Urgyen Dorje wrote:Cool. I'll put it down as one of the aspects of local DW culture. No necroing.
I came up that one posts a new thread only after searching and coming up blank. Both approaches are cool.
I didn't see you "necroing".
The main problem is, if people think it is a new thread because they forget to look at the date of the first post.
For example once there was an old introduction thread. The new member introduced himself with a long story of his life, he had made 2 posts since - and it was one year ago. Somebody started to welcome him after one year and several others didn't notice the date and welcomed this allegedly new member again. This is not harmful but quite ridiculous.
So "Why bumping up old threads without obvious reason" is an interesting question, but it wasn't answered yet by the people who use to do so, if I didn't miss anything.
On the other hand we have old threads here and new topics merge into them, if people started new threads about the same topic. For example the topics about certain teachers, or the Great Vegetarian Debate.