Suggestion - Add thread originating dates

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by drambuie, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2010
    Lately, there seems to be a number of threads appearing that have started two, or more, years ago. Would it be possible to include the originating year and month beside the thread originator's "name" that's under the thread title?

    This could reduce the number of old threads that are resurrected because readers don't notice the original posting dates. I know I've started reading ancient threads thinking they were current, only to discover that they were restarted by someone adding a post. It seems more readers get sucked in and add responses until someone finally notices the original date. I think that quite often, readers go straight to the last page of posts.
  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. interrobang, Dec 17, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2011

    macrumors 6502

    May 25, 2011
    It keeps coming up, because it's still a problem, and nothing gets done about it.

    Everyone always says, "Yeah, but occasionally, it's for a good reason."

    And every time, someone suggests putting up a warning message before old threads are re-opened. These people are then ignored, and the thread dies.

    So, let me now suggest that we add the warning message, so that this suggestion thread too will die like the others.

    [EDIT: Amazing how that works! :rolleyes:]

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