Do you reply to old unanswered thread?

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Sometimes, there are lots of threads left unanswered in some sections in a forum. Do you go around checking and replying or you just let them be?
 
I just replied to this one which you created since August 23. No one paid any attention to it, so I did the honours.

I reply to an unanswered topic if it's something that interest me.
 
It depends on based on relevance. Some forums think it's against the rules, but I barely see why. Then again welcome threads of people who've never posted after I've been in at the wrong time. There needs to be a good reason for this stuff.
 
If it's a random thread that doesn't need bumping, or old news of a game release that came out like 10 years ago, then no I wouldnt reply to it. If it's a thread like this where it's an open ended question, then probably.
 
I sometimes reply to old forum posts if I have something useful to add to the conversation.
 
It depends on based on relevance. Some forums think it's against the rules, but I barely see why. Then again welcome threads of people who've never posted after I've been in at the wrong time. There needs to be a good reason for this stuff.
I don't see any reason why replying an old thread should be against the rules. If the forum owner doesn't want old threads to be replied, he should lock them all.
 
If it’s still a thread which can be relevant to have more discussions on then yes, especially if there are new members who might be able to have an insight on it.
 
Many communities typically don't like it when old threads are bumped (necroposting) regardless of whether they are answered or not, so I tend to play it safe and just let them be!
 
Many communities typically don't like it when old threads are bumped (necroposting) regardless of whether they are answered or not, so I tend to play it safe and just let them be!
They must hate me.
 
Many communities typically don't like it when old threads are bumped (necroposting) regardless of whether they are answered or not, so I tend to play it safe and just let them be!
Why leave the thread open when they don't like necroposting? They are the one's enabling it the way I see it.
 
It's up to the staff on how they handle old topics! Staff can:
1. Lock old topics either manually, or automatically (either by forum extensions, or as a basic forum ACP (Administration Control Panel) feature if it's provided)
2. Set up certain forums to automatically delete all topics that have gone a certain time (specified by them) without a reply (which is a process called 'pruning') via the ACP
3. Restrict bumping via the ACP
4. Do absolutely nothing and just forbid necroposting as a general rule! Many communities often won't do the above since it can take time to set up such features, and it's easier to handle necroposts on a case by case basis!
 
Some forums don't like necroposting. Responding to old threads. If it's not outdated info & I can add on, I will reply. I have looked for threads with 0 replies as that person took the time to come up with a topic.
 
It's up to the staff on how they handle old topics! Staff can:
1. Lock old topics either manually, or automatically (either by forum extensions, or as a basic forum ACP (Administration Control Panel) feature if it's provided)
2. Set up certain forums to automatically delete all topics that have gone a certain time (specified by them) without a reply (which is a process called 'pruning') via the ACP
3. Restrict bumping via the ACP
4. Do absolutely nothing and just forbid necroposting as a general rule! Many communities often won't do the above since it can take time to set up such features, and it's easier to handle necroposts on a case by case basis!
I wouldn't support the so called pruning because all it does is making the forum lose content especially if it was a thread with lots of engagements. Locking up the old thread will always be the best way to stop necroposting. Delegate staff members to lock up threads that haven't been replied to in 2, 3 or 4 years depending on how long the forum have been active.
 
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