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Message 22023 - Posted: 22 Dec 2008, 21:23:11 UTC
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I see this forum has the 60 day thread auto-lock enabled.

The feature is very useful for high volume forums like seti where people keep digging up old threads. But it looks kinda ridiculous on this forum. Some of the sections here have the vast majority of threads locked leaving only one or two threads that can be posted to.

it might actually be of value to continue an older discussion on this particular set of message boards.

Something for the senior folks to think about.#

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Message 22025 - Posted: 22 Dec 2008, 21:40:37 UTC - in response to Message 22023.  

Ahem. Do know it was requested by us since the spammers kept necromancing old threads unnecessarily. If you feel you need to continue a thread, ask us (mods) to unlock it and we will at the next time we are on these forums.
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Message 22026 - Posted: 22 Dec 2008, 23:44:19 UTC - in response to Message 22023.  

I think maybe the limit should be longer than 60 days. But I definitely agree with the idea.

I've seen threads of someone reporting a problem, maybe getting a reply, and two years later someone saying "I have the same problem" or "hey that solution didn't work for me". The problem and/or solution are probably long irrelevant at that point!

People should always make new threads unless they are *absolutely* sure they have the same problem as the original poster.

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Message 22029 - Posted: 22 Dec 2008, 23:53:42 UTC - in response to Message 22026.  
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I think maybe the limit should be longer than 60 days. But I definitely agree with the idea.

I requested 6 months when asking for the option to be installed here... when it arrived, it was 60 days. But I'll request some leniency after the holidays.

I've seen threads of someone reporting a problem, maybe getting a reply, and two years later someone saying "I have the same problem" or "hey that solution didn't work for me".

Or just someone saying Hi everyone... a day later followed by a signature sending you to the meat or pills markets on the internet. ;-)
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Message 22034 - Posted: 23 Dec 2008, 0:35:28 UTC
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Yes, i know all the get-a-rounds with the red X's and stuff, i know the story.

Just take a look at the poor old "Documentation" forum that folks fought so hard for just to get that forum. All the threads are locked, thats a shame. These are, and should be, on-going discussions.

And what about the "Projects" forum, it was also a hard fight to get that forum in the first place. More than half the threads are locked. Someone might just want to ask a simple question about a project.

If there is spam posted, you moderate the post. Keeping the 60 day auto-lock is not the solution for this particular forum.

Just my thoughts,

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Message 22100 - Posted: 27 Dec 2008, 10:58:16 UTC

David changed it to 180 days.
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