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woody100

Administrator
Staff member
Re: Old threads being answered long after they were asked or there has been any activity.

We have added a solution (could be modified). It currently shows for any thread that has not had a post for 180 days. The notice appears just above the Quick Reply box. We are interested in any opinions you all have on this.
 


Zigner

Senior Member, Non-Attorney
I like it, but I think that the second sentence ("It can take a long time to get an up-to-date response or contact with relevant users.") might be better worded to fit the situation...
 

quincy

Senior Member
I just read the "Thread Status" notice that appears above the reply box.

I really like the personalizing of the message.

I agree with Zigner, though, that the message itself might not deter from posting those who typically revive old threads (the advertisers, the trolls).
 

PayrollHRGuy

Senior Member
How about "Please create a new thread as old threads are often ignored."

That's pretty close to what most of us tell them when they post to old threads with lines like, "The same thing happened to me..."
 

not2cleverRed

Obvious Observer
While I generally like the idea of this, my concern is that it that it discourages people from updating their own threads.

Would there be a way to exclude that message for the original poster?
Or at least indicate that updates by the original poster are okay?
 

Just Blue

Senior Member
While I generally like the idea of this, my concern is that it that it discourages people from updating their own threads.

Would there be a way to exclude that message for the original poster?
Or at least indicate that updates by the original poster are okay?
I agree!

Perhaps: "Unless you are the original poster here to update, please don't post to this over 180 old thread." (only better worded...lol)
 
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