keekee53 wrote: »
Can you guys like close old threads? I don't mind if threads are necro'd. Sometimes bugs or the discussions are still valid two years later. It really bothers me when we are having a current conversation on a necro'd thread and I go to respond only for it to be closed because it is necro'd.
I think it would be better if all old discussions were just closed and if someone wants to still discuss, they can create a new thread. Maybe some of the forums sections can be skipped like the creative corner as it was brought to my attention there are a lot of old threads there.
Wolfee wrote: »
@EA_Lanna Thank you for making this thread. I never realized that it was a problem to revive old posts, but I do now. I actually necro'd an old post about Gay Parenting in the Sims 4 a few days ago by accident by giving useful information. The thread was closed the same day. I'm just glad people can still go to those old threads because my post could help someone in the future who searched for it on Google.
Simburian wrote: »
One forum I was on warned me that the last post to a thread was (dated) a long time ago. Maybe this might be useful to warn those who find them? It certainly stopped me from adding to it.
The actual information might be useful for those who haven't got most of the pack though with a rider that all problems in old posts probably patched.
igazor wrote: »
I think what @Simburian means is that an automatic text warning appears when we begin to respond to a thread that has remained dormant for a long time with an option to proceed anyway, as was also mentioned at the very beginning of this particular discussion before it got torn away from wherever it originally was and made into its own thread. Not that a human moderator generated formal warning is required. "Warning, this thread has not been posted to for 180 days. Do you want to continue?" or something like that. And yes, that kind of feature can indeed be very helpful.
Simburian wrote: »
Sims3 is a legacy game now and is not likely to have anything new for it (except Mods and CC), not the concern of EA, so does it matter that those new to the game resurrect old threads to ask questions? This may be an annoyance to those who have played the game for some time but that seems a little bit selfish in my opinion. At least there were Prima guides for those to inform of new stuff.
Sims 4 is a game which is being updated and changed all the time with Packs and Patches and should be more carefully checked for outdated necro'd threads. Some are still current in terms of objects and interactions and bugs not addressed yet. There are no guides for it except those produced by external sites and some of those have started charging for theirs.
In Sims 4 we are all in the dark about what Packs contain except for nuggets of information from SimGurus and Forum posters who try to help. (Many thanks to them). No wonder Newbies thrash around trying to find their way.
Maybe a better Search facility might help with a "how far back" 1 year, 2 year etc., limit or what Pack?
Simburian wrote: »
Sims3 is a legacy game now and is not likely to have anything new for it (except Mods and CC), not the concern of EA, so does it matter that those new to the game resurrect old threads to ask questions? This may be an annoyance to those who have played the game for some time but that seems a little bit selfish in my opinion. At least there were Prima guides for those to inform of new stuff
haleybob729 wrote: »
Does it count as necro-posting if a discussion was opened/started in 2015, but the last time someone posted on it was a few months ago?
iamsweetmystery wrote: »
I only first learned about "necroposting" a couple of days ago. I never knew it was such an issue for some people. I had seen on other sites where a thread would be "closed for comment" and you could only read it. The would be no comment box even available. Had no clue it was related to something called necroposting. I'm generally not big on frequenting forums or similar types of sites. I think if it is such a big deal, implementing a "closed for comment" system here would solve the whole issue.
If you're suggesting a mass lock down on the older threads that haven't been commented on in years, then it was done by SimGuruDrake back in 2016 when a new member was going around reviving older threads just to get their post count up. But when they commented in them, they weren't posting anything constructive as they were just posting random letters and numbers, so Drake locked all older threads from 2009-January 2015 providing that the last comments were made in that timeline. But when they got locked down, then the threads over in the Creative Corner also got locked as well. And when someone had wanted to update their thread that they were using to share their builds in, they couldn't and had to ask for it to be unlocked so that they wouldn't have to create a new thread to have their builds and creations in. So then all of the older threads that got locked was then reopened again. So I think that the way that the management team is doing it now is better than having them all locked from the start so that nercoing posting doesn't happen as the them team can then determine if the thread warrants a locking or not...