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Considered a Villian By the World?!?!

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by PyroMancer, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. stfoskey12

    stfoskey12 Emperor of Foskania

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    I think so. I got -5 each time I defied the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
     
  2. Verarde

    Verarde Pondering Wearing A Hat

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    Wow, an even bigger necro than the other one!
     
  3. stfoskey12

    stfoskey12 Emperor of Foskania

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    What's a necro?
     
  4. s.bernbaum

    s.bernbaum Mostly lurking

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    Some persons appear to be offended by people posting to threads that have had no activity in a long time. They refer to these threads by various phrases and catch words including "necro" (or compounds of it) which is derived from a Latin term meaning "dead". An example of the original meaning would be in "necropolis", meaning "city of the dead" or as we would now say "cemetery". Myself, I see no problem with posting to an old thread, if that seems appropriate, although the occasionally seen advice to someone who has posted nothing further for a few years does seem rather pointless.
     
  5. Thalassicus

    Thalassicus Bytes and Nibblers

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    I wouldn't consider it "wrong" - just a little odd. Think about face-to-face conversations... if you're in a group talking about one subject, and the group moves on to new topics, it feels a little strange for someone to suddenly jump back to the previous topic hours later without a segue. In the case of this thread, the previous topic was discussed 5 years ago.

    It's actually somewhat amusing for people like me who have the forum set to auto-subscribe to threads I post in... I suddenly see a thread I replied to half a decade ago pop up on the list. Raising the dead indeed! :lol:
     
  6. Verarde

    Verarde Pondering Wearing A Hat

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    I wasn't offended. Thalassicus summed up my views upon the subject quite well.
     
  7. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    Necroing can be pretty handy. It gets a few of the 'common' responses out of the way, because they've already been done. They provide more reading for those who're new to the topic, so it can imitate a higher-quality Opening Post.
     
  8. Thalassicus

    Thalassicus Bytes and Nibblers

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    Something else to consider is if a thread is old enough, information may be out of date.
     
  9. r_rolo1

    r_rolo1 King of myself

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    Moderator Action: Ok, ppl, let's not discuss the merits/demerits of necroing threads here ;) We have the Tavern and OT for that ...
     

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