Zombie threads and not the breaking dawn variety

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by oldrooster, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. oldrooster

    oldrooster One Crazy Nut

    I recently saw a thread pop up near the top of the list of threads and marked for lock down (meaning no new posts) because of it being a "zombie thread" and I never saw anything in it about the blood sucking variety. so my question what is a zombie thread and why lock it down?
     
  2. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    The zombie threads are breaking out everywhere![​IMG]

    A zombie thread is one that was active a long time ago, but which died because interest in its subject was exhausted. Out of the blue, somebody posts on it, and suddenly it's "alive" again. An example might be one where somebody had a chicken exhibiting signs of illness, which then garners a few responses. It would be a bit silly to have people responding to that 3 years later, when the chicken may be no longer alive, and maybe even the Original Poster may not be an active member anymore.

    I'm beginning to fear that we're in the grip of a zombie thread apocalypse![​IMG]
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    So much to fear: fiscal cliff, zombie thread apocalypse, Chucky ----------------------- I am fearful. [​IMG]
     
  4. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    don't forget the killer duckies.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    killer duckies? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Surely you've heard the expression, "nibbled to death by ducks"?!
     
  7. frigginchi

    frigginchi Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, yeah, I noticed that. I bet it has to do with the search options. Members search on an ailment or condition and these older threads must be popping up when searched via relevancy.

    What makes that frustrating is that most posters who receive advice regarding a sick bird don't come back and post the results so you don't know if the recommendations worked or not.
     
  9. MTHauber

    MTHauber Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like we better get prepared for the zombies [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Do Zombie threads suck out CPUs?![​IMG]
     

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