Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 35

Thread: Close threads.

  1. #1
    Grouper
    Join Date
    11/24/2008
    Location
    SE Florida
    Posts
    464

    Close threads.

    You really need to allow us to close threads that we started. I know that we can close classifieds, but we need to close thread to prevent their resurrection. This way we can get new blood and stop a tread that has been answered.
    Thanks.
    Live, Love, Laugh

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by ektess1 View Post
    You really need to allow us to close threads that we started. I know that we can close classifieds, but we need to close thread to prevent their resurrection. This way we can get new blood and stop a tread that has been answered.
    Thanks.
    I agree. I hate it when ancient threads get resurrected. Usually by a me-too response.

  3. #3
    Grand Master Spammer Founding Member
    ST-Forum Mod
    Vercingetorix's Avatar
    Join Date
    07/11/2007
    Location
    Dallas, Tx
    Age
    67
    Posts
    5,137
    Images
    1
    What's wrong with ancient threads being resurrected? Other than a "me too" response, of course.

    Quite often, somebody who was not around when the thread originated may have something to add.

    To Original Poster does not "own" the thread. It belongs to the community.

    Bottom line: I disagree.
    rick

  4. #4
    Grouper
    Join Date
    11/24/2008
    Location
    SE Florida
    Posts
    464
    The origanal thread had probably been answered. I am not talking about garbage threated like you subscribe to. ie mens or surface interval. I am talking about question and answers that pertain to scuba divingl
    Live, Love, Laugh

  5. #5
    I say automatically close them or archive after no responses in 90 days or so. It is usually a board feature or often a simple scheduled query to do so. Normally I could care less, but I have to admit it sucks when you hit the new post and there are a ton of threads with no useful information on any of them because a user is just trying to get the discount.

  6. #6
    Grand Master Spammer Founding Member
    Join Date
    07/10/2007
    Location
    Moberly, MO
    Age
    54
    Posts
    4,703
    Things change. Suppose years back somebody asked about how to ascend from the deep. The answer given was to head straight up non stop and the consensus agreed with it, thread closed.

    FF a couple years when science showed a safety stop and deep stops were beneficial. Can't update the thread, it's closed.

    Now, when a person searches they get the old thread, see it's good to just come straight up no stops and dives that way, when the new science says that stops are better for you. They don't know that because on their search of threads they stopped reading when post after post said the other.

    Get my point? I'm in the camp of warn them it's an old thread like scubaboard does, but allow the post because new info does happen once in a while.
    Matthew P. Cummings
    Moberly MO

  7. #7

    trust the brain

    The default cut off time for a thread is 1 month. Maybe there should be a default cut off time for search. If the user goes to advanced search they can change how far back the search will go.

    What does everyone think?

  8. #8
    This wouldn't be an issue except every new subscriber goes through the old threads and adds a me-too response in order to jack the post count to 250. People that do that are just jerks. If you have important info to add, go ahead and resurrect an old thread. Don't do it for a me too response. Anything else is just uncivilized.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by BouzoukiJoe View Post
    This wouldn't be an issue except every new subscriber goes through the old threads and adds a me-too response in order to jack the post count to 250. People that do that are just jerks. If you have important info to add, go ahead and resurrect an old thread. Don't do it for a me too response. Anything else is just uncivilized.
    Is this really a problem? Or is it just so annoying that when it does happen it sticks out in your mind?

    I usually do a 'New Posts' every time I come onto the board. I haven't noticed an annoying amount of 'me-too' posts.

  10. #10
    Perhaps I annoy too easily.

    And I exaggerated when I said 'every new subscriber'- this is far from the truth. Most don't. There have been a notable few post-whores though.

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Answers on threads
    By I Like 2 Dive in forum Complaints or Problems
    Replies: 109
    Last Post: 03-01-2009, 23:51
  2. tracking threads
    By microbe boy in forum About This Site
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-24-2008, 23:33
  3. subscribed threads
    By boat in forum Bugs and Problems
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-16-2007, 13:06

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •