Hi friends! So I know that thread bumping can be annoying – Glitch, like all software online, moves fast and often year-old threads are about features that we’ve since changed or don’t exist anymore – So while it’s okay to encourage users to create new threads so they can get the answer to their specific question, I ask that you do it in a friendly and helpful manner. I kindly ask that you avoid replying to thread bumps with something only like "don’t bump old threads."
New users who come here don’t know they shouldn’t do it, and I don’t want their first impression on here to be getting told they did a bad thing. It reflects poorly on the forum and all of us that are active on it! One way to respond would be “[Answer to their question]. In the future, questions like this deserve their own new, fresh thread, since we try to avoid bumping year-old threads in this forum.” This teaches folks the behaviors we want to see and may be new to them, versus just making them feel bad and unwelcome. And also it may give them the answer to their question, which is what they came here for!
I’m going to work with Tasha to see how we can automate the prevention of old threads being bumped (I welcome ideas or how you’ve done this in your own Discourse forums in this thread!), but in the meantime I really appreciate your patience with us and your fellow forum posters!