Go is to the fountain. The pig put foot. Grunt. Foot in what? ketchup. The dove fly. Fly is in sky. The dove drop something. The something on the pig. The pig disgusting... see bio for the earth shattering ending.
  • 06-19-2006 6:36 AM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    It has already been bumped!

    I can't help but notice the irony in life.

    In complex analysis, a meromorphic function on an open subset D of the complex plane is a function that is holomorphic on all D except a set of isolated points

  • 06-19-2006 1:43 PM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    BUMP! [:P]
    With kind regards,
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  • 06-20-2006 6:01 PM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    *hip bump*

    Hm.

    This could get annoying real quicklike.

    In complex analysis, a meromorphic function on an open subset D of the complex plane is a function that is holomorphic on all D except a set of isolated points

  • 06-20-2006 8:44 PM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    dhromed:
    "Gee, so many posts in the future. Forum software must be borked."

    Similarly, dates of posts that are posted here appear slightly "advanced" with respect to my system clock which was synch with the server time, even though I already set the appropriate timezone...

    As of this writing, the latest post in the The Daily WTF forum is 9:18 AM, but my system time is only 8:36 AM and clicking the thread states that the latest post was posted 22 minutes ago... uh, what???



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  • 03-02-2009 12:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    tster:
    years from now this thread will be bumped.

    Wow, you were right!!
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  • 03-02-2009 2:11 PM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    This action actually has a name - "Threadomancy" and people who realize they're responding to a very old post will use it somehow.

    I've seen it happen in a number of circumstances and about 75% of the time it actually is appropriate (trying to bring an outstanding issue to conclusion, saying thanks for a solution that actually worked, etc.) and the other 25% of the time is because someone was too lazy to see if there was a newer thread.

    EDIT - ~facepalm~
    Yeah, I just looked at the dates on the original posts.  Um... threadomancy?

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  • 03-02-2009 11:45 PM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    MrsPost:
    This action actually has a name - "Threadomancy"

    No, "Necroposting".

  • 03-03-2009 10:07 AM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    Zagyg:

    tster:
    years from now this thread will be bumped.

    Wow, you were right!!

     

    best bump ever!   When I read that post I was like, OMFG, I remember posting that.

    The pig go. Go is to the fountain. The pig put foot. Grunt. Foot in what? ketchup. The dove fly. Fly is in sky. The dove drop something. The something on the pig. The pig disgusting... see bio for the earth shattering ending.
  • 03-04-2009 6:01 AM In reply to

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    CDarklock:

    MrsPost:
    This action actually has a name - "Threadomancy"

    No, "Necroposting".

     

    While I generally believe that necroposting has its excuses, can you still actually call it "necro" if the dead topic in question is already buried under several layers of limestone? I propose "archeoposting" for such occasions.

  • 03-04-2009 7:50 AM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    tster:
    Zagyg:
    tster:
    years from now this thread will be bumped.
    Wow, you were right!!
    best bump ever!   When I read that post I was like, OMFG, I remember posting that.
    Only question now is how long do we wait till the next one. I'm thinking... 2012

  • 03-04-2009 10:50 AM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    DOA:

    tster:
    Zagyg:
    tster:
    years from now this thread will be bumped.
    Wow, you were right!!
    best bump ever!   When I read that post I was like, OMFG, I remember posting that.
    Only question now is how long do we wait till the next one. I'm thinking... 2012

    It can't happen after 2012, anyway.
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  • 03-04-2009 2:05 PM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    Zagyg:

    tster:
    years from now this thread will be bumped.

    Wow, you were right!!

     

     <hands clapping>

     Well played, Sir.

  • 03-04-2009 7:59 PM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    Zagyg:
    tster:
    years from now this thread will be bumped.
    Wow, you were right!!
    You just couldn't wait the requisite 3 years, could you?

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  • 03-06-2009 10:37 AM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    CDarklock:

    MrsPost:
    This action actually has a name - "Threadomancy"

    No, "Necroposting".

    As a lv 55 Threadomancer I feel it is my obligation to Necroposting is simply one of the many disciplines of threadomancy.  Now just stab yourself in the heart with this here dagger and I'll make sure your necroposting in no time. Soon my army of Undead threads and posters will rule the world!!!! MWUA HAHAHAHAHAHA.

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  • 08-01-2010 5:50 PM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    dhromed:
    It has already been bumped!

    I can't help but notice the irony in life.

    Do you guys remember the day when posting in a thread which hadn't been active in 3 days was considered a bump on these forums?

    The pig go. Go is to the fountain. The pig put foot. Grunt. Foot in what? ketchup. The dove fly. Fly is in sky. The dove drop something. The something on the pig. The pig disgusting... see bio for the earth shattering ending.
  • 08-01-2010 6:36 PM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    tster:

    dhromed:
    It has already been bumped!

    I can't help but notice the irony in life.

    Do you guys remember the day when posting in a thread which hadn't been active in 3 days was considered a bump on these forums?

    Is it 2012 already?
    It's... Monkey Piston's Frying Circle!
  • 11-27-2012 9:56 PM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    bjolling:
    Is it 2012 already?
    Yes.
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  • 11-28-2012 6:38 AM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    welp.


    In complex analysis, a meromorphic function on an open subset D of the complex plane is a function that is holomorphic on all D except a set of isolated points

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  • 11-28-2012 8:28 AM In reply to

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    Nice try, guys.

    tster's younger self from 3 years ago:
    When I read that post I was like, OMFG, I remember posting that.
    In contrast, I don't remember posting in here before. WTF?
  • 11-28-2012 8:38 AM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    PSWorx:
    In contrast, I don't remember posting in here before. WTF?
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  • 12-01-2012 4:48 PM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    Since this thread was originally from 2006, and revived once in 2009 before lying dormant 3 more years until now, does that make it a double necropost?
    I'm Spark Mandrill, and I'll... hey... can I... what, it BOUNCES?... 'kay, I'm splodin' now.
  • 12-01-2012 10:07 PM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    ekolis:
    Since this thread was originally from 2006, and revived once in 2009 before lying dormant 3 more years until now, does that make it a double necropost?
    If you count the post the OP referred to, which apparently was from 2003, that would make it a triple necropost.
  • 12-03-2012 6:03 AM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    Ben L.:
    bjolling:
    Is it 2012 already?
    Yes.
     

    PSWorx:
    Nice try, guys.

    tster's younger self from 3 years ago:
    When I read that post I was like, OMFG, I remember posting that.
    In contrast, I don't remember posting in here before. WTF?
    I forgot about this one too. Still, I blame Ben L.  :p

    It's... Monkey Piston's Frying Circle!
  • 12-04-2012 12:03 AM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    I blame me too.
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  • 12-15-2012 10:10 AM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    Well, I don't agree that the people who necropost are to blame. I think it's an obvious usability flaw, the software should either show a message when a thread hasn't had replies in X days, or lock/archive it (and that's not just Community Server's fault, most forums still don't do this). I personally would color-code the age of posts, and allow "bump-less" replies too (in case you just want to add some information to an old thread for some reason).

    Of course that is an inherent problem of the "forum" format. People come and go, and they still want to discuss things that were discussed 6 years ago, so you either have the same thread being created once every few months or the same thread being bumped once every few months.

  • 12-21-2012 12:58 PM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    tofu:
    I signed up for a forum three years ago.  I had completely forgotten about it.  I just now got an email saying that someone had replied to a thread I subscribed to.

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?p=2291987#post2291987

    What idiot replies to a three year old thread??
    Don't you think the whole UNIX thing might last more than just three years...? There could be some useful information there.
  • 12-21-2012 3:47 PM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    tofu:
    What idiot replies to a three year old thread??
    Someone who has an answer to it!
    Let's using TeXnicard.
  • 12-23-2012 11:01 AM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    I'm tempted to go bump the original thread, but I think I'll wait until 07-18-2013.

  • 12-23-2012 11:31 AM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    spamcourt:
    until 07-18-2013.
     

    Damn, 2013 has over 18 months?

  • 12-23-2012 8:19 PM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    Cassidy:

    spamcourt:
    until 07-18-2013.
     

    Damn, 2013 has over 18 months?

    Damn, the 18th month of 2007 has 2013 days?
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  • 12-24-2012 6:11 AM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    Ben L.:
    Damn, the 18th month of 2007 has 2013 days?
     

    He's from one of those other solar systems we found.


    In complex analysis, a meromorphic function on an open subset D of the complex plane is a function that is holomorphic on all D except a set of isolated points

  • 12-24-2012 6:25 AM In reply to

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    dhromed:
    He's from one of those other solar systems we found.
     

    And he comes in pieces.

  • 12-24-2012 7:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    dhromed:

    Ben L.:
    Damn, the 18th month of 2007 has 2013 days?
     

    He's from one of those other solar systems we found.

    Pedantic dickweed time: There's only one solar system because there's only one star named Sol. All other star systems have different names or no names at all.
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  • 12-27-2012 6:02 AM In reply to

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    Ben L.:
    Pedantic dickweed time: There's only one solar system because there's only one star named Sol. All other star systems have different names or no names at all.
     

    No.


    In complex analysis, a meromorphic function on an open subset D of the complex plane is a function that is holomorphic on all D except a set of isolated points

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  • 12-27-2012 11:33 AM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    dhromed:

    Ben L.:
    Pedantic dickweed time: There's only one solar system because there's only one star named Sol. All other star systems have different names or no names at all.
     

    No.

    Yes. Oh and by the way, the earth is flat.
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  • 12-27-2012 12:01 PM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    galgorah:
    Oh and by the way, the earth is flat.

    promise?

     


    In complex analysis, a meromorphic function on an open subset D of the complex plane is a function that is holomorphic on all D except a set of isolated points

  • 12-28-2012 4:11 PM In reply to

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    dhromed:
    Ben L.:
    There's only one solar system because there's only one star named Sol. All other star systems have different names or no names at all.
     

    No.

    OK.  Then explain the origin of the word solar.

     

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  • 12-28-2012 4:36 PM In reply to

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    El_Heffe:
    dhromed:
    Ben L.:
    There's only one solar system because there's only one star named Sol. All other star systems have different names or no names at all.
    No.
    OK.  Then explain the origin of the word solar.
    It that makes you feel better...
    solar (adj.)

    mid-15c., from L. solaris "of the sun," from sol "sun" (see sol). Meaning "living room on an upper story" is from Old English, from L. solarium (see solarium). Solar power is attested from 1915. Solar system is attested from c.1704. Solar plexus (1771) "complex of nerves in the pit of the stomach," apparently so called from its central position in the body. Solar cell attested from 1955. Solar panel is from 1964. Solar wind is from 1958.

    ...of course...
    How many solar systems are in our galaxy?

    So far, astronomers have found more than 500 solar systems and are discovering new ones every year. Given how many they have found in our own neighborhood of the Milky Way galaxy, scientists estimate that there may be tens of billions of solar systems in our galaxy, perhaps even as many as 100 billion.

    If we accept the original dickweedery, I suppose you could pedantic dickweed out of it by taking a page from blakeyrat and say that our solar system is also taking a page from Walt Whitman: "I am large, I contain multitudes."
    this post is bossy
  • 12-29-2012 12:06 AM In reply to

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    boomzilla:
    " from sol "sun" (see sol)
     
    boomzilla:
    If we accept the original dickweedery, I suppose you could pedantic dickweed out of it by taking a page from blakeyrat and say that our solar system is also taking a page from Walt Whitman: "I am large, I contain multitudes."
    The original statement was correct and not really pedantic dickweedery. .  Solar system should only refer to our system due to the origin of the word solar.  However, in all fairness, solar system is one of those phrases that has become so common and well known that it has become generic in usage, largely because nobody ever calls the sun "sol" -- it's just "the sun"..  It's like saying "filming a movie" even though no film is involved.  "Digitally videoing a movie" just doesn't sound right.  Or "dial the phone" even though almost no phones have dials any more.  Everyone knows what you mean so we just continue to use it even though it's wrong.  And that's OK.  As long as people understand what you mean there's really no problem.

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  • 12-29-2012 7:39 AM In reply to

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    El_Heffe:

    boomzilla:
    " from sol "sun" (see sol)
     
    boomzilla:
    If we accept the original dickweedery, I suppose you could pedantic dickweed out of it by taking a page from blakeyrat and say that our solar system is also taking a page from Walt Whitman: "I am large, I contain multitudes."
    The original statement was correct and not really pedantic dickweedery. .  Solar system should only refer to our system due to the origin of the word solar.  However, in all fairness, solar system is one of those phrases that has become so common and well known that it has become generic in usage, largely because nobody ever calls the sun "sol" -- it's just "the sun"..  It's like saying "filming a movie" even though no film is involved.  "Digitally videoing a movie" just doesn't sound right.  Or "dial the phone" even though almost no phones have dials any more.  Everyone knows what you mean so we just continue to use it even though it's wrong.  And that's OK.  As long as people understand what you mean there's really no problem.

    No, it was totally pedantic dickweedery, unless the year is 1912 instead of 2012.

    You must be really upset that your computer isn't a woman with an abacus. Come to think of it...I'm kinda upset that mine isn't, either.

    this post is bossy
  • 12-29-2012 11:51 AM In reply to

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    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    El_Heffe:
    nobody ever calls the sun "sol" -- it's just "the sun"
    Except for those people in whose languages the word for "sun" is "sol", or course.

    But it's not like Spanish (or Portuguese for that matter) are among the most widespread languages, so who cares?

    If mixed metaphors were illegal, I'd be having an indigestion.
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  • 01-14-2013 2:25 PM In reply to

    Re: Bumping Threads WTF

    Zecc:
    ...

    Is your job title Grand Nagus by any chance?

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    mott555:
    Zecc:
    ...

    Is your job title Grand Nagus by any chance?

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