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How to deal with old threads?

  • 1a-spielwiese


    @bphelp /

    Please don’t reply to threads going on 4 years old

    For my point of view:

    1. If is wanted, that users use the search function, before asking new questions, then should be appreciated also, that users reply on old threads.

    2. If the latter is not appreciated, then old threads should be closed automatically for new replies (and, maybe, also excluded from search results) after a certain time, e.g. 12 or 18 month.


    I liked that @rubyji referred on the old threads – because I like documentation of historical progress, i.e.:

    that a issue, that was unresolved 4 years ago, is now resolved. πŸ™‚

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  • @1a-spielwiese if you are saying people should reply to old threads then no they shouldn’t and that is not a convention of this help forum but in general. Resurecting of threads is considered bad form especially on web tech forums, old threads are an archive for referring to and that may contain useful information and thus no they are never generally removed from search results but do not serve in being brought back into the main stream of current threads. A lot of forum apps can actually close them automatically after a set period of time sadly we can’t here.



    hi @hnla,

    i have already (manually) closed old topics from page 1005 to 1498 (the end).

    Pfuiiiiii…. πŸ˜‰

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