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Offline CaptainJester

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« Posted 2006-10-20 13:33:58 »

Is there a way to automatically close old topics?  Lately ENC has been digging up topics that are 2 years old for no reason.  I have seen 8 or 10 already.  If a topic hasn't had a reply in 30 days then it should be automatically closed.  If someone wants to post to it again, they can start a new topic and reference the old one, or ask a moderator to re-open it.

Offline ryanm

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2006-10-20 13:38:26 »

Agreed. Necromancy is evil.
Offline Markus_Persson

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2006-10-20 14:19:05 »

* Markus_Persson reminds self to necro this thread in four years.

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Offline woogley
« Reply #3 - Posted 2006-10-20 14:39:59 »

Is there a way to automatically close old topics?  Lately ENC has been digging up topics that are 2 years old for no reason.  I have seen 8 or 10 already.  If a topic hasn't had a reply in 30 days then it should be automatically closed.  If someone wants to post to it again, they can start a new topic and reference the old one, or ask a moderator to re-open it.

+1
Offline Spasi
« Reply #4 - Posted 2006-10-20 15:00:27 »

+1
Offline Riven
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« Reply #5 - Posted 2006-10-20 15:29:42 »

+2 (is that allowed?)

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Offline CommanderKeith
« Reply #6 - Posted 2006-10-20 18:45:01 »

Well its a bit annoying the way the 'recent posts' gets all clogged up, but rules are over-kill.  Besides, our friend ENC has raised some intersting topics, just maybe a few too many.

Offline darkprophet

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2006-10-20 19:28:49 »

I honestly dont see a valid reason for closing old topics...

Anyone?

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Offline fletchergames

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2006-10-20 20:56:02 »

Old topics might as well be left open.  Every once in a while someone will go through and post to some old topics for no reason, but is that really any worse than having someone start some new topics that no one replies to?
Offline noblemaster

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2006-10-20 21:08:28 »

What's up with "CaptainJester" and "ENC" having the same picture ... I just realized you are not one and the same person! You confused me in the "javadoc" topic ...

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Offline CaptainJester

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« Reply #10 - Posted 2006-10-20 21:50:30 »

What's up with "CaptainJester" and "ENC" having the same picture ... I just realized you are not one and the same person! You confused me in the "javadoc" topic ...

lol, I replied in the other thread Smiley

Offline ENC

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2006-10-25 04:21:57 »

I just found out, people is indeed talking behind my back... OUCH!

Maybe it is just me.... this is so sad... and no.. I and CaptainJester is two differernt person.. you can check our IP address... we are located on two different continents.

Cheers!

PS I just noticed we have the same avatar as well.. going to change mine soon... >.<
Offline woogley
« Reply #12 - Posted 2006-10-25 12:40:08 »

I just found out, people is indeed talking behind my back... OUCH!

no, you just spend more time looking at old threads Wink

posting this in a public forum is certainly not behind your back.

also, the two avatars are the same because that is one of the default avatars on the forum (i.e. they don't need to spend any effort on it.. no uploading, no linking, just clicking)
Offline ENC

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« Reply #13 - Posted 2006-10-26 03:28:39 »

no, you just spend more time looking at old threads Wink


haha... It was meant as a joke...  Grin

Maybe I will spend sometime design my own avatar... ^^
Offline zero

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« Reply #14 - Posted 2006-10-26 09:14:17 »

-1

too much rules, let anarchy rule Wink
Offline noblemaster

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« Reply #15 - Posted 2006-10-26 20:44:20 »

yes, anarchy rules!  Cool 

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« Reply #16 - Posted 2006-10-27 11:19:36 »

Automatic closes suck. However, ENC's behaviour would have resulted in a ban elsewhere Smiley

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Offline ENC

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« Reply #17 - Posted 2006-10-27 11:52:22 »

ahh >.<

THat's really got to hurt...

SOrry to all those who felt insulted in bring up old topics...

Cheers!
Offline darkprophet

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« Reply #18 - Posted 2006-10-28 04:04:26 »

can someone please explain the logic of why bringing old topics back to life is a bad thing ? Especially since he isn't spamming or anything...

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Offline woogley
« Reply #19 - Posted 2006-10-28 04:42:01 »

bringing up an old topic and talking to the original postees as if they're still active is borderline stupid, after 3 years.. alot of posters are inactive

especially bringing up a 3 year old thread with a "me too" kind of post.
Offline ENC

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« Reply #20 - Posted 2006-10-30 01:19:15 »

Hmmm so if I have a question about the topic I would just have to start a new topic and link back to the old topic??

CHeers!
Offline blahblahblahh

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« Reply #21 - Posted 2006-10-30 14:45:05 »

bringing up an old topic and talking to the original postees as if they're still active is borderline stupid, after 3 years.. alot of posters are inactive

especially bringing up a 3 year old thread with a "me too" kind of post.

Fair enough.

But let's not throw the baby out with the bath water. Closing old topics would cause a LOT more problems than just dealing with individuals who abuse them.

GD.net closes threads, and it totally destroys any serious communication on a lot of explorative topics - for instance, it takes both academics and mainstream games devs literally a month or more to come back to a thread with new info, but on GD.net you are prevented from answering people's questions. Remember that gooogle still indexes all these old posts, so answering is hugely valuable, if not to the OP.

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Offline CaptainJester

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« Reply #22 - Posted 2006-10-30 15:39:45 »

Hmmm so if I have a question about the topic I would just have to start a new topic and link back to the old topic??

CHeers!

The point is that you dug up 8 posts that were over 2 years old and only have a relevent answer/question in maybe 2 of them.  The rest were just "is that so".  Just be more constructive or start a new topic so people don't waste time going into a topic with nothing new provided.

Offline woogley
« Reply #23 - Posted 2006-10-30 18:16:03 »

blah3: I seriously don't see anything wrong with closing a topic after 2 years. the SDN forums do it and just slap an "archive" sticker on it.

I wouldn't recommend an auto-close after only 30 days, though
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