Bringing up old threads

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Re: Bringing up old threads

Postby BENIDORM » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:00 pm

"El Cid" quoted me ...

''I think one or two members are worried that someone might revive an old thread that could upset them.?'''

And Sid then added.....
How do you arrive at that conclusion?
Katy just asked if it was possible and commented that some forums did so.

Well....That was just my thoughts 'reading between the lines', personally I can't see why anyone would be worried, or even slightly interested in closing old chapters, and I personally think that Sid and BC have got much more interesting things to be doing on a hot summers day.. :lol:

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Re: Bringing up old threads

Postby gerryh » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:01 pm

White Horse wrote:If a thread has not had a post after 1 year it could be locked.
The information within it is still available, as long as they are not deleted, I can't see a problem.

But what if that information is now out of date?
As anybody who lives here in Spain knows, rules and regulations change and some threads need periodic updating.
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Re: Bringing up old threads

Postby El Cid » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:47 pm

Chunky Monky wrote:

Not to mention the work involved, would the locking have to be done manually or could A.com devise a system that would automatically lock posts that were older than the prescribed time limit?

Locking old threads won't stop spammers.

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As I said earlier, it can be done automatically.

One email from me and it's done.

Nothing will stop spammers but they are much more obvious if they post a new thread than if they latch onto an old one.

You would be amazed how many spam posts I delete and remove the spammer from the forum within an hour of them posting!

Some are very devious. I had one a week ago where someone joins under two names and one asks for recommendation and the alter ego answers.

Easy to spot as I can cross check all IP addresses.

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Re: Bringing up old threads

Postby ValL » Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:20 pm

El Cid wrote:
ValL wrote: I think there may be a few upset members if their precious thread was locked.



If no one has posted to it for say two years it can't really be too precious can it?

Sid


I don't really care one way or another about past threads and cant be bothered explaining what I meant. I have just about given up on posting on forums unless I want to ask a question and even then I think several times before posting and sometimes after ! Too much hassle comes out of nowhere at times and frequently people do not seem to understand me or misunderstand. I think I must be going mad in my marble tower.

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Re: Bringing up old threads

Postby markwilding » Sat May 31, 2014 11:05 pm

What was the result in the end? Are they locked or not.

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Re: Bringing up old threads

Postby El Cid » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:44 am

No, they are not locked. It is possible, but it is nearly a year since the issue was raised and we haven't had any problems since.

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Re: Bringing up old threads

Postby BENIDORM » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:51 am

[quote="markwilding"]What was the result in the end? Are they locked or not.[/quote]

And now Mark you will probably be accused of bringing up 'old threads'.... :lol:

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Re: Bringing up old threads

Postby katy » Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:41 pm

El Cid wrote:No, they are not locked. It is possible, but it is nearly a year since the issue was raised and we haven't had any problems since.

Sid


The potential for confusion is still there. Supposing someone's search term turned up an old tax/health thread and they didn't notice it was dated 2005 :think: here is an example, I was able to edit one of my posts from 2005, only a spelling mistake but any poster could go on and change all their posts :shock:

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=5843&p=319162#p319162

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Re: Bringing up old threads

Postby White Horse » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:34 pm

It must be worth considering deleting (or archiving in a hidden forum) all posts before, say 2010.

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Re: Bringing up old threads

Postby El Cid » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:53 pm

OK, I will close all threads over two years old. They will still remain readable and if anyone wants to contribute to them, they will need to start a new thread referencing the old one.

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Re: Bringing up old threads

Postby Devils Advocate » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:17 pm

El Cid wrote:OK, I will close all threads over two years old.

Sid


Hells bollox, the end of the word thread. Result :mrgreen:
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Re: Bringing up old threads

Postby Lyric » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:55 pm

Does that mean two more years of the UKIP nonsense ?

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Re: Bringing up old threads

Postby El Cid » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:28 am

Let me clarify - all threads that have not had a post for 2 years will close.

So the word thread will remain open.

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Re: Bringing up old threads

Postby markwilding » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:18 pm

BENIDORM wrote:
markwilding wrote:What was the result in the end? Are they locked or not.


And now Mark you will probably be accused of bringing up 'old threads'.... :lol:

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