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Freezing/archiving comments on 'old' threads (> 6mo. with no activity)

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RedRover

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I've noticed that in other forums they often 'freeze' comments on older/archived threads (or at the very least, mark it/color it so it's obviously an old thread). Can we start doing something like that as well? One unusual phenomenon that occurs on the NCLR forums is the resurrection of really old (+1-2 years) threads by a new post.

This in itself doesn't cause problems per se, but I find it more difficult to read a thread that started back in 2011 and has been bumped once each year because it's a recurring event (like a MORG or a sanctioned event.)... so instead of one thread per year, it's really like 3 mini-threads (1 per year) all concatenated mainly because the title fits and the thread is still accepting new posts.

Curious to know if anyone else agrees; equally I'm just as interested in those who feel the opposite and like the way it works...

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Curious to know if anyone else agrees; equally I'm just as interested in those who feel the opposite and like the way it works...


Maybe for trip threads that are time-related, but something like a technical thread should remain open. If there is a thread on, say, how to install an LT230 and someone wants to ask a question, then it is better to keep all the information in one place rather than have 3 mini-threads with people posting links to the other threads.

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Graeme

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RedRover

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Maybe for trip threads that are time-related, but something like a technical thread should remain open. If there is a thread on, say, how to install an LT230 and someone wants to ask a question, then it is better to keep all the information in one place rather than have 3 mini-threads with people posting links to the other threads.

Regards,

Graeme


Good point, as I was primarily thinking about trip based threads but it sounds as if there are (at least) two distinct types of forum threads, each of which would benefit from different handling. I would agree that a technical thread should not be closed since the institutional knowledge is being built up over time and we want to leverage the depth of the past thread.

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Maybe for trip threads that are time-related, but something like a technical thread should remain open. If there is a thread on, say, how to install an LT230 and someone wants to ask a question, then it is better to keep all the information in one place rather than have 3 mini-threads with people posting links to the other threads.

Regards,

Graeme


x2. Trip threads should be closed once the trip is over and the trip report and pictures have been posted. I remember a few years ago an Annual Event thread was resurrected and some cross posting was happening. It was rather confusing until I realized what the initial post date was.

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Or for sale items?? I have had some parts on here & LRR for sale for over 2 years and keep resurrecting it and recently sold something.

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BEAR

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I would like to see something for just the Morg's. It would be nice to have just one thread for people to talk about the upcoming Morg(s)

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Justin

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We could easily apply it to specific forum sections. While having other sections not have the auto-prune feature.

Waiting on the OK to add a Calender / Event system which would heavily help out with event planning etc.

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BEAR

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And also delete or freeze the old ones.

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Can we post on that actual thread if we wanted to delete it first before it's automatically done? I feel like I spend some time posting pictures in my threads that if it was deleted all that information would be lost. Like my trailer build and other things I had done in the past.

On another note, trip reports are great if you need to find info from last years posts as well. If we have some new guys join our club and have no idea what to expect at least we can say here look at these. But adding new comments I think should be noted so they don't think it's active. Just block comments on those. I don't know if deleting things that are informative is a good approach.

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RedRover

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Can we post on that actual thread if we wanted to delete it first before it's automatically done? I feel like I spend some time posting pictures in my threads that if it was deleted all that information would be lost. Like my trailer build and other things I had done in the past.

On another note, trip reports are great if you need to find info from last years posts as well. If we have some new guys join our club and have no idea what to expect at least we can say here look at these. But adding new comments I think should be noted so they don't think it's active. Just block comments on those. I don't know if deleting things that are informative is a good approach.


Hey Pedram; I agree that we don't want to delete anything... that would be bad. I think the general feeling so far is that we would manage threads that were time-based, such as trip posts and event posts, to be archived so they wouldn't get new information added to them after a certain 'dwell time'. They would still show up in search, be in the forum and all photos would still be there as well; it simply means that no new posts would be accepted against those older threads. Additionally it sounds like folks want threads like technical discussions and sale/classifieds posts to remain open in perpetuity.

Thanks for the comments/suggestions - keep them coming if you have anything else...

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