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Suggestion on old threads

  1. Jun 11, 2015 #1

    phinds

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    Not much more than an idle suggestion, but could you add something to the code such that clicking on the "reply" button would invoke a subroutine that checks the date and if one is replying to a thread older than, say, one year, one gets a message asking "are you sure you want to reply to this thread, since it is over a year old?"
     
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  3. Jun 11, 2015 #2

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    That would be nice. Google often leads me to great threads in forums where it seems the people might be able to help, only to find that the thread died 8 years ago and the members are no longer there. At least I check post dates before I reply.

    Here we need to do another close down of old threads, I don't think it's been done in a while. I recently had some UFO chaser/conspiracy theorist get angry because he replied to one of Ivan's old UFO threads only to be told that "we don't do that anymore".
     
  4. Jun 11, 2015 #3

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    I remember some discussion some time back about locking threads more than a certain age, but that didn't seem to go over well and didn't happen.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2015 #4

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    Actually we did mass locks of threads over two years old, it's just time to do it again. Our rules change and many of those old threads no longer meet our current standards, so if they get revived (necroposted), quite often they have to be closed down.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2015 #5

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    I would think Greg could add a subroutine to the app that just automatically closes any thread over 2 years old and have it scheduled to run maybe once a week. Seems like it would be an easy thing to do (says the guy who doesn't have to do it).
     
  7. Jun 11, 2015 #6

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    He did a mass closing which I assume was done in that fashion.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2015 #7

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    At least with the old forum software it was a simple SQL query. Give it to the database, done. Shouldn't be different with the current software.
     
  9. Jun 21, 2015 #8
    If you are making it more ambitious for programming "older than one year" OR "author was not active on forum for more than half year".
     
  10. Jul 1, 2015 #9
    Added to my list
     
  11. Jul 2, 2015 #10

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    I wonder how long that list is ?? :wink: LOL

    I am also so tempted some times to respond to a necroposter .... " you realise how old this thread is ? "

    Dave
     
  12. Jul 2, 2015 #11

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    Necropost! Thread older than one week! :biggrin:
     
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