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5 hours ago, Hollie Leavitt said:

'cause it really was a stupid one and I wish I could take it all back!

The only stupid question is the one never asked. What may seem simple to you could a real brain-teaser for others. :)

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10 hours ago, Hollie Leavitt said:

I can't agree with you more.

I just want to say perhaps larger typefont on the date of each post, perhaps in bold might help with... 

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ok, I have not been posting here much and so maybe I'm a little behind the times.  But what is so terrible about necro-posting?  I've enjoyed all of these necro threads that have sprung up recently....  There are plenty of asked and answered questions out there that could possibly benefit someone who hasn't seen it before. It's not like this forum is so terribly busy with new and exciting topics.

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On 12/16/2018 at 5:33 PM, kali Wylder said:

ok, I have not been posting here much and so maybe I'm a little behind the times.  But what is so terrible about necro-posting?  I've enjoyed all of these necro threads that have sprung up recently....  There are plenty of asked and answered questions out there that could possibly benefit someone who hasn't seen it before. It's not like this forum is so terribly busy with new and exciting topics.

Necroposting is frowned upon among the forum community because it is bad forum etiquette to reply to a discussion that has already ended.

Especially if the discussion ended YEARS ago like so many recently necroed threads have been.

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The problem is that although some questions are timeless, so an answer at any time may benefit people who read it years later, many necro-answers really only address the problem that the OP may have asked about.  Responding to a post like that is sort of silly, because you can assume reasonably that the OP has either solved the problem ages ago or left SL.  It's not always obvious which of those cases describe a specific ancient thread, but that's one reason why forum regulars scoff at necropositing. 

The other reason is that it's incredibly easy to get sucked into being a necroposter.  All you have to do is forget to look at the original date on the thread.  Then you are an instant doofus, worthy of a communal horse laugh.

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On 12/16/2018 at 7:33 PM, kali Wylder said:

But what is so terrible about necro-posting?  I've enjoyed all of these necro threads that have sprung up recently....  There are plenty of asked and answered questions out there that could possibly benefit someone who hasn't seen it before.

The biggest problem is rehashing old info.  What was a common solution last year could be a problem of its own now.  Second Life is in a state of constant change.  Sims come and go.  Procedures get refined.  Laws get reinterpreted.  In most cases no info is better than bad info.  There are things that were once common place and even considered best practice that will get you banned now.  It it best to leave those old discussions in the past and re-ask the questions so that only contemporary advice is shown.

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3 hours ago, Rolig Loon said:

The problem is that although some questions are timeless, so an answer at any time may benefit people who read it years later, many necro-answers really only address the problem that the OP may have asked about.  Responding to a post like that is sort of silly, because you can assume reasonably that the OP has either solved the problem ages ago or left SL.  It's not always obvious which of those cases describe a specific ancient thread, but that's one reason why forum regulars scoff at necropositing. 

The other reason is that it's incredibly easy to get sucked into being a necroposter.  All you have to do is forget to look at the original date on the thread.  Then you are an instant doofus, worthy of a communal horse laugh.

The older the post/OP the more likely any solutions are out dated and no longer useful. Not saying that is always the case. Sometimes it's better to ask for information that may be all over the forum because you will get up to date answers. For the most part. There are those "timeless" issues where the solution never really changes but those are getting farther and fewer between.

Just my 2 cents.

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ich brauche hilfe !!
i need help !!

mein MP geht  seit  2  tagen  nicht .. 

es heisst ich   soll warten  ???  auf  was ??
ich heirate  in  einer   woche...   panick    !!
und   komme  nicht in  den MP... 
bitte    kann mir  jemand  helfen   

Danke  ♥

 

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45 minutes ago, Lilo Lane said:

ich brauche hilfe !!
i need help !!

mein MP geht  seit  2  tagen  nicht .. 

es heisst ich   soll warten  ???  auf  was ??
ich heirate  in  einer   woche...   panick    !!
und   komme  nicht in  den MP... 
bitte    kann mir  jemand  helfen   

Danke  ♥

I need help !!
i need help !!

my MP does not go for 2 days ..

it means I should wait ??? on what ??
I'm getting married in a week ... panick !!
and do not come in the MP ...
please can someone help me

Thank you ♥

Vielleicht solltest du im deutschen Forum nachfragen. Sie können Ihre Fragen leichter beantworten und mehr Informationen von Ihnen erhalten. https://community.secondlife.com/forums/forum/275-deutsches-forum/

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On 11/1/2018 at 6:42 PM, Drake1 Nightfire said:

I just want to say perhaps larger typefont on the date of each post, perhaps in bold might help with... 

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I'm necroreplying... to an old comment on necroposting...

What Drake said. This. The current forum format makes necroposting so frikking easy to do accidentally. (I just did it on another thread without realizing it.)

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6 hours ago, Kimmi Zehetbauer said:

I think the mboard software has an auto-lock function, but the admin may want this thread kept open.

The Admins pretty much don't lock anything around here unless a thread gets out of control, goes totally off-kilter, or starts becoming a flame war.

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On 10/27/2019 at 11:08 AM, LittleMe Jewell said:

The Admins pretty much don't lock anything around here unless a thread gets out of control, goes totally off-kilter, or starts becoming a flame war.

🙋‍♂️  Me.  I got in trouble a month or so back.  🙄

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9 hours ago, Pixie Kobichenko said:

🙋‍♂️  Me.  I got in trouble a month or so back.  🙄

A good majority of us have managed to get in trouble here at least once.  :ph34r:

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My advice is to never argue back if attacked.  The thing to do is use the form's ignore button, so you don't get all the notices of the piranha bites, and just move on.

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18 hours ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

A good majority of us have managed to get in trouble here at least once.  :ph34r:

Only once?!

I assume you mean once per day... 

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2 hours ago, Beth Macbain said:

Only once?!

I assume you mean once per day... 

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:D  🤣

I've gotten in trouble only 2 times in the SL forums -- once for saying typing a bad word in a way to bypass the filters and once for starting what the Moderators considered to be a 'Trolling thread' (complaining about Linden Home complainers).  The first one was a zero-point warning.  The second one resulted in one point and a day out of the forums - but I was still able to get inworld.

I learned a long, long time ago in forums to bite my tongue a lot.  If I start typing a response and I'm feeling angry/frustrated/etc...., I walk away before posting it.  After a few minutes doing something else, I reread it and most times either skip posting entirely or reword things to keep myself out of trouble -- Hence why some here think I have the patience of a Saint.

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10 minutes ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

Hence why some here think I have the patience of a Saint.

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