If they were long dead, they wouldn't be bumping to the top. it doesn't discourage anything, it just lets useless threads die a graceful death and disspear from view, while threads that have content people are responding to can continue to thrive.<br><br>
Case in point: the post last night about Apple.com being down...somebody replied to it this morning, and so that outdated thread rose to the top. <br><br>It completely takes away the passage of time as a refreshing tool. <br><br>
You aren't capable of looking past a thread you don't need to read? What if somebody wanted to provide pertinant information about why Apple.com was down, even if it was no longer down? Should they litter the place with a new thread when a perfectly suitable one already exists?<br><br>
The Apple.com thread was outdated and irrelevant because Apple.com was back up...it was a time sensitive post...everyone had long moved on...I love Macminute, I love Stan, I love the community here, but thread bumping is a completely inferior way of displaying the forum and I wish there were a way to turn it off. <br><br>
I already addresses the time sensitive aspect with a perfectly logical reason for people to continue posting in that thread. If "everyone had long moved on" then nobody would have posted in it.<br><br>It is ridiculous to say it is inferior when this is solely something based on opinion.<br><br>"It is impossible to visually look at the MacMinute Reader Cafe and know "what's new." All you see are days old threads still sitting at the top of the forum...rotting like expired milk."<br><br>If you can see that they are days old and rotting, why can't you determine that they are not new? Senseless.<br><br>Anyway, enough of this, time to go to the Apple Store.
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