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Offline Riven
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« Posted 2013-05-07 13:46:28 »

Some members seem to be rather fond of necroing threads. The message that is shown after hitting 'post', informing the poster that the thread is severly outdated, doesn't deter these people.

In all these years, I can't recall a reply that actually was worth such a revival. Typically people use the search function of the site and just plonk whatever they are working on at the end of whatever topic they stumbled upon, forcing everybody to plow through outdated messages.

Therefore, I proudly present the feature everybody has been waiting for...

  • topics are frozen after 180 days of inactivity


Hurray!

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Offline ReBirth
« Reply #1 - Posted 2013-05-07 13:57:21 »

Include game threads? (WIP, showcase, featured)

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2013-05-07 14:01:47 »

Every tech related forum should have it IMO. 180 days seems like a good bet for this particular forum since topics don't tend to zombify so quickly. For a Stackoverflow or an OTN I'd have opted to set the deadline to 2 months if it were up to me.

Include game threads? (WIP, showcase, featured)

For the WIP its actually a good thing, keep the progress going or have your thread necro'd  Cool The other two are good points however, you'd want people to be able to leave a congratulatory message or ask a question no matter how old your game gets.
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Offline Riven
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« Reply #3 - Posted 2013-05-07 14:34:43 »

Good point. I excluded Showcase, Featured and Wiki (as if! Grin) from the boards to freeze.

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2013-05-07 14:35:39 »

So I need to post a new Thread, if I want to revive WorldOfCube? Sad  Cry

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Offline Riven
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« Reply #5 - Posted 2013-05-07 14:36:27 »

PM me when you want to revive it.

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Online Roquen
« Reply #6 - Posted 2013-05-07 14:36:41 »

In all these years, I can't recall a reply that actually was worth such a revival.
Sad  I've posted in old threads.
Offline Riven
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« Reply #7 - Posted 2013-05-07 14:38:15 »

You agree with me 99% of necros are inappropriate, right?

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2013-05-07 14:38:26 »

Also, (probably I just didn't see it yet...) Could you please add a Warning message explaining why the topic is closed? (Like in Gamedev.net)

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Offline SHC
« Reply #9 - Posted 2013-05-07 14:43:37 »

It would be better to exclude the articles board also. Newbies can ask doubts on them.

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Online Roquen
« Reply #10 - Posted 2013-05-07 14:44:33 »

@Riven - sadly yes.
Offline Riven
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« Reply #11 - Posted 2013-05-07 14:52:48 »

Could you please add a Warning message explaining why the topic is closed?
There. Done.

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2013-05-07 15:08:06 »

People can post a new thread with a link to the old thread if they want. Seems reasonable.

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« Reply #13 - Posted 2013-05-07 15:34:19 »

Could you please add a Warning message explaining why the topic is closed?
There. Done.
Nice.
Nice.

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