Hello everyone! I decided to take a pause on whacking so I can remind evening what gravedigging really means, what it is and some tips. Gravedigging has recently been an issue with some current forumies as well as many new players. So let's begin.
1.) Gravedigging is only when a person comments something that does not help or have anything to do with the discussion that hasn't been commented on for over a while. Saying something like "I really like it!" or "This reminds me about my vacation at Delaware." are perfect examples of gravedigging. If you like an idea, then press the like button or the agree button. No need to make the old dusty thread come back to the front page because you just had to say how you love or hate what is going on in the thread.
2.) Bumping is when a person comments something useful to the conversation that haven't been brought up in a while. If the thread is about let's say a lag issue and someone makes a useful comment, that is not gravedigging, yet it is bumping. It can be very confusing however this will help you remember.
3.) How do you know if a thread is old or not? The answer is very simple, check the dates! If it is August 26 and the thread hasn't been commented on since May 14, that means the thread is old and no one is talking about anything on the thread. This is where rule one comes in.
4.) If you are one of those people (not calling names) who always comments on threads from months ago, STOP IT. You may not realize this but everytime an old thread is commented on, it is brought back up to the first page where the new threads are and they are now being moved around because you had to open an old thread.
5.) If you are constantly being told to stop gravedigging, do not take it as hatred or harrassment. It is your community reminding you to stop doing something for the sake of everyone. You can't get mad at anyone for telling you to stop doing what pisses people off, and if you think I am wrong, than go take some suppositories and shove it. I am not kidding.
There it is! Just a simple little reminder for everyone to remember for what the term, what how it happens and tips for gravedigging! I hope this helps you understand gravedigging better.
So Happy Halloween everyone! Remember to not take candy from any white vans!
You may now return to your whacking and tricks.