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Suggestion Close old threads?

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting / Suggestions' started by Anoplogaster, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Anoplogaster

    Anoplogaster Arachnobaron Active Member

    So, many of us are aware of the etiquette regarding the resurrection of old threads. Old threads contain great information, so they should definitely not be deleted. But it gets pretty aggravating when people respond to threads that are 10+ years old.

    Would it be possible to set a "lifespan" for replying to threads? Like, it will automatically get closed to further replies after a certain period of inactivity, and just exist in an archive.
  2. AphonopelmaTX

    AphonopelmaTX Moderator Staff Member

    Old threads are not going to be closed just because they are old. Relevant information could be added at some point whether it be months or years after the initial post was made. If someone replies to an old thread with irrelevant information or replies just for the sake of responding, the best course of action is to not respond yourself so it can eventually make its way back to the depths of the forum abyss. Continuing to reply to an old thread pointing out that it is old only bumps it back to the top and encourages more people to respond with off topic replies. If one feels some action needs to be taken to a response to an old thread, instead of responding just hit that Report button and let a member of the moderator team decide on what to do with it.
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