6. If a topic has not been posted in for 1 month, any non-contributing posts made in that topic will be considered necroposting, which is forbidden. Instead, if necessary, simply make another topic. This rule does not apply to art topics, hacking projects, and other threads of similar nature that need to be updated.
But then you get topics like this that get closed. And like, to me that seems like a valid, contributing post. So I'm a little confused.
I'm not saying change the rule or anything, but maybe a bit of explanation would be better, at least for me. For example, on my forum, there is no necroposting rule; any posts that don't contribute/continue the conversation are automatically considered spam, no matter how long ago the topic was last posted in. So basically something that wouldn't be covered would be to continue a fight that just kind of died. But I can't really tell from SF's rule what is considered a contribution.
Edited by Crystal Shards, 01 July 2009 - 04:49 AM.