Locking Threads Q's

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by iPhil, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    Is there a way automatically 'lock' a thread after a year the last post via Vb software?


    The reason why i'm asking is i've been seeing allot ol' threads being re-hashed ..
     
  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Some threads you might want to keep open depending on the subject while others should be closed.
     
  3. iPhil thread starter macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    Like this 3M post Apple contest
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Software could lock threads automatically, but it takes human judgment to know if a thread should be locked. Sometimes old threads are still useful. In cases where someone has a new question about an old issue, an old thread can even provide more context than a brand new thread would.

    Do thread resurrections cause a problem for you?
     
  5. iPhil thread starter macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    Q: No i doesn't cause me a problem, but it's lil annoying for me to see some threads being 're-hashed' before looking @ the date on the last post before posting said reply .. :eek: :eek:
     
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Maybe we just need threads to fade and get smaller, as they age! Then again, if somebody does a forum search and finds an old thread, it was likely one of the top hits for the search terms they used.

    It might be interesting to study a few such cases and try to figure out how they happened upon that particular old thread.
     

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