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(16 Posts)
gracesmum Thu 29-Aug-13 14:59:14

I have never seen this before and was initially alarmed. I take the point that some threads go back a long way and may have become dormant often with good reason. I often wonder about why they are revived, but have mistaken dates myself and found that I am replying to something from 2012 instead of this year! However..........I am not taken with the "Zombie thread alert" It may be that there is something still to add/ask/contribute - OK sometimes not. But could we not have a slightly less alarming way of advising those about to post?

kittylester Thu 29-Aug-13 16:37:40

I found the first one I saw alarming too GM. Something a little less 'aggressive' might be better. grin

Charleygirl Thu 29-Aug-13 17:04:44

I received such a shock today and thought that I had a virus! I was not aware that I had posted anything on an old thread. I have never seen anything like that in my life and hope that I never do!

ninathenana Thu 29-Aug-13 17:20:34

^^ what kitty said

CharlotteGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 29-Aug-13 17:26:12


Sorry to scare you - we'll take a look and see what we can do.

Anne58 Thu 29-Aug-13 17:46:08

I posted on this recently on another thread!

Nonu Thu 29-Aug-13 17:55:14

I thought ZOMBIE ALERT rather silly !!


Ana Thu 29-Aug-13 18:17:30

Must admit it's not GNHQ's usual style...hmm

Galen Thu 29-Aug-13 19:06:48

I haven't seen itconfused very!

Ana Thu 29-Aug-13 19:10:47

Have a look on the Anyone got any Emotions thread on Ask a Granddad, Galen.

Anne58 Thu 29-Aug-13 19:42:41

I still say that I saw it first, so there! (sticky out tongue emoticon) #howgrownupami

Ana Thu 29-Aug-13 19:44:15

Actually, phoenix, I started a thread about the Zombie Thread notice waaaay before you! I wasn't going to say anything, but can't let you get away with that!

glammanana Thu 29-Aug-13 19:54:30

I personally don't like it and see no reason for it to be there,there are many early threads which can be revisited and read when new members join and have a search through the Forums so every reason to leave them where they are.

baubles Thu 29-Aug-13 20:43:22

It's a harmless way of bringing one's attention to the fact that the thread is dormant. Doesn't mean it can't or shouldn't be resurrected.

Nonu Thu 29-Aug-13 20:54:51

Rather dramatic though , baubles .!!

KatGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 30-Aug-13 11:14:49


Must admit it's not GNHQ's usual style...hmm

This is actually something Tech brought over from Mumsnet - we share the same tech team, and often when one site has an update, the other does too. It's to alert users if they're responding to a thread that's dormant - it doesn't mean you can't respond to an old thread of course.

We'll have a look at the wording.