Suggest clarifying forum necroposting rules

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This is ultimately related to the post Request to modify a forum rule. It was in that post that @Andar clarified a point on the 30-day necroposting ban:

You misunderstood the reason and the extend of that rule.

It is targeted at support questions and if you checked other areas you would have seen that it is not applied to presentation type topics. No one stops you from posting in topics where scripts or plugins are presented, to name one example.
I had no idea this was the case!

The rule (as written) is:
4. Do NOT post disruptively. This includes, but is not limited to, double posting (posting directly underneath yourself, this is only allowed if 72 hours have passed since your last post), offtopic posts, spamming (which can include one-liners or one-word posts), necroposting (posting in a thread that has been dead for over 30 day), thread hijacking (posting in another person's thread with your own questions/resources etc. that leads the focus away from the OP and onto you), or removing your own posts (so that the thread becomes unreadable).
Can I suggest that if the rule is only intended to be enforced in support forums, that the General Forum Rules page be modified to indicate that? There have been many times I've wanted to post in tutorials, resources, or plugin releases but have stopped myself because, according to the rules, it would be necroposting. I haven't even been able to find any indication in the individual forums' rules that states necroposting is allowed there. I think clarifying in General Forum Rules would help avoid confusion.
 

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Wait I'm confused. Please step by step me. I just came from intense mental workload.
 

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Wait I'm confused. Please step by step me. I just came from intense mental workload.
There is no necroposting in a presentation type topic. For example yanfly's has several years-old topic presenting his Ace scripts, and if some one posts a question in there how we don't close them and don't call it necroposting.

True necroposting is usually in topics where people ask for help with bugs in their projects.

However, the original rules are still phrased as if every post in an old topic is a necroposting.
Mlogan modified that in some topics, but can't change it in the Main help area
 

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Ah I see. So the general topic rules is already fixed and I just need to update the help tab. Got it.
 

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Thanks, @Andar @mlogan and @Archeia ! This is much clearer now.

(What a beautiful new avatar, Archeia!)

I will report the OP so the thread can be closed.
 

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