You'll probably get banned for not posting this in off-topic, lol.
The mods do seem to have a very black/white view, but thats prolly because they don't want to lose mod status by going into a gray area.
I'd understand if someone posted back to back threads on the PDW so that all the new threads showed it but when the search function only shows a couple of old ones and they are from the BO2 relase date day then it should be OK to start a new one.
You are expected to post responsibly when creating new threads. Duplicates of existing threads, authored by yourself or not, and gratuitous bumping is considered spam. Spam is subject to lock or deletion at our discretion.
You can find the above in our Black Ops 2 Community Etiquette & Guidelines.
Searching for existing posts is your responsibilty, and it's important to pool community sentiment into one thread instead of scattering it over several. Topics will garner more attention if they are large threads. I realize the way the forum breaks out large threads is wonky, but it's better to read it through and add to the discussion than branch off and make a repeat thread.
Your best bet is BEFORE posting a new thread SEARCH for that topic. If users do that we will have a lot less spam and duplicates.
PS - Moved to Website Feedback Subforum.
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The threshold for locking due to repeated content does not include years. At most it pertains to months, but it is more frequently days to a few weeks. This is evident by common topics existing which have grown large.
Hyperbole when criticizing the working structure of something you wish to change does not make your position more acknowledgeable. It only makes it easier to dismiss you and anything you have to say.
Again, here is our Black Ops 2 Community Etiquette & Guidelines.
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