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rhymegirl
11-25-2007, 07:52 PM
Has anyone noticed that a bunch of OLD threads have suddenly come to life in Office Party?

Is there a reason for this?

Rolling Thunder
11-25-2007, 07:53 PM
A new member is enjoying them.

Perks
11-25-2007, 07:53 PM
Yes, she's called 'spanner3'.

rhymegirl
11-25-2007, 07:55 PM
Ah. I thought maybe it was Groundhog Day or something and we have to re-live the past.

scarletpeaches
11-25-2007, 07:56 PM
Threadomancy. Nothing more, nothing less.

brokenfingers
11-25-2007, 08:12 PM
You got something against old threads?

Devil Ledbetter
11-25-2007, 08:13 PM
Spanner will be putting it on her calendar to resurrect this thread in 2010.

Perks
11-25-2007, 08:15 PM
You got something against old threads?Ageism is an ugly thing, BF. You and I aren't spring chickens anymore, don't you know?

Silver King
11-25-2007, 08:26 PM
For one thing, she's knocking newer threads off the front page of this forum at an alarming rate. Also, there is something unseemly about resurrecting old threads and having nothing useful to add.

I'm fairly annoyed, to tell the truth, and running out of patience.

eldragon
11-25-2007, 08:28 PM
Me, too. I have some time today and wanted to get involved in a conversation, but everytime I see an interesting thread - it's from 2005.

Bummer.


Point me to a good thread.

brokenfingers
11-25-2007, 08:39 PM
Well, it hasn't bothered me any. As a matter of fact, I thought it was kind of cool to see a thread from almost 3 years ago and read my words from back then and chuckle at myself. Also bought back memories of members who don't frequent the place too much anymore.

And many of the questions and answers are still relevant.

Besides, so what if it isn't on the first page? The second page is only a click away. Scroll through them until you see a thread/topic you're interested in or if not, start a new one.

Cath
11-25-2007, 08:47 PM
What I find really interesting is how many of the folks posting in these old threads are still around. Says a lot for the place, don'tcha think?

Jean Marie
11-25-2007, 08:51 PM
Interesting, yes. But not when all you've got to add is pure snot, in some of them.

Jean Marie
11-25-2007, 08:52 PM
Of course AW has staying power!

I'm thinking spammer was taken as an ID, though.

nerds
11-25-2007, 08:57 PM
Me, too. I have some time today and wanted to get involved in a conversation . . . Point me to a good thread.


Not conversational, but really good anyway - :D

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83929

and

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83879&highlight=most+beautiful+woman

:)

Bravo
11-25-2007, 09:28 PM
kind of bizarre to see anyone upset over this.

eldragon
11-25-2007, 09:28 PM
I looked at the best looking male and female threads last week.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and all of that.

Where is the "ugliest male and female thread?"

maestrowork
11-25-2007, 09:32 PM
Disclaimer: I did not say what I said in 2004.

Perks
11-25-2007, 09:33 PM
Where is the "ugliest male and female thread?"Oi. Please no.

jenngreenleaf
11-25-2007, 09:35 PM
I actually didn't notice the dates until you pointed it out. So, I guess it doesn't matter to me either. :)

Silver King
11-25-2007, 09:37 PM
kind of bizarre to see anyone upset over this.
I won't post the links, but a cursory look through Office Party at some of the older threads that were brought up will show disparaging remarks were made by the member in question.

Oh, screw it; here's one (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17051&page=2) (post #33).

maestrowork
11-25-2007, 09:40 PM
I wish someone would resurrect the "Ask Ray Anything" thread...

SpookyWriter
11-25-2007, 09:40 PM
I wish someone would resurrect the "Ask Ray Anything" thread...Why?

jenngreenleaf
11-25-2007, 09:43 PM
I won't post the links, but a cursory look through Office Party at some of the older threads that were brought up will show disparaging remarks were made by the member in question.

Oh, screw it; here's one (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17051&page=2) (post #33).
Very interesting......

Cranky
11-25-2007, 09:47 PM
I won't post the links, but a cursory look through Office Party at some of the older threads that were brought up will show disparaging remarks were made by the member in question.

Oh, screw it; here's one (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17051&page=2) (post #33).

I saw that too, and my eyebrows disappeared into my hairline, I think. *scratches head*

Very interesting.

rhymegirl
11-25-2007, 09:48 PM
You got something against old threads?

No, dear. Not at all. There were just so MANY of them. It was like being in The Twilight Zone.

Bravo
11-25-2007, 10:08 PM
I won't post the links, but a cursory look through Office Party at some of the older threads that were brought up will show disparaging remarks were made by the member in question.

Oh, screw it; here's one (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17051&page=2) (post #33).

ahh i see.

i dont see why those old threads arent just deleted anyways.

save some bandwith.

JLCwrites
11-25-2007, 10:13 PM
ahh i see.

i dont see why those old threads arent just deleted anyways.

save some bandwith.

I agree with this. I know it wouldn't be a good idea to delete old threads in the other areas of this website, but since Office Party is mostly chat, it might be a good idea to delete after a year or two. :e2shrug: Maybe?

Jean Marie
11-25-2007, 10:19 PM
ahh i see.

i dont see why those old threads arent just deleted anyways.

save some bandwith.
I knew you would see, for you are wise, young bravo. And, it's a good suggestion, btw.

Cath
11-25-2007, 10:20 PM
You know, there are very good reasons for not deleting threads. Real, honest to goodness legal reasons. Like being able to prove exactly what was and was not said about an issue/person if someone decided to take AW to court for libel for example.

Jean Marie
11-25-2007, 10:27 PM
Well, I'm pleading insanity...that's all there is to it. And, I'm sure you'll all back me on that :D

SpookyWriter
11-25-2007, 10:37 PM
I think SK will go insane if these old threads keep resurfacing.

Jean Marie
11-25-2007, 10:39 PM
Naw, if he can hang on to a fish, he can deal w/ a troll. Have faith in our SK :D

Rolling Thunder
11-25-2007, 10:39 PM
I think SK will go insane if these old threads keep resurfacing.

Oh good! I'll have someone else to keep me company when Haggis isn't around. :D

Jean Marie
11-25-2007, 10:43 PM
You mean, when Haggis is chewing his bones.

Rolling Thunder
11-25-2007, 10:44 PM
Yeah, that too.

Jean Marie
11-25-2007, 10:45 PM
When can we get him to start chewing on trolls?

Haggis
11-25-2007, 10:54 PM
When can we get him to start chewing on trolls?

I tried that with RT, but he keeps coming back.

Maryn
11-25-2007, 10:54 PM
Yeah. Either it was humor that totally didn't work, or it was such ugly stuff that most people would know to keep it to themselves unless they know they're among those with the same beliefs.

Maryn, remembering that when her co-workers in Boston learned her Irish maiden name, the n-word was cautiously offered

Haggis
11-25-2007, 10:56 PM
Maryn, your avatar is making my back hurt.

Jean Marie
11-25-2007, 11:28 PM
I tried that with RT, but he keeps coming back.
You're not chewing hard enough. Either that, or you're spitting him out too soon.


Yeah. Either it was humor that totally didn't work, or it was such ugly stuff that most people would know to keep it to themselves unless they know they're among those with the same beliefs.

Maryn, remembering that when her co-workers in Boston learned her Irish maiden name, the n-word was cautiously offered
I'm guessing it's not humor. That's by the other post.


Maryn, your avatar is making my back hurt.
The posture's good. I'd have cramps in my toes, though.

benbradley
11-25-2007, 11:39 PM
You know, there are very good reasons for not deleting threads. Real, honest to goodness legal reasons. Like being able to prove exactly what was and was not said about an issue/person if someone decided to take AW to court for libel for example.

I might theoretically argue that anything written on a computer can be changed, and I'd hesitate to use anything in a legal case that wasn't also datestamped in Google's cache AND The Wayback Machine.

You could LOCK old threads, but the real problem today as I see it is NOT that there are old, unlocked threads.

Maybe I'll give a suggestion in a rep point, not sure that it's appropriate to say what I want to say out here in public.

ETA: Ahem... Silver King, check your rep points.

rhymegirl
11-26-2007, 12:20 AM
As a matter of fact, I thought it was kind of cool to see a thread from almost 3 years ago and read my words from back then and chuckle at myself.

Hmm, now we're all gonna wonder which thread that was.

The truth is, I sometimes re-read older threads for various reasons. And I don't think there's anything wrong with that. In fact, sometimes people can witness their growth as writers by reading how they felt, what their goals were from a few years ago. Or the opposite could happen--maybe they find out they really haven't come that far and need to step it up a notch.

But I just saw so many older threads on page one at once it was bizarre. I thought somebody was playing a trick on us.

MacAllister
11-26-2007, 12:28 AM
Naw. :) I suspect it's a case of someone not exactly realizing the netiquette of the situation, and that almost always results in a defensive reaction when it's pointed out. Sort of like when you ask someone NOT TO SHOUT AT YOU IN ALL THEIR EMAILS and they don't know wtf you're talking about, you know?

Jean Marie
11-26-2007, 12:33 AM
I'd suggest someone explaining wtf about a few things, Mac. Just a thought. I'm thinking of a few things, myself.

Danger Jane
11-26-2007, 12:39 AM
zomg!


A conspiracy theory!


:D

Maryn
11-26-2007, 01:47 AM
MAC, IS IT OKAY FOR US TO SHOUT HERE INSTEAD OF IN EMAILS? THANKS!

Maryn, who's ordinarily fairly quiet

Perks
11-26-2007, 01:49 AM
I was one of those 'shouty' people, because I write in block capitals. Some say that's a sign of aggression or a military upbringing, but they are not friends with Dr. Occam, who would certainly tell you that it's a sign of laziness - the unwillingness to switch back and forth from caps to lowercase.

SpookyWriter
11-26-2007, 01:52 AM
MAC, IS IT OKAY FOR US TO SHOUT HERE INSTEAD OF IN EMAILS? THANKS!

Maryn, who's ordinarily fairly quietYES

eodmatt
11-26-2007, 01:57 AM
Keep the noise down, Mate. I have a headache after trying to emulate Maryns avatar.

Jean Marie
11-26-2007, 02:16 AM
YES
WHAT? I couldn't hear you...speak up!

SpookyWriter
11-26-2007, 02:20 AM
Try braille.

Cath
11-26-2007, 02:20 AM
Dear dog, I've gone deaf.

KTC
11-26-2007, 02:21 AM
It's driving me crazy. I don't think I mentioned that yet?

SpookyWriter
11-26-2007, 02:21 AM
Who's your mechanic?

KTC
11-26-2007, 02:22 AM
the ghost in the machine.

Jean Marie
11-26-2007, 02:25 AM
Now, being quieter. I'm trying to, well, if I told you then, it wouldn't work now would it.

Is the ghost like Caspar.

SpookyWriter
11-26-2007, 02:26 AM
Is that like the ghoul in your goo?

KTC
11-26-2007, 02:31 AM
Is that like the ghoul in your goo?


I'm gonna google that.

Jean Marie
11-26-2007, 02:33 AM
I'd be afraid to.

KTC
11-26-2007, 02:49 AM
Yeah. I couldn't do it.

SpookyWriter
11-26-2007, 02:51 AM
I'd be afraid to.http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/chicken.gif

KTC
11-26-2007, 02:52 AM
Do do do the funky chicken.

KTC
11-26-2007, 02:52 AM
disco...disco...oh wait...that was a duck. Wrong feathered frenzy.