Recently there have been lots of necro posting in the forums which irk me. If you don’t know what it means, here’s the definition:
picture and f12 courtesy of @jhjln87
Necroing is annoying because when you post in a topic, it gets bumped to the top of your feed, mixing the new fresh topics with dead and irrelevant ones.
People that do necro will most likely be told off by others, (just like how people are gonna tell me off that this post is irrelevant, and people know already) mostly by the annoying yours truly.
After being told off necromancers will usually think these 2 things:
Why did I post this? Why didn’t I read the time stamps ? Why Do I Even Exist?
There are exceptions though, here are some of them:
- If the thread is still relevant even though nobody posted in it in a while
- If the person simply made a mistake/doesn’t know what necromancing is.
- It’s a very important thread such as General Thread - Build Help or SM Sandbox
Some ways to prevent yourself from necroing are to look in the top right of the last post made on the topic to see how long ago it was, if you see an apostrophe before the date, it means the topic is a year old or more. Usually if you post in a topic that’s around a week old it’s considered necroing, unless it falls in the exceptions above.
Another tell-tale sign that the post is old is if there are people in it that have been banned or quit the game, of course this requires some insight…
Anyways, I think that’s about it, now if you will excuse me I have a date with a lovely cheeseburger.
Ty @jhjln87 for proofreads