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Old 01-03-2010, 06:35   #1
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Closing Old Threads

Good day,
On some sites, after "x" days without a post, the thread is closed and new posts cannot be made. People can reference the old thread but it prevents submissions on posts months, or years old. I have seen a number of these in the past few months where both newbies and veterans are posting on threads years old.

I would like to know is this a policy that would make sense here?
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:55   #2
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Many times useful information can come out of old threads. I have seen it happen many times. I would leave the old threads as is..........i2f
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:37   #3
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I'm with you on that one. Being able to add on to old threads with new info saves a lot of time. A lot of background info is in those old posts. If the whole subject goes away, then people feel the need to rehash everything that went on, yet again. It's overly redundant.

I mean, how many new threads a year do we really need from someone asking "What's better, monohulls or multihulls?"....
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:50   #4
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I agree with keeping them, they can be topics only found here and that is valuable. It is a trade-off. The current ones I see are people who add to a post with 70+ responses, two years ago. So they could be rehashing old stuff in the 70 responses and not know it or off topic (at least the 2 year old one).

LOL - Canibul, it appears we cannot seem to stop those or the "What is the best boat for..." either. Maybe we need an application where people can put in all their requirements and get a list of boats back. Unfortunately, the vehix of boats does not yet exist.

BTW - anyone creating such site shall now pay me, in excess of my cruising budget, for this fantastic idea. Sure the idea has been had before but I make this claim in the name of the Kingdom of Kefaa.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:40   #5
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It is true that sometime folks resurrect old threads. Generally if the posts are on the topic of the thread that's fine and occasionally someone will post an update which is always interesting.

If a member resurrects an old thread and the new post seems off topic, we will move it to a better location (if we can find one). If this becomes a chronic problem we could consider adding some kind of warning when replying to an old thread (as part of the rely editor) so the poster would have to affirm that they know they're posting to an ancient thread. To date, I'm not sure this is a big enough issue to warrant placing this barrier in place... it's especially hard on those for whom English is not a first language.

If you see a post that seems out of place, please use the report post button on that post (little triangle icon) to give mods a heads up that there is an issue.
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Old 02-03-2010, 22:03   #6
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Well, since this is a new thread I can feel safe posting here. Janet, I just want to post that your Avatar seems to be missing, and that seems out of place to me...
We seem to self police pretty well. I get teased to no end when I reply unintentionally to an old post.
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Old 02-03-2010, 22:05   #7
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Old 02-03-2010, 22:31   #8
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Well a good one anyway..
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It's back now. But I agree with Stillraining- at least put a knot in it....
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Well a good one anyway..
Yeah, not so keen on rope

String on the other hand............

String, String, String;
String is a wonderful thing.
Rope may be thicker;
But String it is Quicker


Unlike rope, also available in Bikini sizes
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