So, it is against the forum rules to "pointless Necro-Post". Meaning you can't post a pointless comment or question on an old thread. I see some problems with this: 1- how old is too old? 2- how do you define "pointless"? 3- It's alright to post "pointless" comments and questions as long as the thread is fresh? 4- What's the point of forbidding posting to a post that very specifically matches your problem and is the only search result on Google about it? 5- WHY is necro posting even considered BAD? Personally, I would rather have all peoples experiences on a specific issue concentrated on the same spot, even if that thread is 10 years old. And judging by the tendency of the general population to "necro", I don't seem to be alone on this. Is it really better to open a new thread that will probably never be read by the people who experienced said issues in the past (and maybe found a solution) than just ask where the conversation was established? (even years ago) The internet is a giant update-able archive, what's the problem with posting on old threads anyway? Then there is also the issue of asking for something and getting the generic answer of "this topic has already been covered in the past", yeah, but the threads are old, and you can't talk on old threads. It's Catch 22! I have never been apprehended for necro-posting, but as it's something I do a lot, should I live in fear because I stumble on an issue, search for info, find a 12 year old thread that never got a definitive answer, find the solution myself after hours of banging my head against the wall and then post it there simply because it's the sensible place to post the solution, since it's the number one search result on the issue? I suppose this makes my necros "not pointless", but then again, is "pointless" posting ok on new threads anyway? As long as a thread is fresh, you are welcomed to post pointless comments? Is it really better to start a new thread every time someone stumbles on the same issue just because the other threads are old? Where that necro-phobia came from in the first place? Does it hurt anyone to post on an old thread anyway? Nobody forces anyone to read it! What's the issue on it being an OLD THREAD. Notice I was VERY tempted to necro-post to speak about this, since I did find an old thread about it, but I refrained myself for the sanity of the admins LOL I would really like to know why necro-posting is so hated by admins in general yet is the most natural way of people in general to post. And don't point me to old discussions about it: Necro posting is forbidden!