Locking Old Posts

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Re: Locking Old Posts

Postby Vorpal » 27 Jan 2020, 8:13am

simonhill wrote:
richardfm wrote:I quite like reading threads resurrected from the dead. I wouldn't like to see old threads locked


Richard you will still be able to see all the old posts. I am only advocating locking them. On your "most favourite forum", the Tea Shop, there are 158 pages with 50 topics per page. Plenty to choose from there.

PH: Highlighting the age might be a workable compromise. although, I still prefer a (openable) lock.

Remember, I not saying lock away forever. The last reply could say something like:

This topic has been locked due to inactivity. To reopen, click here (reply box opens) and briefly explain why to a moderator.

Would you like to volunteer to screen these unlocking posts?
“In some ways, it is easier to be a dissident, for then one is without responsibility.”
― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

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Re: Locking Old Posts

Postby Cyril Haearn » 27 Jan 2020, 8:17am

One may subscribe to threads that interest one, or bookmark them
Or unsubscribe
I clicked 'notify me when a reply is posted', so I get a Noti for any replies on a thread where I posted

Simples :wink:
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Re: Locking Old Posts

Postby drossall » 27 Jan 2020, 7:56pm

I've seen a fair number of discussions revived to very good effect, and not noticed any problems with out of date information. In fact (admittedly on a different cycling forum), I've just contributed to a thread that has been revived several times over a decade. Far better than starting again.

So another vote against the motion, I'm afraid.

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Re: Locking Old Posts

Postby Cyril Haearn » 27 Jan 2020, 8:02pm

There are more than a million posts here, comparable to a library with a million books

Wikipedia has a 'random' function that enables one to learn something one never wanted to learn, Plus One!
Thread resurrection has a similar effect
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Re: Locking Old Posts

Postby simonhill » 28 Jan 2020, 3:44pm

All finished?

Given the unpopularity of my suggestion and that there is no technical mechanism to do it, I am happy to withdraw it.

I would just like to add that some posters (seem to?) think or imply that the posts would be permanently closed. This was never my intention and I did say that they could easily be reopened.

Also, somewhat amused to be told to concentrate on my cycling by one of the most prolific and argumentative posters on the forum. Nonetheless, I will take the advice as I am off on a 2 month tour on Monday.

Tam biet

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Re: Locking Old Posts

Postby mattheus » 28 Jan 2020, 3:57pm

simonhill wrote:All finished?

Maybe ..... don't you dare close this topic!!!

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Re: Locking Old Posts

Postby simonhill » 28 Jan 2020, 4:29pm

Tee hee.

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Re: Locking Old Posts

Postby Cyril Haearn » 28 Jan 2020, 7:25pm

simonhill wrote:..
somewhat amused to be told to concentrate on my cycling by one of the most prolific and argumentative posters on the forum. Nonetheless, I will take the advice as I am off on a 2 month tour on Monday.

Tam biet

'Go and ride your bikeS' [plural] he wrote, +1
Many of us including I spend too much time on these fora and too little cycling :wink:
Did walk 10 km today, mind
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