Old threads reposted & no real info

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Hi Everyone here;

I see a lot of old threads that get posted/restarted to that are nearly a year old or older lately, that we are unable to help them with. We may make suggestions only, like to contact the people that you have the problem with.

Let look at the dates as to when the thread was started and if over a month or two and not many replies lets move on.

The ones I find are the one referring to paypal, or to of the many online payment processor. Or this warrior took my money and did not deliver.

I also see many threads that are old and keep going, these ones I do not mine. As the are full of good information.
#info #payment processors #real #reposted #threads
  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    Some of those threads are "revived" by bots looking to add a spam comment at the end along with links.

    I think when a mod deletes the spam bot comment, the thread still rises to the top of the forum.

    I myself have replied to or started to reply to threads that are very old before realizing it.

    And you are right, there are threads that resurface with legit comments due to somone searching the forums (what a concept) for a thread on their topic and reviving the discussion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rbtmarshall
    warrior forum is one hell of a PR for backlinks, that get's indexed within a few minutes. When I see old posts get bumped that aren't really relevant to the newest google loophole, the bumper usually is promoting their signature or spamming a hyperlink in their message.


    But, there is also content that does not get outdated or a question is not answered in the discussion and people may bump it for legitimate reasons.


    In some instances you can't win. You get told to use search by some and why are you bumping a year old thread by others...
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    • Profile picture of the author mikeink
      Originally Posted by Rbtmarshall View Post

      warrior forum is one hell of a PR for backlinks, that get's indexed within a few minutes. When I see old posts get bumped that aren't really relevant to the newest google loophole, the bumper usually is promoting their signature or spamming a hyperlink in their message.


      But, there is also content that does not get outdated or a question is not answered in the discussion and people may bump it for legitimate reasons.


      In some instances you can't win. You get told to use search by some and why are you bumping a year old thread by others...

      Yes I agree with you on both subjects.

      Win one, Lose one!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Yes, you will often find this practice is done by those wanting to promote something in their signature. They will come into the forum, use the search function to dig up threads related to their chosen topic, then they start commenting on those threads, a lot of which will be old threads. What they don't realize is how noticeable this practice is when they do it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      It clinches it when you see a bunch of old threads, all about the same topic. If the bumper doesn't have a signature related to the topic, you can bet it's coming any minute.
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      • Profile picture of the author MP80
        When I first started here, I didn't know anything about forums, and had no idea what a 'bump' even was.

        I also spent a lot of time in the WSO section, where threads don't get bumped every time someone posts.

        If I needed to know something, I would search for threads in google (one thing that google is actually good for) and post a question or comment.. not even realising that the thread was getting 'bumped' somewhere, Lol. Looking at the date of the OP also never occurred to me, other than to make sure that the information was still current.

        So I can see how this can happen, without always being intentional.
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