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:p ... Are most of you guys planning on buying the 8 as soon as it comes out? or gonna wait sometime to see how things pan out? Just wondering, hell i'm bored. Oh and if anyone know this, will the production model be just like the pics of the yellow 8 with matching interior trim & seat with the exterior color? OK ... i'm done.
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Bumping dead threads isn't strictly an offense. Many of the B@W guys have done it a time or two in the past.
I agree that only posting in threads from 2002 is somewhat unproductive for the community. I've spoken to him previously about it, and he stopped for a month, bumped an old one on May 22nd, then this one today.
It's not inherently bad. For example an old thread that has a solution for someone that found it by searching is just fine to bump by posting a 'thank you!'. The problem clearly still exists and can still help people with that problem.
Bumping really old threads is even a point of humor for many people on the site, and there are periodic rashes of it for people looking for the oldest thread they can to bump.
There is only one way that bumping an old thread is an actual problem, and that is when the thread has been rendered obsolete with new information, and it is providing incorrect or damaging information, and other people don't recognize the date and take it for current fact.
The ones that are irritating are somewhere in between. Where threads are bumped to provide information to people that aren't even on the site any more, answering questions that made sense when the car had not yet been produced, but make no sense to ask now.
Another example was one bumped by this guy to provide a tire recommendation for someone that asked for recommendations back in 2002 for their Mazda Millenia and never came back to the site since. Pretty pointless. Also asked where they could get tires for that cheap, as 2002 tire prices were listed (which was before the oil price jumps in 2004, tires are mostly petroleum after all).
We wonder what was going through the replier's head... Not explicitly bad, but hardly something we see favorably.